Sourcing and recruitment of the right skills, staff augmentation or supplier engagement
SFIA supports the acquisition of people with the right skills. Acquisition could be through different routes:
- recruitment of resources (permanent and / or contingent / contract workers)
- mergers and acquisitions
- the engagement of service providers (e.g. for outsourcing, staff augmentation, managed services, education, training, and consultancy services).
A SFIA-based position or job description provides clarity on the required level of responsibility and skills. In turn this attracts the right candidates. Subsequent assessment and selection criteria can be aligned to the SFIA skills and levels.
A similar approach can be used to support processes for resource divestment or separations. e.g. as a result of headcount reduction.
In the case of outsourcing and off-shoring, SFIA provides both the client and the supplier with a clear and transparent basis for describing the capability being sought or provided.
Procurement of resource-based services benefits from the use of SFIA rate cards. These enable a like-forlike comparison of resource-based services from suppliers. Service providers map their offerings and/or personnel to SFIA skills and levels. Difference in costs for resources is made clear. Clients can confirm that deployed resources have the skills needed to meet their requirements.