How to cope with the Great Resignation: structured outsourcing and remote working
The Numbers of the Great Resignation
To realize the magnitude and medium- to long-term effects of the Great Resignation, one need only look at the numbers and data available.
Data from the Associazione Italiana Direzione Personale (AIDP, the Italian Association of Personnel Management) indicate that voluntary resignations among young people in Italy affect 60% of companies. The most affected sectors are IT and Digital (32%), Production (28%) and Marketing and Sales (27%).
A study by the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) highlights the main reasons why people choose to resign: the desire to work in a more flexible environment (32%) and the desire to be engaged in more focused and satisfying assignments (27%). When choosing a new job, people today are most concerned about work-life balance (51%). More than 40% said that the employer’s ethics and values are important for motivating them and making them feel part of a community.
CSPM Engineering's Solution
What can a company do to avoid being overwhelmed by this trend and risk losing valuable and highly qualified staff?
A smart solution that CSPM Engineering has been adopting more and more with its clients is structured outsourcing.
This methodology is based on workstations: a team visits the client on-site, establishes a relationship, takes charge of the work to be done, reports internally (to CSPM Engineering), and then carries the project through to completion.
For employees, the benefits of this approach are enormous.
They do not need to spend weeks or months working off-site, which would be demanding and would undermine their work-life balance. They can do skilled, varied and challenging work in the environment they prefer, without absorbing the sometimes stressful atmosphere of the office and without giving up their hobbies or postponing family commitments. They can live in the city or country they prefer, whichever comes closest to their ideal. This results in a greater sense of belonging to a corporate entity.
Obviously, this is a process that is made possible and sustainable only by a structured method and business processes that enable a company to work with very high efficiency as well as motivated and involved employees.
This is why Andrea Pesando, CEO of CSPM Engineering, has made remote working an important part of his organization’s philosophy and culture from the very beginning:
We have understood that more and more often people make professional choices looking for the highest possible quality of life and a new personal set-up. Those who come to us and offer to collaborate already know our values and are aware that we can offer them and guarantee method and balance. Remote working allows maximum flexibility because it sets work by objectives. In a traditional type of company these conditions would be unthinkable.
For Outsourcing to Work, a Structured Method Is Needed
Inspired by the order of the universe, CSPM Engineering has implemented the O.R.B.I.T.A. Method, a process based on maximum people efficiency, which allows all employees to move with full awareness and effectiveness, even remotely.
It is an endless and reiterative process that leads to constant improvement and includes the following stages.
ORGANISE: Organization is the basis of everything. The Project is analyzed and broken down into its components.
RATE: Each piece that makes up the Project is evaluated, critical issues are brought to light and priorities are assigned.
BREAK UP: All the activities are defined, divided into phases and assigned to the right people.
IMPLEMENT: Different teams are created, depending on the design phase and on the client. All tasks are implemented.
TEST: Processes and performances are verified.
AGAIN: Based on the results, the process starts again
This method guarantees the client company absolute reliability, the business continuity that all companies today aspire to.