How MSPs Can Improve Strategy and Budget


Optimizing Workforce Management: Strategies for MSPs to Improve Budget and Efficiency

Using a staffing managed service provider (MSP) can bring insightful benefits and actionable strategy to budgeting and extended workforce management. As a strategic partner, your MSP is a valuable resource to support you with management services and strategic planning with their industry experience and best practices.

Here are some ways MSPs can help drive strategic initiatives.

Workforce Strategy:

MSPs can work with you to develop a comprehensive workforce management strategy. They can analyze your current staffing solutions, identify areas of improvement and recommend action to correct gaps in the workforce and address areas of concern around operational inefficiencies or data capture. The MSP aligns their strategy to compliment your internal initiatives and remove some of the internal burden to accomplish milestones on your business initiatives. Extending your internal initiatives to the MSP helps ensure your extended workforce strategy is appropriately aligned with your organization’s long-term goals.

Cost Management:

Cost management is usually a top priority for staffing programs, and having clearly determined goals and thresholds for your MSP partner is important. The MSP manages your staffing costs by ensuring access to a wide pool of talent at standardized rates and managing your extended workforce budget and strategy. By leveraging technology, the MSP can offer cost-saving measures on tenure, volume thresholds, engagement type and optimize your talent vendors to provide BI analytics across your extended workforce data. These actions can help to improve your company’s bottom line and maximize return on extended workforce labor.

Talent Acquisition:

Your MSP partner is your staffing expert and will help attract top talent for your organization. The program office will leverage its expertise in staffing management and recruiting best practices to identify qualified vendors which in turn produce quality candidates. They will orchestrate interviewing and make hiring process recommendations to improvement on operational efficiency and training for hiring practices. Finding efficiencies across your talent acquisition process will save you time and money while ensuring you are receiving the best available talent options from your vendors.

Risk Management:

MSPs mitigate risk by ensuring participants follow employment laws and regulations. They also conduct regular audits on critical worker components, PO balances and ensure required reporting is accurate and up to date. Your MSP can provide guidance on issues related to employment contracts, worker classification, and payroll management. By ensuring that vendors and contractors follow legal requirements, the MSP helps to reduce the risk of legal liability and protect your company’s reputation.

Overall, an MSP can provide significant value to an organization by helping them develop and execute workforce management strategies that align with their business objectives. They help reduce costs, attract top talent, and mitigate risk for you. Leveraging the expertise of an MSP allows an organization to focus on their core business activities and achieve greater success.


Tyler Cook, Total Talent Solutions at Suna Solutions