First — apologies to Gabriel Garcia Marquez for my blatant take-off of his book title, Love in the Time of Cholera. But it seemed to be too good an opportunity to miss (and next time you put your feet up, I can recommend this book as a great read)!
However, back to my blog topic — which is resources! Finding them and developing them in the competitive world of Microsoft Dynamics 365 consultancy.
Is there anybody out there?
One of the biggest challenges we faced over 2020 wasn’t getting new Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations projects, but finding the resources we needed to deliver them. As borders closed around the world, it was that much more challenging than usual to recruit (unless you're willing to embrace an offshore workforce — but more about that later). In effect, the available talent pool didn’t just start to evaporate, but totally dry up.
Owning the high ground
We’ve been far from alone in our recruiting frustration, and no-one likes to have their ability to grow stifled. Or to let customers down.
But we admittedly make life harder for ourselves through our insistence on only hiring the best people. We’d rather do without than just hire and hope for the best.
For a new hire, joining a high achieving Fusion5 team can be a moment of truth. While a consultant may have been regarded as being at the top of their game elsewhere, their skills may fall short compared with their Fusion5 teammates. (While it’s tough, it does create an environment where consultants compete to lift their game and shine.)