DON’T TRAIN YOUR COMPETITORS’ POWER BI INTEGRATION RESOURCES
Power BI integration requires the expertise of senior resources in an industry where there is a large skills gap. Launching a new Power BI practice without the right experience and certifications on staff will put you at risk for failure. So, here’s your dilemma: train your current staff or hire an expert?
Train Your Current Staff
Let’s say you have an intermediate business-intelligence-focused developer on your team, with an average salary of $70,000 USD. You pay for their training and courses, and in 10 months’ time, you have developed a senior resource to take charge of your clients’ Power BI integrations.
What you didn’t account for is that competition for senior Power BI resources is already stiff, and your new Power BI professional is in high demand. An opportunity arises where they can increase their salary by $25K, and now you’re back to square one – after investing all that time and money into training and development.
The turnover in these positions is a result of having skills in high demand. The only way to really avoid this situation is to recognize the value of your resource, and offer an awesome salary and benefits package that makes them want to stay.
Hire an Expert
When resources are sparse and you’re faced with the daunting task of hiring and retaining a skilled team, sometimes the best choice is to hire a team that’s already built. Outsourcing is a smart way to leverage the resources you need without all the risk. It might not be a permanent solution, but it’s a great option to build a Power BI practice while delivering quality work to your clients all at once.
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