Digital contractors are a source for staying ahead in the game
Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 17 novembre 2016
London. The gig economy in the UK has grown by around 14 per cent in the past few months alone. It is a flexible working model where freelancers are hired to adapt to changing business requirements. According to the latest ONS Labour Market figures, the number of self-employed people between July and September this year increased by 213,000 to 4.79 million, equating to 15.1 per cent of all people in work.
Digital is becoming the backbone of many businesses and talent is a key component to executing digital strategies. Investment in contractors has increased, as the IT skills gap has widened. Digital trends such as Mobile technologies, Big Data, IoT, Cloud Computing and Cyber Security are shaping the workforce of a business. Digital disruption is encouraging business leaders to seek digital contractors who have the deep domain knowledge and skills set to bring new products and services to market faster.Businesses are increasingly turning to digital as a way to find new revenue streams and drive business growth. Insufficient investment within the workforce holds back innovation and development. Technology is constantly evolving and businesses need a team who are always at the forefront of the latest innovation.CEO and Founder of Gibbs S3, Farida Gibbs comments: “In order to digitally transform, businesses need to create a culture of innovation which can be delivered by building agile teams to manage digital projects. By outsourcing digital projects you have access to the best skills and experience on the market, allowing you to stay ahead of the curve.”Farida continues: “Acquisition of talent has become more fluid and flexible. Businesses have a dynamic workforce which can scale up and down according to different business requirements. Digital has changed the business model and we are seeing that technology is not becoming one aspect of business, but how business is being integrated into technology. Technology is encompassing all aspects of a company and is a driver of success. Businesses need to partner up with the right specialists to leverage the right expertise on an ad-hoc basis – when they want, where they want and how they want.”
Gibbs S3, also known as GS3, is a privately held, certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) and Ethnic Minority Controlled Business (EMB) founded in 2005 by CEO Farida Gibbs. Headquartered in Surrey and with offices in London, Manchester and Cheshire, Gibbs S3 has pioneered a hybrid approach to workforce solutions that includes IT staff, business change and project solutions. Through its partnership with leading American firm S3 in 2009, Gibbs S3 now has global reach and can offer services across the world. The company is headquartered in the UK and has operations in North America and Eastern Europe. It most recently established an offshore/onshore development centre in Lithuania. The UK operations are a major driver in the company’s global growth, with turnover increasing by 38 per cent in 2014, far outstripping the market growth of 6-7 per cent estimated by industry analysts SIA. UK revenue is due to reach £46m in 2015, with a global revenue of £180m. Gibbs S3 combines the agility of a start up with world-leading resources, and the US operations were recently ranked as the 17th largest staffing form in the country by SIA.Gibbs S3 is a tier 1 supplier to FTSE100 clients and its globally aligned model allows it to meet the ever growing requirements and needs of its worldwide customer base, with global brands across sectors including oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods and financial services.Its suite of services includes RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing), SOW (Statement of Work), payroll services, project solutions and MSP (Managed Service Provisions), and it is a contingent labour master supplier. The company prides itself on innovation and quality at speed, with an emphasis on the importance of customer care.
Gibbs S3 is the only corporate-level firm to be certified and Ethnic Minority Controlled Business (EMB) by MDSUK and has also been certified as a Woman-Owned Business (WBE) by WEConnect. The firm has also received ISO 27001 and 14001 certifications for information security management and environmental management.