CIS Electronics Engineering has launched a new outsourcing initiative to help stabilise productivity demands and resource planning for R&D Directors. Called CIS Outsourced Workforce Solution (CISOWS), it allows Electronics Engineering companies to outsource some of their necessary R&D tasks such as Embedded Software Design, Development and Testing to CIS as an extension to their own R&D capability.
Companies will therefore be able to use the outsourced team as they need, allowing them to expand and contract their R&D engineering activities with far greater flexibility.
CIS has traditionally built its reputation on the contracting market for Engineers of Embedded Technologies, which has experienced exceptional growth in recent years. The CISOWS solution is a much-needed requirement for 'Leading Edge' companies that have become accustomed to high attrition rates among engineering staff, spiralling costs for specialist contract engineers and problems with engineers working from a variety of remote locations.
The key advantage of the service is that while the engineering client retains control of the resource direction and tasks to achieve the required goals, CIS will recruit specific engineers as permanent employees for the requirement.
As a result, CIS manages all risks associated with the processes of recruitment, personnel management and human resources of Valencia-based team members. By offering the solution as a seamless extension of a company's own R&D activities the solution avoids typical upfront activities such as bid management, milestones, deliverables and complex price negotiations.
Jonathan Smith, Head of Outsource Services for CIS, commented: “We have designed the solution as a standardised framework which can be customised according to final customer requirements. We can provide teams of engineers with various levels of experience, including team leaders, who can report directly to in-house management without having to re-negotiate contracts.
“Having the team based in Valencia provides stable, lower cost benefits for Engineering companies while our connections with local technical universities also puts us in contact with a pool of highly skilled graduate engineers. Culture and mindset plays a big part among our team in assuring customers of a proactive, permanent and European focus, plus the necessary expertise.
“Teams in the CISOWS can also be complemented with highly skilled engineers from our worldwide pool of contractors, to provide additional onsite or remote assistance as necessary. This modular solution, Virtual Centre of Excellence (CISVcentre), provides our customers with the opportunity to harness great efficiency by temporarily incorporating the services of leading global experts, acting as leaders and mentors to facilitate fast and effective transfer of specialist knowledge.
“Now we can offer the complete package for Engineering companies who want to take a strategic approach to their R&D resources with complete flexibility to aid their resource planning and productivity in highly competitive markets.”