Industry Perspectives & Insights

2021 in 2 minutes. Bring on 2022!

2021 in 2 minutes. Bring on 2022!

Once again, we all made it through another year that we couldn’t have imagined in our wildest dreams. You can take that a couple of ways. Of course, the pandemic continued to test our abilities to adapt to moving targets. But you can also look at all the innovation and “esprit de corps” that were on display as we sought to do more than just rise above the challenges, but actually excel like never before. 

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3 Outsourcing Trends to Consider When Building Your Team

3 Outsourcing Trends to Consider When Building Your Team

As remote and hybrid work environments are making it more difficult for employers to recruit and attain high-quality digital talent, we asked SVP of Global Services and Co-Founder of SMC Squared Steven Stephan to share his thoughts on how to rethink the approach to scaling global teams while minimizing additional hidden costs.

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How to Avoid Hidden Costs of Offshore Hourly Rates

How to Avoid Hidden Costs of Offshore Hourly Rates

Many Global Insourcing Center RFPs ask for hourly rates as a selection criterion to support cost control or optimization. Hourly rates themselves are easy to compare but do not accurately reflect the actual costs to deliver services or projects.  Fixed bids make an attempt at solving this issue, but are often laced with caveats and take a significant effort to understand the scope.  

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A Different Way to Think About the Game

A Different Way to Think About the Game

Why are companies still sourcing talent from a bench?  In the race for talent, there seems to be a huge frustration to find team members that even vaguely meet the requirements.  That doesn’t even begin to consider company culture, soft skills, and retention.   

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Corporate Social Responsibility Spotlight: Ecolab

Corporate Social Responsibility Spotlight: Ecolab

Last month, Ecolab Digital Center and SMC Squared joined together to raise funds to support our community in India. On April 25, the country crossed the 350,000 mark of new single-day Covid-19 cases, the highest number of daily cases in the world since the beginning of the pandemic.  As a result of the significant increase of daily cases, India is experiencing a shortage of equipment to help Covid-19 patients breathe. 

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Congratulations to Our MAC Award Winners

Congratulations to Our MAC Award Winners

We’re proud to announce the recipients of the inaugural Marcella A Connolly Scholarship Award or “MAC” Scholarship, for the 2020-2021 academic school year. Each year, the MAC Scholarship Award, established by SMC Squared and the Connolly family, will recognize remarkable young women who are working to achieve an education in a STEM-related program.

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How to Accelerate Digital Capability Despite IT Talent Scarcity in the US

How to Accelerate Digital Capability Despite IT Talent Scarcity in the US

Whether the focus is to build smart applications or update mobile apps for end-users, to increase intelligence using advanced algorithms, or to look at opportunities to automate internal operations to drive high-value outcomes, IT leaders are actively evaluating their digital strategy and seeking ways to rapidly transform.

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