Switzerland’s looming skills shortage Part 3

by | Oct 31, 2018 | 0 comments

Focusing on the essentials


In previous posts we examined how a lack of skilled workers will affect the Swiss labour market generally. But how will it impact your company specifically, and what can you do about it?
In an ideal world you would focus entirely on building your brand to drive sales and success. But of course, we don’t live in an ideal world. You will undoubtedly be using some of your valuable time for administration and operational tasks. And the more you grow the more time these tasks will take. So how do you mitigate this drag on your resources, even if you can find the right people to help in a time of skill shortages?
One option is to adopt a model used by pretty much every law firm. Lawyers spend their time with clients and working on matters of law that require their expertise and experience, while support staff take care of the administration.
But in small businesses this model may not be optimal. Assuming you can find the right person, hiring someone to handle the admin brings new costs and actually creates even more work. That’s why an increasing number of forward-looking small- and medium-sized businesses are turning to external experts to ease the burden.
Do what you do best and outsource the rest
Smart companies are thinking more about the partners they can work with to provide the services and solutions they cannot do or don’t have time to do.
Handing over responsibility for a key function to another company requires trust. And it’s something you shouldn’t rush into. It is paramount to define expectations and ideas and to communicate those clearly to a potential external partner. And a good external partner will make that clear to you from the start. In most cases, a complete overhaul of the way you work is not necessary. A skilled and experienced partner can help you optimize your workflows and integrate them into existing systems.
What are you struggling with?
Being prepared is the smartest way to face the future. Especially in growing companies, internal processes are often not fully developed and not all of them will run as smoothly as they could. Things change fast in the world of business and it’s all too easy for knowledge gaps and regulation dependent complications to creep in and further reduce effectiveness and efficiency.
We do all the hard work, so you don’t have to
The good news is that the experts at Troschel Treuhand GmbH will work closely with you to find the solution that works best for you. We specialize in optimizing internal processes, restructuring back office functions, payroll, accounting, financial statements, reporting, payment transaction services, and tax returns, through to providing independent assessments and advise on your financial affairs.
We’re here to help your business thrive. Contact us today to find out more.

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