A “virtual bench” of senior resources from the “aging workforce” that utilises this generation of highly skilled and experienced individuals to consult back into the workforce, allowing Businesses to tap into significant Grey Matter, “on demand”.
Because “Grey Matter”, does matter
DLA has introduced a very mature consulting team to deliver to clients high value and very experienced Insurance and Finance Business and IT resources dramatically more economically than traditional Consulting firms:
“DLA Grey Matter”: DLA offer a service that has been described as “bridging the gap between a contractor placement from an Agency who assumes zero risk sharing and a full outcomes based service delivered by an outsourcing or consultancy practice taking up the greater share of the risk (and charging accordingly).” (Quote by an executive from a leading National organisation)
An engagement of this nature may involve a scope of work and by its nature shares some of the risk in the deliverable or the outcome. Accordingly the consultants that we use are sourced from a ”virtual bench” of resources from the “mature workforce” that utilises this generation of highly skilled and experienced individuals (25 to 40 years’ experience) to consult back into the workforce, allowing Businesses to tap into a knowledge base second to none, and on an “as required” basis. This can be for short term project work (consulting, remedial or backfill) or longer term engagements as needed.
Utilising this “mature workforce” who no longer really care about driving a career is in some respects far more valuable or useful to business, as their intentions are to satisfy and deliver, rather than prove a point, or to mentor and transfer knowledge and IP, rather than knowledge retention.
However, unlike the traditional consulting model from the “big end of town”, the DLA model has;
• less management (project and risk management) overhead,
• substantially lower recovery cost (by virtue of having created a “virtual bench”) ,
• therefore, dramatically lower cost to engage (approx. 40% cheaper for the client),
• without sacrificing the quality and the experience of the resources (many of which have worked for such high end consulting practices in their careers).