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 competitive maturity assessment


The N-able MSP Maturity Model
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competitive maturity assessment  for a service provider. Competitive service providers who have achieved a higher level of process maturity are attractive alternatives for the Chaotic customer (or higher level customers) looking to achieve a higher level of service and can't retain those services from their existing service provider. Chaotic service providers tend to achieve the lowest technical utilization rate as all of their time is spent reactively dealing with network issues - an impossible activity to predict or schedule. Chaotic

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Recruitment and Staffing

Recruitment and Staffing functionality allows the user to select and hire the right people with the right skill sets, as well as track the information regarding their recruitment for later analysis. It covers criteria such as Organization Structures and Modeling, Corporate Branding, Sourcing, Applicant Tracking, Assessment and Selection, Governance and Compliance, Vendor Management Systems (VMS) Portal, Recruitment Analytics and Reporting, and Product Technology. 

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