Everything One Should Know about IT Staff Augmentation

Everything One Should Know about IT Staff Augmentation

The contemporary IT market is very dynamic and is constantly changing its business objectives and technical needs. To match and stay ahead of your competitors, it is vital for you to have a team that can match the market requirements. The major constraint to growth is that so many companies that need a tech team to enable their business, spend most of their valuable time, energy, and money on doing recruitment instead focusing on their core business. 

Are you doing the same and seeking an alternative for this?  If yes, then Staff IT augmentation is the answer for you. Want to know what it exactly means?

 

Staff Augmentation is a flexible outsourcing strategy that allows you to onboard high-tech talent worldwide. Once you have identified your requirements, you need to identify an IT staff augmentation partner who’ll provide you with a team for your requirement. You can onboard a team on a short term or long term basis. Your staff augmentation partner would take all your administrative and organization troubles and you would get all the time to tackle your main responsibilities and integrate well with the augmented team.

 

Now, you must be thinking who would choose these candidates? It’s you who will select the candidates who fit your company’s requirements and also you can cut or extend the augmented team whenever you wish to. One thing you would really like about is that the liability and cost of hiring new full-time employees are stamped out. The remote developers who are hired by a staff augmented company are committed to one project at a time. 

 

Now, it’s time to understand why staff augmentation services are important for any organization and why it is becoming the future of work?

 

Closing the skills gap-

The organizations which have inadequate IT Talents for their existing or upcoming projects can appoint programmers or developers outside the country with staff augmentation services. These companies usually hire from countries where there are developers in abundance and resources are economical.

 

Easy reach for skilled talent-

This would be one of the major advantages of staff augmentation as they have a grip on both active and passive market. You must be aware that active resource talent is available for everyone in the market but the premium and best talent are usually in the passive market, which makes all the difference while hiring. This means that the accessibility of consulting firms is pretty high and they can hire skilled professionals for your company easily.

 

Lessen the recruitment time-

As mentioned in the above point that staff augmentation can hire specialists easily and within a short span of time. Thus, it helps in reducing the cost and time that you would spend on finding tech professionals for your company. With the help of Staff Augmentation, you can get a specialist with rare skills from anywhere in the world and that too within record time. Thus, your company would not have to suffer losses in searching for the right talent and waiting for the project to begin.

 

Flexibility-

The major advantage of outsourcing the technology requirements of your company is that you have the complete flexibility of utilizing the resource. You will have complete freedom to appoint numerous specialists for a project within a short span of time and only for the period they are required. You can hire them for 6 months-2 years and can renew their outsourcing contract, doesn’t that sound great as you would not be tensed of having so many resources on the bench.

 

Less operational overheads-

Employee related operational stuff like signing employment contracts, accounting, and payroll would be taken care off by your staff augmentation partner. 

 

The next question which you may want to ask could be – “How do we find the best and cost-effective staff augmentation company? “

 

Before selecting any company there are a few things that are to be done at your end. Firstly, you should check what kind of talent do you lack. Secondly, is your requirement long term or short term. Once you are aware of the requirements, it is easy to look for the best-suited staff augmentation company both onshore and offshore. Once you have the best possible options then select them according to the preferred location and see if they match the time zone, prices, and other such factors. 

Thereafter you need to verify testimonials and see their rating and feedback. Once everything is done then you can negotiate with them for pricing and other terms and conditions. Choose the best one according to your requirements and the best price and sign a contract with them.

 

Once you choose the best then you can rely on them and get the best talent out of the pool. Now is the time to understand how staffing companies work and deliver you the best results?

 

  • Identify the skill gap- Check what you have in terms of team and what more you might need
  • Tell your needs- Articulate your requirements and expectations to your staff augmentation partner. 
  • Interview and hire developers-Once they get the best talent for your project, you can conduct multiple rounds of interview with the tools and methods as per your organization’s recruiting procedure and after you are satisfied with their skills and talent, you can give them a go ahead, so that they could work for you
  • On-boarding- The staff augmentation also takes care of the on-boarding process. The specialists hired are introduced with the in-house team and briefed about the project.

 

We hope this article helped you with your dilemma of hiring an in house IT team Vs onboarding a staff augmentation partner.

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