Why consider Staff Augmentation Services?

When you have projects that require highly skilled specialists on a short term basis for product design, consulting, analysis, software development, and more, you don’t need to hire them in house. In fact, you need these employees as additional hands on the company deck. Outsourced workers who are skilled at what they do are your best choice in this regard. This is the exact moment when Resource Augmentation comes in handy. It helps you reduce costs of new employment and improve the operational efficiency in the process. You can easily find the right specialists to take your project forward and complete it professionally. 

Why staff augmentation? Why don’t you hire new staff for your business? The simple answer is you don’t want these employees on your permanent cadre. You just need them to handle the current project and their work is done.

Benefits of Staff Augmentation

  1. Cost effective (reduction)

You only pay for the work these employees do. That way you cut costs without sacrificing the quality of work. You hire the required skill set to complete an existing project or start a new project. With a staff augmentation service, you only pay for the work they do. You also avoid hiring and recruitment costs in the process. 

  1. Expertise

With staff augmentation, you not only hire an employee with the right expertise and skills but pick the right person who matches your expectations. You should make sure the project is clear for the potential employee as well as follows the augmentation model.

  1. Geographical restrictions

If you have an issue with a specialist in your country, you can opt for someone from abroad. On the other hand, if there are legal and communication issues, you can opt for a person from your client’s country – who can support your project and cooperate in the process.

  1. Scalability

If your project expands with time, you don’t have to worry about hiring additional employees who may lose their jobs once the project is completed. You only need to pick a specialist with the right skills and expertise and continue the project without worrying about staff issues.

Cons of Staff Augmentation

  1. Cost ineffective

The idea can be ineffective if the planned project takes more time to complete or you have to hire a specialist longer than you initially planned. In fact, augmented staff is more expensive per hour compared to regular staff. Some tasks will help you save money while long term employment can ruin your budget at times. 

  1. Training

Even if you hire an experienced specialist for your project, you still have to train him/her to suit your project. Teaching him/her the procedures and business culture within the company takes time. You need to pay for such time when you hire augmentation staff for your project.

  1. Responsibility

IT staff augmentation services will just provide the resources for your company. There is still the result that you need to take responsibility for. In fact, the entire development process and quality control are still your responsibility.

Summary

The demand for skilled software developers and specialized staff is increasing daily and the supply is low. That is why IT companies are struggling with hiring the right people for their ventures. Staff augmentation is a managed service provided by specialized companies. Instead of hiring a whole team of full time workers that you need to let go of when a particular task is done, you can easily opt for offshore specialists who can help you push the job forward. There are many benefits of staff augmentation services compared to hiring full time employees to complete a one off projects.

Richard is an experienced tech journalist and blogger who is passionate about new and emerging technologies. He provides insightful and engaging content for Connection Cafe and is committed to staying up-to-date on the latest trends and developments.