With the adoption of the internet and information systems, competition among companies is reaching unprecedented levels. The center of it all is the increased attention in IT investments to maintain their competitive advantage, to survive, or grow their business. One of the challenges in this pursuit is trying to acquire the necessary resources to run these projects. In this article, we discuss one operating model which a company can employ to address such needs.
Staff augmentation is a type of outsourcing model where companies employ technical resources on a short-term basis, mostly for projects that require specific skill sets not available within the organization. It is a flexible and cost-effective outsourcing strategy that enables companies to hire tech talent on a project-by-project basis.
What are the benefits of staff augmentation?
The staff augmentation model offers a lot of benefits. Here are a few of them:
1. Reduced time spent on recruitment
Companies save time on hiring and get access to the best talents in the pool of resources of the vendor. Staff augmentation service providers can get you the person, pre-screened and properly vetted, with the right skillsets for your project.
2. Increased Productivity
Companies can now focus on their core business while the augmented staff focuses on implementing IT projects. It also gets the job done faster as augmented staff can allocate 100% of their effort to the project.
3. Lower Development Cost
Staff augmentation is often more affordable compared to local hiring. With staff augmentation, companies do not have to shoulder administrative costs, benefits, and other costs associated with hiring a full-time employee. They only need to pay the agreed hourly/monthly rate and the rest of the costs are shouldered by the provider.
4. Acquire Skill Flexibility
Staff augmentation allows you to work on more projects that require different and often very specialized skill sets that may be hard to come by. Through staff augmentation service providers, companies can hire highly specialized staff for short-term projects and scale their team up or down based on their needs.
5. Improved Control
Unlike traditional outsourcing, staff augmentation allows companies to retain control of the augmented team or staff. They can directly monitor their progress and make recommendations or feedback in real-time as they can work alongside their in-house staff.
LANEXUS helps companies add skilled technical resources to their in-house development team on a short or long-term basis. We offer trained IT experts who can work on your projects on demand, thus closing the recruitment gap and bringing with them new expertise. These resources are employed directly by LANEXUS, thus the cost and liability of making new full-time hires are eliminated. To ensure the quality of output, remote developers hired through our company are dedicated to one project at a time.
If you are interested in finding out more about IT staff augmentation and how we can make it work for your company, please contact our team. We can be reached via email at email@example.com or call (703) 239-3683.