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Talent acquisition remains a significant expense for companies. Companies invest in candidates financially and operationally, but project demands and budgets may only allow for hiring part-time staff. Vetting and training candidates require oft-overlooked resources that are only sometimes quantified, such as time and energy.
Staff augmentation via an expert-level software development team enables matching skilled candidates to meet company needs without the costly commitment of permanent, full-time retention. Staff augmentation reduces significant expenses of vetting and training candidates, enabling companies to shift focus and prioritize immediate tasks at hand while reducing resources allocated for hiring personnel. Software developers and IT experts can provide a company access to a broader pool of qualified candidates to fill vacancies and ultimately exceed project expectations but on an as-needed basis.
Hiring and onboarding staff is a commitment and companies are always searching for the perfect fit. Resources spent on vetting candidates can be costly and time redirected to the application process can impede focus on prioritized projects. Staff augmentation enables a company to enhance an existing personnel team with a well-qualified candidate to complete tasks on an as-needed basis. Utilizing IT staff augmentation can exceed company and client needs.
Staff augmentation is often viewed as consulting but critical distinctions prove they contrast. Augmentation is utilized to expediently onboard an expert candidate for project completion. Generally, a company maintains more oversight of the augmentation candidate and the project demands are mostly conceptualized and organized prior to the augmentation candidate’s arrival. Staff augmentation’s top benefits include:
Cost effectiveness. Staff augmentation is cost effective for companies seeking to quickly enhance their existing personnel teams but do not have the budget to vet candidates and hire full-time.
Quick access to talent database. Staff augmentation pre-vets candidates, allowing companies and clients to dedicate resources to other priorities, leaving the time consuming task to IT augmentation.
Boost Productivity. In-house personnel may lack the final piece of the proverbial puzzle to bring projects to fruition but a pre-vetted candidate courtesy of augmentation can on-board quickly, closing project deadlines quickly and satisfying scalability demands.
Narrow the candidate pool. Staff augmentation easily narrows the candidate pool, enabling prospective companies to advertise positions focusing on specific skillset, not generalized.
Consulting services are utilized by companies seeking to bring on more than one candidate for ongoing projects, generally more lengthy than a mere as-needed basis. Consultancy firms provide more supervision of candidates and have a structured process of how projects are organized and completed for companies and clients. There is of course, flexibility but clients may not be able to exercise the same autonomy over candidates compared to staff augmentation. Consultancy enables expedient on-boarding of multiple candidates, or teams.
The IT sector remains a vital component of any company and is responsible for its technology infrastructure. It is paramount for companies to make the correct hire that exceeds demand because businesses rely heavily on technology. Why expend valuable time and resources to hire a candidate incapable of properly maintaining your technology infrastructure?
The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts strong occupation growth within the IT sector, expecting 12% increase thru 2028. Companies seeking to attract and retain top talent within this sector continue utilizing staff augmentation software to efficiently aggregate top candidates, ultimately pairing them with specific company project needs. Enhancing existing personnel teams with vetted candidates via staff augmentation promotes seamless integration with existing staff and immediately targets specific project goals.
Expert level software developers can enhance staff augmentation services by creating detailed candidate profiles, broadening the candidate search, and effectively communicating the scope of projects to successfully pair candidates with companies.
As companies continue embracing technology and having their operations heavily reliant on their resources, it’s imperative to have a strong and optimized IT staff to monitor and implement all tech resources. IT staff augmentation enables companies to make informed personnel decisions and have access to specialized skills and expertise.
Companies looking to fill IT staffing needs and enable scalability and growth should consider staff augmentation. By working with a provider of staff augmentation and on-demand developers, businesses can take advantage of increased flexibility, cost savings, and improved flexibility.
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