When you have a large project approaching, the last thing you need is to worry about the recruitment and hiring employees. Staff augmentation is increasingly becoming the most sought-after recruitment model as it entails flexibility in the workforce. Choosing staff augmentation services also known as resource augmentation services allows you to get the help you need on a scalable, per project basis and makes it easy to focus on the big picture and your business goals. There are some surprising benefits to switching to an augmented staffing model.
What is staff augmentation?
Staff Augmentation is the process of growing your existing team with temporary employees as per need basis. It allows your company to add staff based on the additional skills required to support its initiatives. Resources are employed and managed by the staff augmentation firm.
Staff augmentation services benefits
- Cost savings. Firstly, staff augmentation allows you to engage a professional when you need one – without the long – term commitment. Contractors get paid only for the period of time they work. Your business saves money on recruiting, employee benefits, taxes and paid time off. Secondly, augmentation workers are selected because of their expertise in a particular area, therefore, you can reduce the costs of training.
- Control over staff. When there is a need to closely manage resources, staff augmentation is ideal. It allows you to control your project at all times and perform regular monitoring. For example, when you have completely outsourced your project, you will not be able to track the progress of your project and quality of your project is fully dependant on the outsourced team. While you can place the contractors at any requirement to improve the efficiency. It also helps to reduce the privacy and security risk which is common with normal outsourcing.
- Adaptability and flexibility. Staff augmentation helps you diversify and increase the quality of the services. You can scale the size of your work force according to demands, which allows you to take up projects of all sizes and adapt to your clients’ requirements.
- Risk mitigation. Your company might be faced with the uncertainty whether it is worth hiring new staff on the permanent basis or not. Hiring permanent employees can be very risky and prove to be unprofitable in the long term. Staff augmentation solves the problem if you still need to increase the team for the short term in order to urgently get products to the market.
Affordability, convenience and efficiency are just a few of the reasons many businesses rely on staff augmentation agencies to get things done. Successfully finding the top talent for your company starts with developing a solid strategy and having the right partner with experience in various industries.
Bradford Jacobs Staff Augmentation services allow you to tap into years of experience of providing Staff Augmentation to various clients across all EU jurisdictions. Contact us now for the advice on strategy and the costs of hiring before you place a bid or proposal for a new business.