Staff augmentation has become one of the key strategic staffing solutions for many companies all over the world. IT staff augmentation is a great hiring solution for many companies that need skilled developers, data analysts and another technical workforce. In general, the contractor workforce has been rapidly growing from 10% in 2010 to nearly 50% by 2018, according to HRdive.
FutureState defines principal advantages of staff augmentation:
1) Companies receive access to highly knowledgeable skill sets.
If a company is looking for highly specialized talent, staff augmentation is a perfect option. Highly skilled workers are all employed, and this has made freelancing an attractive option for those who are unemployed. The number of such skilled professionals on freelance is growing, so companies can select remote workers with the matching proficiencies for the position and add them to the workforce to meet business needs.
2) Reducing Costs
Staff augmentation reduces business costs. At the same time, it increases profitability. This is available due to:
- Less overhead costs, for example, taxes and benefits of full-time and in-house personnel;
- Cost reduction of payments to year-round workers by contracting people for temporary projects;
- Training costs decrease because highly skilled workers need less time for training, so its speed and quality is less than if unskilled workers were trained;
- Becoming flexible due to easy and quick contract termination in case of budget shortfalls.
3) Saving Time
Consultants are usually hired much faster than full-time employees. This is because it can omit human resources experts and long interviews. Moreover, the budget company can use for hiring consultants is often separate from the full-time. That is why organizations can hire a couple of temporary workers even if there are some hiring limits on increasing the pool.
4) Unbiased and focused workforce.
Extra consultants are often hired to work on certain projects, so they don’t get distracted, have a specific load of work and deadlines. That is why their approach to the project is more focused and specific. They are away from the in-house promotion scheme and have a completely different motivation system than most of the in-office employees. Their key aim is to make sure that the work is completed on time and according to the assignment. Their feedback, therefore, is more objective and unbiased.
5) Quick adaptation and flexibility.
An organization that utilizes staff augmentation should be able to quickly adapt. When they expand their in-office workforce with the borrowed talent, deadlines of important projects can be shifted towards earlier dates. In such a way, due to acquired flexibility, organizations are able to faster response to the market changes and trends.
6) No administrative complications.
Organizations who decide to use staff augmentation services, do not spend time for administrative concerns anymore. Staffing agencies deal with a load of personnel connected issues such as coaching, performance and termination issues, benefits, payroll, unemployment. Besides, such agencies can manage budgets, project plans, and resources if the company needs it.
7) Organizational control.
Full-time workers provide the new outstaffed employees with outlines, guidance, and directions regarding the project. That is the executives of the company delegate tasks, prioritize, and manage projects. Integration of the new team members into the current staff helps business to control the processes.
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