Staff augmentation is quickly becoming a buzzword on the IT job market, attracting more global businesses to hire remotely.
What Is IT Staff Augmentation?
It allows business to choose candidates only that fit your requirements and to cut or extend your augmented team whenever you need to. Plenty of companies offer staff augmentation. IT staff augmentation vendors help you add skilled technical resources to your in-house development team on either a short or long-term basis.
IT staff augmentation is part of staff augmentation in general. Staff augmentation is a type of outsourcing service from an external provider used on a contractual basis to complement the knowledge and skills of the existing in-house team. This strategy consists of determining existing staff capabilities and defining what skills are needed.
These resources are employed directly by the vendor, thus the cost and liability of making new full-time hires are eliminated. That being said, remote developers hired through a staff augmentation company are dedicated to one project at a time.
Staff Augmentation Is Right for You if:
You already have engineers working on your product in the local office, but you want to extend your team to have a team of programmers develop another part of the product.
You need to hire a team of 3-8 tech professionals, but it’s impossible due to the shortage on your local talent market. You realize that local recruitment will take too long and together with the risks and strong demand on the market this option is not viable.
You are developing a tech product together with a team of programmers and you need to add new engineers to your team.
As the stack of professionals that you intend to hire is rare in your country, you’re looking to extend your search to other locations.
You cooperate with a project outsourcing company to develop your product, but this model doesn’t fit you for several reasons.
First, you want to communicate with your team directly on a daily basis and second, you wish to be well-acquainted with your remote programmers to make sure they feel like part of your local team. Both of these are crucial for remote team integration with the local team and the motivation to follow a common goal with you and the in-house team.
Global Wizards Augmentation Process
Your engineers will work full-time on your product development and have no simultaneous projects distracting them. You’ll be the one to manage your developers, so they’ll feel like part of your core team. In case an issue arises that you or your augmented team need to discuss, an HR/Client manager will help you facilitate the process.
Apart from extending your local team, Global Wizards offers several other value-added services that ensure the smooth integration of your remote development team and help you grow your business. These services include: Launch Workshop, Security Testing, Process Consulting, Technical Consulting, IT Relocation, Quality Control.