Finding the perfect specialist in software development has always been a complex task but the solution is out there and in this article we’ll tell you five benefits of staff augmentation services.
In many Latin American countries, finding qualified workers
to take on certain tasks is getting harder and harder. We are talking about areas such as:
- Information Technologies (IT)
- Software Development
- Agile Methodologies (e.g., Scrum)
- Data Analytics
- Artificial Intelligence (AI)
The main problem is the lack of talents
available in the market. There is too much demand from companies faced with very little supply and this has been an ongoing trend for years. Furthermore, companies deal with many other issues as well:
- Needing very specific professional profiles to fill vacancies
- Hiring professionals immediately
- Scaling workload up and down according to demand
An immediate and effective solution to these situations is staff augmentation
. Keep reading to learn more about this option that is growing more and more popular among organizations.
How can staff augmentation help you?
Staff augmentation is a strategy that allows you tohire specialized staff under flexible conditions.
That is to say, based on demand or specific needs at any given time.
How long does it last? There is no fixed period of time, it varies from case to case:
- Some companies choose to make fixed-term contracts, with established starting and expiry dates.
- Others prefer to write contracts tied to specific projects, with no date limitations.
In any case, the company hiring through staff augmentation services is always the one to decide which tasks are to be completed, following which objectives and under what levels of responsibility.
That is why it is important to clearly define the needs that are to be met
and analyze how the newly hired professionals will complement the resident team before implementing staff augmentation services. Alongside a specialist partner, those are the first steps to take in the search for professionals using this strategy.
Five benefits of staff augmentation
Once the assessment is completed, your company will be ready to enjoy the benefits of staff augmentation. Its main advantages can be summarized in five points:
1- Meticulous selection of professionals
The Human Resources teams from the chosen partner specialized in staff augmentation are in charge of selecting the best profiles for each vacancy.
Thus, hiring highly trained professionals becomes easy
. In no time, all open vacancies will be filled with the best talents available.
2- Quick and simple hiring process
The company in need of staff must only worry about making its request. Any administrative or bureaucratic proceedings related to hiring are entrusted to the staff augmentation services provider.
This simplifies the process
and saves business resources, as the company can reducecosts related to the workers' selection and hiring process.
3- Resources hired on flexible contracts
As explained before, these professionals work under established conditions regarding time periods or assigned tasks.
This is an on-demand contract
: the worker is employed for a specific period of time to solve a specific issue for the company hiring them.
4- Easy integration
By having a clear outlook of the company's needs and the type of professional required, is it possible to accelerate a smooth integration to the team or the project
This way, staff augmentation can help improve productivity
, as the new recruits start their job with the necessary knowledge of what the company needs from them. This is also useful if a project requires an upscale.
5- Time saving
Companies do not have to spend their time searching for technical professionals that are usually scarce in the market. They do not have to go through staff rotations.
Additionally, the newly hired worker already has the necessary know-how for the position and their integration does not halt nor slow down project development. On the contrary, it helps boost efficiency
OpenDev Pro specializes in software development and staff augmentation services. We can help you find and choose the best candidates for your company. That way, you will dedicate less time, effort and resources to hiring processes.
Get in touch now to receive a proposal tailored to your needs.
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