Big budget projects, tightly scheduled deadlines, or new business opportunities can strain an organizations ability to get things done.
Lacking the proper staff, even the easiest of jobs can become daunting. Add to that a tough, time critical job that lacks adequate staffing and you’re looking at a recipe for disaster. It doesn’t have to be this way. By properly using staff augmentation services, you can ensure you are equipped with the best staff in the industry, primed to help you achieve your project goals.
Why IT Staff Augmentation, when you can hire more full-time employees that will be along for the long haul? Put simply: because you may not always need the additional staff. There are times when you need highly skilled and finely tuned workers to push out important work and then be done. Other times you need to augment what you already have in place. Below are 5 key benefits to IT Staff Augmentation:
Avoid paying for extra employees year round when you only need them for a very short time. With IT staff augmentation, you’re augmentation costs are directly related to the work you need, when you need it, and only for the right skills at the right times. By not paying full time wages year-round, you’re saving a great deal of money in both the short-term and long-term.
Staying nimble in business is arguably more important than staying powerful. The ability to stay flexible and adapt is what ensures that a company stays ahead of the curve and by using staff augmentation, you can ramp up (or down) the productivity of your staff’s work output on demand.
By using IT staff augmentation, your organization maintains complete and total control over those who are doing the important work, delegation of minor tasks, and who ownership of your most vital and pressing projects. In short, your organization maintains control and manages the deliverables of the final product – every step along the way.
We hear it all the time. A major project is outsourced to a consultancy. The organizations leadership disconnects from the project, effectively handing over, quite literally, everything to the outsourced entity. You’ve given up the power, control and oversight until the very end. This scenario is fraught with risk, especially when the job is a major project with critical business impacts. By augmenting your existing staff with highly trained and knowledgeable partners, you’re maintaining jurisdiction and minimizing the substantial risk that can come with outsourcing.
With an improved economy that is producing a less than 2% IT jobless rate, IT employee attrition becomes an inevitable side effect of a positive economic upturn. Recent studies indicate that as the economy improves, up to 40% of employed IT professionals are ready to change employers. IT Staff Augmentation can solidify your staffing needs and mitigate the damaging effects of losing key IT staff.
Establishing a business relationship with a trusted partner is one of the greatest benefits of staff augmentation, and a key component of a successful IT operation. Quality partners will ramp up quickly and become intimate with your operation. You will learn to call on them as a valued resource for short- and long-term planning, project assessments, brainstorming sessions, and more. Having this strength at your discretion supports your position as the organization’s IT leader. The collaborative nature of this relationship relives your burden, produces better results, and puts you in stronger position to address the challenges of your IT operation.
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