Staff Augmentation

Over the decades, Artsysoft has helped clients augment their local teams with developers in the U.S. and Eastern Europe.

What is it?

Staff augmentation is an outsourcing strategy of hiring skilled tech resources on a contractual basis to complement the knowledge and skills of your 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.

In recent years, staff augmentation has been a game-changer for businesses by lowering costs and shortening time frames while achieving better software development projects.  Despite the myth that staff augmentation can be expensive, it is actually a cost-efficient strategy compared to traditional staffing. 

Why do you need staff augmentation?

Talent Shortage

It’s hard to hire programmers locally. You want to increase your in-house team capacity by sourcing top talent from all over the world.

Cost Optimization

You need to reduce development costs while keeping the quality of work at the same level.

Quick Kick-off

You are looking for a flexible model that allows for fast team deployment, scalability, and lower risk.

Save Money

Staff augmentation has an extremely transparent cost structure. You don’t have to worry about any administrative and organizational expenses such as office space, workstations, insurance, vacation time, 401k contributions and the many other costs associated with in-house team members. You only pay a fee and the vendor takes care of arranging everything, while you have the opportunity to focus on your main business activities.

Eliminate the Need for Recruiting

A significant amount of time and resources are wasted on recruiting. In the US, studies have shown that recruiting an expert engineer as in-house staff could take an average of 43 days from interviewing to hiring. When you’re on a deadline for a project, you can’t afford to wait over two months to hire the talent you need.  Artsysoft has its own recruiting resources and the ability to custom recruit skilled developers for whatever job you need. The elimination of your recruiting process allows you to jump straight into those time-sensitive projects with enough manpower straight off the bat.

Access to a Larger Talent Pool

When you’re looking for a developer, it can be very tough to find the right fit. You’re probably familiar with the exhausting and seemingly endless search of putting ads out, interviewing candidates, and going back to square one repeatedly. 

Sometimes, there just isn’t enough talent in your local area. In that case, what are you supposed to do? You certainly shouldn’t settle for developers who are only adequately good enough for the job.

By outsourcing software development, the world is your oyster. You won’t be restricted to the expensive, small talent pool nearby anymore. Instead, you’ll have the pick of the litter.  With its contacts in the U.S. and Eastern Europe, Artsysoft has the ability and resources to recruit across multiple countries.

As a result, the list of potential candidates to choose from is significantly larger. You’ll be able to find the right developer for the job, when you need it and often for a better price. This gives you the ability to deliver exemplary results that otherwise wouldn’t be possible if you were restricted to just local talent.

Agile Outsourcing

Staff augmentation, in particular, is the most agile way for you to outsource. This is because outside developers join your in-house teams, acting as the extra help your company needs. What this means is your projects always remain inside your business, instead of outside, like it would with traditional project outsourcing.

This means that you can keep your processes exactly the same while adding the talent you need. IT staff augmentation gives you the perfect blend of in-house and outsourcing. You’ll enjoy all the pros of each method, with minimal cons.

Start enjoying the benefits of staff augmentation.

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