Staff Augmentation is the Key to Your 2020 Business Success
By Lee Pittman
Picture it … You and your team have been working tirelessly for months on a project and, because of COVID-19 layoffs, you’re understaffed and overworked. The team members remaining aren’t formally trained in what’s being asked of them and it feels like you’re barely treading water. You’re battling delays, rework, and poor deliverables.
The answer here? Extend your team with staff augmentation.
With technology and globalization on our side, you have the opportunity to integrate new, remote team members with your existing staff. As a method of outsourcing, it allows you to offload some or all of your needs to a team with an existing skillset to handle it. This gives you an opportunity to pinpoint the areas your permanent workforce needs help with and tailor your augmentation to fit those specific requirements.
Not only is staff augmentation cost-effective, it’s a streamlined staffing alternative, it allows for continued scalability, and won’t require you to compromise on quality due to time or budget constraints.
If you’ve recently had to lay off employees due to the pandemic, you may be thinking that hiring seems counterintuitive. However, augmenting your existing teams to work on particular projects or for a specified time frame is more cost-effective than you might think.
Staffing augmentation services give companies expert talent without the costs associated with hiring full-time employees by avoiding expenses related to salaries, benefits, and the traditional hiring process.
Avoid the recruitment headache
Hiring the right full-time employee takes time – time you may not have. The amount of effort and resources that go into weeding through resumes, conducting rounds of interviews, accepting and negotiating with a candidate, onboarding, etc. can be lengthy. If you’re doing it correctly and hiring the right people, it’s nearly impossible to rush this process.
Staff augmentation bypasses all of that and allows for the option to hire for immediate and specific needs without compromising on the quality of talent.
Don’t stop scaling
For those with constantly fluctuating workloads, augmented staffing is the perfect solution to manage ongoing and upcoming demands on a project-by-project basis. Not only does increasing staff prevent you from turning down work, it can actually allow you to take on more business.
An added perk
A somewhat unexpected benefit of staff augmentation is the advantage of an outsider’s perspective. An impartial, fresh set of eyes can often bring great input, suggestions for improvement, or new practices that permanent staff can learn from and adopt.
Staff augmentation shouldn’t be seen as a last resort or something only beneficial to the tiniest of teams. As we mentioned earlier, support is necessary and utilizing efficient resources can elevate your business to an entirely new level.
Content Bloom’s delivery models include on-site, off-site, and staff augmentation. Talk to one of our experts about how our staff augmentation services could solve your team’s challenges.
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