5 Surprising Benefits of Staff Augmentation Services
When you have a large project looming ahead, the last thing you need to do is worry about recruiting and hiring a team to work for you. Choosing staff augmentation services allows you to get the help you need on a scalable, per project basis and makes it easy to focus on the big picture and your business goals. Convenience, affordability and efficiency are just a few of the reasons businesses of all sizes rely on augmented staffing to get things done; there are some surprising benefits to switching to an augmented staffing model.
5 Benefits of Staff Augmentation Services
Augmenting your staff with trained professionals at the height of their careers allows you to assign projects and tasks with confidence. Experienced mid-career professionals are not temps or interns and won’t need much training or assistance. Simply assign projects and tasks as needed and an augmented staffer or team will be able to deliver the results you need in a timely manner. An experienced professional brings his own considerable set of skills to your project, freeing up your time and allowing you to focus on the big picture.
Cut Costs Without Sacrificing Quality
If you know you only need someone for a few weeks or a few months, a permanent hire is probably not going to be cost effective. Between the salary, benefits and tax expenses, even a single full time worker will cost you a lot of money. Augmented staffing allows you to engage a professional when you need one – without the long term, costly commitment. The new Affordable Care Act makes it more difficult and expensive to hire full time staff – an augmented staffing service can help you bypass restrictive ACA regulations and costly health insurance fees.
Choose the Skills you Need Most
Whether you need help with a particular project or for your entire business, targeting the skills you need allows you to get effective workers in place quickly and affordably. You won’t have to hire one person and then hope that they have the right expertise for the job; you’ll be able to pick and choose the right person with the exact skillset you need.
Enjoy an Objective Voice and Outlook
Bringing a short term staff member into your company or project allows you to get an objective opinion and a fresh look at how things are going. An outsider who is only coming in for a short period is much less likely to get involved in office politics and squabbles and won’t have any pre-existing loyalties to one in-office group or another.
Boosted Flexibility Saves Time and Money
The ability to hire a short term worker for the projects you need help with can save you both time and money. Since you’ll only have to pay for the time worked, using a staff augmentation service can cut your employee costs – and you won’t have to worry about downtime or finding things for a full time employee to do when no work is available. Need 40 intensive hours of programming one week – and only 4 hours the next? Not many full time staffers are likely to go for that schedule – but choosing an augmented staff team makes it easy to plan for projects big or small.
Choosing staff augmentation services over traditional hiring methods benefits your business in many ways, including:
- Access to experienced professionals ready to hit the ground running
- Cost effective alternative to recruiting, interviewing and hiring a regular employee
- Focus on the skills you need for a particular project -- choosing an expert, not a generalist
- Fresh ideas and objectivity from a professional who is not engaged in office politics
- Flexibility when you need it most
If you are interested in speaking with IMS about your staff augmentation needs, visit our services page.
Resources: Learning Lens Inc.
About Jeff Collins
Hi there, thanks for reading! As the President of IMS, I’ve just about seen it all in the project management industry. I’m happy to share my experiences to help managers and organizations improve their project performance. Please reach out to our team if you’re struggling to achieve your goals. We’d love to work with you to discover the PM solutions you need for success.