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July 31st, 2014

The Benefits of Using Staff Augmentation Services

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Staff Augmentation ServicesThere are many benefits of utilizing staff augmentation services within your organization. This service can be used to manage fluctuating skill needs and gaps, and changing resourcing needs to meet aggressive project timeliness.

Why Projects Would Need Staff Augmentation Services

Obtaining hard-to-find skilled professionals who can deliver results with minimal training is a challenge facing businesses around the world.  While some organizations are comfortable having a third-party manage their projects, many seek to augment their in-house skills with external talent with the ability to work under their direction and guidance. Staff augmentation can help you achieve a number of business goals including industry knowledge and technical experience. This valuable knowledge and experience accelerates speed and quality of project delivery, avoiding the cost and time required for internal training and skill development. 

By using qualified resources, companies can be assured they are being supplied with thoroughly screened and experienced professionals without expensive recruitment and administrative costs. This allows companies to focus on the project at hand, and not the burden of hiring.

The IMS Staff Augmentation Recruiting Process

IMS can support your project teams by augmenting your staff with qualified, experienced and trained resources. Candidates go through an intricate selection process. They are carefully screened, interviewed, trained and tested to ensure their skills sets and experience match the specific needs of the client. Professionals provided are employees of IMS. A competitive compensation and benefits package is also offered. 

One of the key benefits of using IMS to fulfill your project or PMO resource needs is that project personnel are experienced, trained, and ready to work upon on-site arrival. We pride ourselves on being flexible, and a good business value. Our resources also have immediate access to IMS’ Project Management and Primavera Experts by simply picking up the phone or starting a threaded discussion on our Communication Portal. We are a specialized team that focuses on the Project Management competency, paying particular attention to Project Controls. Since we are constantly recruiting the top industry talent, we have resources readily available. Our recruiting, screening and testing process will ensure you receive the qualified candidates in the time you need them.

It is necessary that all resources to have experience in the core competency of project management. Each resource’s experience and skill sets should be carefully evaluated and verified through interviews, referral checks, training and testing.

The Importance Project Management Knowledge

All of the resources must also be tested on the fundamentals of project management. For example, at IMS we have many certified Project Management Professionals (PMP) on staff to conduct any necessary training to further enhance knowledge in all area of project management. Training is based on the Project Management Institute’s Book of Knowledge (PMBOK®).

At IMS we also conduct testing of the selected candidates to ensure the requested tool expertise is present. Tool training is provided through our Primavera and PMI certified in-house trainers. IMS makes continued education units available to all our Platinum Resources. IMS can also offer customized training courses that combine client processes with specific tool training. This allows our resources to be even better prepared and able to work productively upon arrival. Our staff is required to stay current on the last changes and new features that are added to PM software, and to distribute new information to all Platinum Resources as it becomes available.

 

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.

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