February 23, 2024
Good hiring practices in staff augmentation

Team augmentation is a novel approach to managing and acquiring workers. Companies can hire qualified individuals on a temporary basis to support their internal teams during periods of heavy workload, unusual projects, or when a specific skill set is required. This allows companies to scale their resources up or down to increase efficiency and save costs based on project needs.

IT staff augmentation has become a widespread practice among companies due to its scalability, convenience, efficiency and innovation. According to InsightsSuccess, the U.S. IT staffing market is expected to expand from $32.50 billion in 2021 to $43.68 billion in 2027, at a CAGR of 5.05%.

Why should you increase your headcount?

  • Access to expertise: In today's competitive environment, having the right expertise can make all the difference. Augmenting your staff gives you access to a pool of specialists with particular skills that may not be available in your current team. Having more talent available at all times will keep you up to date and ahead of your competitors on future and ongoing projects. A goal-oriented workforce with the skills needed to fill gaps in your internal teams.
  • Cost-effectiveness: Traditional staffing practices can be costly and time-consuming. Staff augmentation is a cost-effective solution that eliminates the need for employee hiring, training and benefits, allowing you to spend resources more efficiently. While budget may be the first thing that comes to mind when considering cost-cutting measures, your employees' time is affected the most. Wasting valuable time educating and training a new internal team that may fall apart or leave within a few months is a problem for the company, putting it behind its competitors.

Best practices for staffing up

As with any other hiring process, having a plan for what is expected of newcomers will be critical to selecting the most appropriate staff. Hiring the right people to help you with the project(s) you need them for will be a time-consuming procedure. Ancient Technology has a model that we follow when deciding who is the best fit for any organization, and it has worked brilliantly for years. By selecting us, you can leave the problems to us and enjoy the added expertise in your organization.

  • The first step is to determine your staffing needs, including the number of people needed, the qualifications required and the project completion date.
  • After connecting with a recruiting firm such as Ancient Technology, they will present you with a selection of candidates that meet your specifications.You can then interview these individuals to see which ones are the best fit for your project. Once the candidates are chosen, you can manage them like any other employee. Assign them tasks, provide them with the necessary resources, and track their progress.
  • Finally, you will evaluate the performance of the staff assigned by the staffing company. You will be able to give them feedback to help them improve their services.

To stay ahead in this race that includes staffing, adapting to new technologies, software development and cost reduction, take a proactive approach by anticipating your staffing needs in advance, avoiding the pitfalls of last-minute decisions. Use cutting-edge technologies such as application tracking systems and AI-based screening tools to speed up candidate selection.