Choosing the Right Staff Augmentation Team for Your Business
The modern technology landscape is highly dynamic with rapidly changing technical requirements and business objectives. In-house teams are unable to meet all market needs and businesses end up spending a lot of time, money and efforts on recruitment rather than project launch and completion.
Therefore, businesses are now starting to take advantage of flexible staffing models like staff augmentation. This helps them close the skill gap by combining the benefits of both in-house hiring and outsourcing.
So, how do you choose the right team for your project? Here are some factors that you need to consider:
Staffing partner’s expertise and experience
When choosing an augmentation team, the first step should be to verify the company’s past work and portfolio. You’ll want to hire a company that has a successful track record and has experience in working with technologies related to yours. Review and substantiate their professional credentials in the same manner as you would when hiring a permanent employee.
Additionally, you can:
- Consult with the company’s previous clients and get an idea of their level of satisfaction with the provided services.
- Go through reviews and testimonials of your vendor on credible sites.
Remember, you’re looking for a staffing partner that offers reliability and flexibility.
You need to ensure that your staffing partner clearly understands what the project entails. It’s always a good idea to hold conferences with the company’s project managers or senior staff members to get an idea of how the team works together and how well they’ll become a part of your work culture. Also investigate their expertise in programming languages and related certifications. Asking questions about their project management styles will give you a better insight into the work culture of the team.
Local and international market reach
Perhaps your engineering department is looking for developers who have expertise in emerging programing languages, or you’re looking for consultants with expertise in algorithmic complexities of a specific framework; to take advantage of topnotch technical personnel, you’ll want to partner with a staff augmentation vendor who has the experience, connections and infrastructure in place to hire, recruit and manage remote staff.
Your staffing provider’s communication style is a critical factor in determining the success of your project. What project tools do they use? How often do they provide project updates? Will you get reports when the task is completed? Look for a company that uses simple yet clearly defined communication protocols that keep clients and project managers updated—regardless of time zone or locations.
A practical and transparent communication philosophy will also foster uninterrupted workflow, which can be monitored based on operational feedback for a given project. This clarity will allow you to better manage your business progress, the performance of the team and will give you the ability to tackle team challenges whenever they arise.
Choose a staff augmentation team that’s right for you!
If you’re looking for a staff augmentation team that’s exactly right for your business, look no further! Our engineers are just as committed as your internal staff to get the job done. We have a state-of-the-art infrastructure and our team is experienced in some of the most cutting edge technologies.