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Every company is trying to determine the best way to navigate the ever-changing technological landscape. Whether it’s trying to complete a project to meet business goals, starting a new project in technology you don’t have expertise in, or simply increasing your internal capacity, companies need a flexible, cost-effective solution that furthers long-term needs.  

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Enter staff augmentation. Staff augmentation is ideal for companies looking to complete technology projects where they need a specific skill set to round out a team or a single project that doesn’t need a full-time hire for the long term.  

Let’s explore three core benefits staff augmentation provides to meet your business needs. 

Staff Scalability for Your Changing Needs 

The constantly changing technology landscape creates an environment where you may need to quickly scale the number of staff needed for specific projects. But when new staff need to be hired rapidly to complete a technology project, businesses run the risk of over-hiring or hiring the wrong role in the long term. 

Staff augmentation mitigates those risks by providing skilled team members as you need them and based on the technology skill sets needed for the project. This provides you time to accurately assess which roles the business needs permanently to succeed, while still completing critical technology initiatives.  

Expertise When You Need It 

No matter the economic climate, your company needs to grow. Many of your technology projects will require specific knowledge or skills that don’t need to be hired full-time for your company. With staff augmentation, you save time by removing the traditional hiring and recruitment process associated with finding talent. 

And since you’ll be able to vet the staff augmentation agency you use, you can be confident in the quality of the work you’ll receive. Before bringing on the staff, you’ll have the opportunity to vet work they’ve previously completed and access testimonials from current and previous clients.   

Cost-effective for the Whole Business 

There are many financial benefits to using a staff augmentation agency. Its flexibility means that you can scale your staff, so you only pay for the services when you need them. You can conduct a price comparison for services to ensure you’re getting the expertise you need for a price that fits your budget. And it gives you the ability to complete critical business initiatives that have been identified as top priorities for increasing revenue. 

Additionally, staff augmentation offers the following cost reductions: 

  • Avoid providing full-time employee benefits such as insurance, retirement contributions, and paid time off. 
  • Minimize overhead spending because augmented staff don’t need office space, equipment, and additional resources offered to full-time employees. 
  • Reduce the cost of training because you will be receiving talent with the exact skill set and expertise needed to complete projects efficiently. 

Staff augmentation makes it possible for you to invest in and grow your business no matter how technology changes. Ultimately, it gives your business the flexibility to scale your staff, receive expertise on demand, and reduce your overall costs. 

Curious about staff augmentation? Contact Adage to learn more about our talented technology teams.