A graphic with the text: the benefits of staff augmentation

In today's business world, more and more companies are turning to the staff augmentation model as a way to get the most out of their workforce. This involves hiring a team of professional software developers from a third-party company, rather than trying to find and hire employees internally. There are many benefits to this approach, which is why it is becoming increasingly popular.

In this blog post, we will compare staff extension offered by DEVTALENTS with hiring agencies and traditional recruitment. We will look at the pros and cons of each approach, and discuss why staff augmentation services are such a great option for businesses today.

What is staff augmentation?

Team augmentation, also known as staff extension or body leasing, is a flexible and scalable team building solution that provides organizations with access to highly qualified professionals. Software developers can be hired on-demand to fill in any gaps in the team's skillset, or if there is an urgent need for a specific expertise. Because team members join the client as part of a service provided by a partner, termination or suspension of work is a painless process. Additionally, all of the administrative effort related to maintaining staff - payroll processing, employee benefits, health insurance, etc. - is handled by the provider.

This model allows businesses to get the expertise they need quickly and affordably, while also providing the team with access to superior talent.

The advantages of team augmentation compared to other solutions

Team extension is the top choice for businesses looking for quality talent. Compared with hiring agencies, a dedicated team of developers and traditional in house recruitment methods, staff augmentation offers a number of advantages. Firstly, it is faster and more cost-effective than trying to hire the team internally. With team augmentation, businesses can quickly access the expertise they need without having to worry about the costs and time associated with traditional recruitment methods.

Furthermore, staff augmentation allows for greater flexibility when it comes to scaling up or down the team size. With team augmentation, businesses can quickly add or remove team members as needed, without having to worry about long-term commitments or training costs. Finally, staff augmentation services also include greater quality of talent than what is typically available with traditional recruitment methods. DEVTALENTS takes the time to vet and select only the best professionals, giving businesses access to top-notch team members who can hit the ground running and immediately benefit the client's specific project.

Time required for recruitment

On average, team augmentation with DEVTALENTS takes just a few days or weeks to set up. This is in stark contrast to traditional recruitment methods, which often require months to find and hire team members. With staff augmentation services, businesses have access to the expertise they need when they need it.

Risk reduction

Team augmentation also offers greater risk reduction than traditional recruitment methods. With staff augmentation, businesses can scale team size up or down as needed without having to worry about long-term financial commitments. This eliminates the risk of overstaffing and allows businesses to focus on their current needs rather than worrying about future staffing requirements.

Flexibility and scalability

Team extension offers businesses the flexibility and scalability they need to quickly adapt to changing market conditions. With staff augmentation, businesses can quickly add or remove team members, adjusting team size to current needs. This makes it an ideal solution for businesses that are looking for a flexible and agile team, experimenting with new products or services, or expanding to new markets.

Quality of talent

When it comes to staff augmentation, DEVTALENTS stands out as a top choice for businesses looking for quality software development talent to fill a skill gap. We take the time to vet and select only the best professionals, giving businesses access to team members with superior skillsets who can hit the ground running. We have perfected our vetting process over more than a decade on the market, and thanks to our extensive talent pool, we can guarantee that our clients will get the team members they need.

Extra costs

Traditional recruitment comes with many hidden costs, including costs of termination, providing office space and hardware to team members, and time reserved for onboarding. With the staff augmentation model, businesses don't have to worry about these extra costs as team members can work remotely and have all the necessary hardware provided by DEVTALENTS. Long-term professional development of the team (training, workshops, courses, and educational materials) are also handled by their employer, and the same is true for employee benefits.

Additional benefits

Team extension offers all the extra benefits of traditional recruitment, including know-how, best practices, engagement, and ease of knowledge sharing. At DEVTALENTS, we pride ourselves on equipping our team members with the knowledge, skills and support needed to smoothly become part of any team, adjust to the client's organizational culture, and speedrun onboarding.

Measure team augmentation success with the right KPIs

According to the experience of Łukasz Chojnowski, DEVTALENTS' CEO, team members in the IT industry generally stay at one company for 9-12 months. This is a crucial factor when determining the added value they bring, particularly in comparison to the costs they generate.

A quote from the CEO: "Recruiting through an agency costs two monts of the new hire's salary. It is unsustainable to maintain such high costs - it obliterates margins. And nothing is stopping someone from quitting after a month. In that case, the company gets two months' worth of value for double the cost.

This is why staff augmentation can be a much more cost-effective solution, especially when it comes to short term projects or urgent tasks. For longer projects, staff augmentation can be especially valuable when needs and requirements vary over the project's lifetime. Thanks to the flexibility of an augmented staff, the client can easily adjust team size to current conditions.

In addition, team extension allows companies to measure team performance and success using the right KPIs. DEVTALENTS' team members use the task and time tracking method required by the customer, or our own, if that is preferred. This provides both sides with the data necessary to measure quality of service and improve process efficiency. By measuring team members’ contributions over time, businesses are able to gauge the overall impact of their team augmentation efforts.

Should you use staff augmentation services?

Team augmentation is the clear choice for businesses looking to get the most out of their workforce. With its fast hiring process, cost-efficiency, scalability and quality of talent, staff extension is an excellent solution for businesses looking to reduce risk and increase team productivity. 

At DEVTALENTS, we understand that staff augmentation is the best way to get the most out of your team and ensure top quality. We are dedicated to providing businesses with access to superior talent so they can succeed on today's competitive market. Contact us to learn more about staff augmentation and how DEVTALENTS can help you get the team you need, fast.

Olga Trąd

Marketing Manager

Fascinated by the spirit of innovation that permeates the IT industry, Olga has never abandoned her roots as an IT content marketing specialist. She draws on years of experience in the technology sector to shed light on interesting trends, solutions and practices.

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