Staff Augmentation defined is outsourcing additional manpower for a plan or project, to suit the current and specific needs of your business. The project manager or team lead evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of each team member to understand what they lack and deduce what else, or who else is needed. Does their software analyst have way too much workload? Do they have to get another accountant? Circumstances need to be considered before arriving at a conclusion to make sure you’re on the right track and you’re hiring the right people.
ADVANTAGES OF STAFF AUGMENTATION
You get experienced professionals. This is unarguably one of the greatest advantages of staff augmentation. You don’t get stuck with neophytes or newbies who need to be taught their way around the ropes. Instead, you get to pick individuals who know the job. Because of this, you save both time and training expenses. When the new members of your staff come in, you just need to give them basic orientation about their designated tasks and you can expect that they will surely deliver.
You save money without compromising quality. When you’re tasked to do an assignment or a project and you know it will get finished in a few months, you know you don’t need permanent hires. Getting a professional only when you need one, without having to commit long term, saves you a lot on costs.
You get fresh eyes & ears plus objectivity. Since you’re hiring an outsider, you get to hear new ideas and insights about your plans. You don’t have to worry about that person getting emotionally involved in a task that he or she will only temporarily do. You’ll most likely hear pure objectivity as augmented staff are usually more focused on finishing their jobs rather than getting themselves involved in office politics.
Versatility. Augmented staffing allows flexible work hours and schedules as a whole. You don’t have to worry about downtime or confusion in devolving tasks as each of these personnel have unique duties given to them. You can have them choose between regular working hours or broken schedules depending on what the team needs.
Mustard Seed offers Staff Augmentation Services for SAP Functional & Technical Consultant, Accountants and IT Professionals. For more information about our services, please visit our website: www.mseedsystems.com or call our trunk line (02) 8535 7333.