Best cases to use IT augmented staffing

Want to know whether IT augmented staffing is the right solution for your business objectives?

Here are some of the best cases to use IT staff augmentation services.

IT Team augmentation
What is staff augmentation?

Augmented staffing explained

Augmented staffing is when a company or organization brings in additional staff to help with a specific project or goal. This can be done on a temporary or permanent basis, and is often used to address seasonal spikes in demand or unexpected increases in workload.

The employee augmentation model can be a valuable solution that focuses on optimizing performance while optimizing efficiency. It’s important to understand the best use cases of this model in order for your business to succeed with an augmented team.

We will demystify team augmentation services to highlight its impacts on business and IT operations. Staff-boosting gives you a variety of tools to meet your skills gaps for the best results.

Don’t allow your in house team to try to meet all market needs, minimize the rat race by using the staff augmentation model.

There are a number of scenarios where IT staff augmentation model is the right fit for your company. Keep reading to find out!

When to use staff augmentation?

What are the best cases to use IT staff augmentation services?

When you increase your IT staff, you get specialist remote developers who can be dedicated for a specific project. Additionally, IT personnel can help minimize your software development time and increase your revenue. Here are a few possible scenarios to use staff augmentation services:

Company growth

Scenario #1: You need to quickly scale your team 

Are you looking to exponentially grow your team at the snap of your fingers? Do you need programmers to meet the demand of your business needs?

Grow your in house software developers by adding on an augmented staff member on a contract basis. Moreover, you can add on an entire dedicated team to grow your existing team.

Scale your team quickly
Projects & specific skills

Scenario #2: You have a new project & not enough qualified developers

Have you started a new project, but you do not have enough quality specialists to help get it running? Maybe, you need software engineers with a higher seniority that do not need to be trained how to code in a specific tech stack to help you?

We can provide you with highly-talented developers that can start and complete the project with your in house software development team.

Developer working on new project
Talent gap

Scenario #3: You need to bridge the team member gap

If you are missing key individuals to fill vital roles to extend your team and complete your projects, then staff augmentation might be a good solution.

We are able to fill your skill gap in as little as one week using the staff augmentation model. There are three ways that staff augmentation services help you bridge the staffing gap on your team:

  1. Accelerated recruitment, technical skill testing and onboarding
  2. Outcome and performance related partnership
  3. Flexible hiring

 

Bridge the talent gap
Cut costs

Scenario #4: You want to save on resources—employment costs, laptops, etc.

Staff augmentation model allows you to hire on additional IT specialists without the added costs that are associated with maintaining them. You no longer have to pay for infrastructure costs. Moreover, you do not have to pay for vacation leave, sick leave, taxes etc.

Saving money
Efficient software developers

Scenario #5: You want to improve productivity of your team

If you have an in house team of software developers that are missing certain skills or experience, you may want to consider hiring someone on an augmented basis to empower your team. Moreover, you can also use staff augmentation if just need more working hands to better distribute the workload.

The staff augmentation model in this scenario can help improve productivity, empower and get the project done.

Less responsibilites, obligations etc.

Scenario #6: You want to reduce liability

Whenever you hire full time developers, you increase your liability and your company’s liability. The staff augmentation model allows you to reduce that liability because you only have that responsibility and risk while they work for you.

We as the staff augmentation vendor are the ones who are hiring full time developers and leasing them out to you. You can hire someone from us for a minimum of 3 months. Your company, project managers and other team members only have to worry about the task at hand, not liability issues.

Assets associated with staff augmentation

Benefits of Staff augmentation services

Here are just some of the benefits of using staff augmentation services:

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financial stability

No employment costs

 When you partner with a staff augmentation firm, the only cost that you have to bear is the daily or monthly rate. This rate is clearly stated in your contract. You do not have to pay any additional costs that are associated with full time employees.

contracts

Flexible contracts

We offer our customers flexible contracts to meet their short-term and long-term project needs. However, we do require a minimum of 3 months, that can always be extended at a later date. Our contract has a notice period of one month, in the event that something happens with the project.

no infrastructure investment

Full control over programmers

When you hire our developers, they work exclusively for your in house team. They are fully committed to working for you on your project. They will work 8 hours a day, just like a full time employee. You and your project manager alone manage their working time and resources, like you would your internal team.

Swyply Advantages

Why choose Swyply? 

in house developers

In-House highly-talented developers

We have an in-house team of highly-talented developers that you can choose to bring onto your team on a contract basis. Our in-house team consists of Front-End, Back-End and Mobile Developers.

Most of our developers have a minimum of 3 years experience in any given tech stack. However, if you need a Tech Leader or Team Leader, we can hire out this type of specialist for you. Moreover, we can provide you with Junior Developers to meet your project requirements.

Partnering software houses

50+ partnering Software Houses

In case we cannot find a developer from our in house team, don’t stress, we have partnering companies ready to help us out. We can borrow and hire out IT developers to you from 1 of 50+ partnering Software Houses. Just like our in-house developers, they possess various experience and programming knowledge.

We take care of this process on our end, and you get the specialist you need without the extra hassle and stress. So, we handle the communication and invoicing with the Software Houses. You do not have to worry about handling anything with a third party software house.

Software development

Coders with different tech stacks

We recognise that our customers can have various programming needs based on their projects. In order to meet customer demands, our IT talent uses the latest, most reliable tools and technologies. Using these technologies they are able to take part in bespoke software development projects. Some of these projects include web application development, mobile app development, e-commerce development, and website development. Moreover, our programmers can provide you with support and maintenance on older projects that may be coded in older programming languages.

Some technologies our developers specialize in include JavaScript, React, Angular, Vue, TypeScript, Node, PHP, Laravel, Symfony, Ruby on Rails, Python,Django, .net, GO, Java, React Native, Flutter, and more.

Our remote team consists of Front-End Developers, Back-End Developers, and Mobile Developers. Moreover, our developers have a seniority level from regular to senior. However, we can also provide you with Junior Developers or Tech Leaders to fit your business needs.

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All technologies

How does the IT Staff augmentation process work?

Check out how staff augmentation will look like on your side as the client:

1 First

What set of remote developers do you need?

The first thing you want to do is create an evaluation to determine what IT skills you are missing in your current team. Once you have this information, reach out to us with what type of IT specialist or remote developers you need.  If you are unsure, we can help you narrow down what developers would be the right match for your project.

2 Second

Let us search for the software engineers you need

Based on that skill set, we will search, within our team of developers, for people who match these needs.  If we cannot find the right match within our team, we will also look for Developers in partnering Software Houses for you.

3 Third

Check out Blind CVs of potential candidates

Once we have received information from you, we will provide you a short list of candidates. For each candidate, you will receive a blind CV, to get to know them at least a little. Based on these blind CV’s, pick your top choices and get back to us with the experts of your choosing.

4 Fourth

Interview candidates

Based on your choices, we will schedule interviews for you and candidates to meet via video chat. You will carry out interviews with the IT specialists you have selected. You can also request for our developers to carry out code tests, we can facilitate that for you.

5 Fifth

Sign the contract and hire Swyply developers

At this stage, you get to select the Swyply developers that are right for you. Then we finalize the details and sign the contract. In this contract we will have outlined the agreed upon start date, the duration of the project and date of completion.

6 Sixth

Swyply developers work with your team

During this phase, our Swyply developers work with your team on your project. Our developers are available to you exclusively for the duration of the contract.

7

Monthly check-in

Every month, we reach out to you to check in. We want to make sure that everything is okay when it comes to our cooperation. We will ask whether you have additional needs or requirements for your software projects.

8

Do you want to continue our co-operation?

A month before the end of the cooperation resulting from the contract, we will reach out to you, to see if you want to extend our co-operation contract?  Or has the project come to a close?

FAQ about team augmentation

Here are some answers to your popular questions about team augmentation:

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We can provide you with developers to extend your team in a flash. We can provide you with Blind CVs of potential candidates within 2 or 3 business days. On the third or fourth day, you can be interviewing them and by the end of the week, they may be joining your team. It’s that fast and that easy.

At the beginning of our cooperation, we establish a daily rate for your chosen developer or development team. At the end of each month, we add up the number of days that a developer spends working on your project. Based on these calculations, we send an invoice out at the end of the month.

Generally speaking, staff augmentation refers to bringing in one or more IT developers to work on your project. These developers are meant to be an extension of your team. Your internal team should already consist of Project Managers, Scrum masters, QA testers, other Developers etc.

In contrast, outsourcing in the IT sector usually refers to hiring an entire company to perform all the work. Outsourcing refers to using a third-party contractor or supplier to perform a job that would normally be done by an in-house employee.

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