IT staff augmentation services

 

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What is staff augmentation service?

IT staff augmentation services is a staffing strategy that allows companies to hire tech talent externally without making them permanently part of their in house team. This is a strategy that allows you to fill roles in projects on a contract basis.

  • As an IT staff augmentation vendor, we help you fill technical roles that may be missing in your team.
  • Our software engineers can join your existing staff to complete various projects.
  • Once you choose an augmented staff member or team, they will learn and become a part of your company culture.
  • They will follow any procedures, communication, and organization guidelines.

If you are in need of an IT specialist, you can hire one from us. To start this process, you need to evaluate your current team and decide what skills you are missing, in order to complete your project. Once you have completed this evaluation, you can hire one or more of our talented Developers to fill those roles.

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Staff augmentation related services

What is NOT augmented team service?

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Augmented services is not outsourcing

Staff augmentation services can be confused with outsourcing. The outsourcing model allows you to pay a company to complete a project from A to Z, using their staff and internal resources. Outsourcing allows you to offload some work and responsibilities from your in house team and have results achieved by someone else.

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How does offshoring & nearshoring work with staff augmentation?

Offshoring & nearshoring can work with staff augmentation services if your business is looking to extend your team with IT specialists from another country or region of the world. Nearshoring usually refers to businesses that are in close geographical proximity. While offshoring refers to markets that are further apart on the map. These terms used to be associated with only outsourcing, however that is now changing.

 

Let us explain further the differences between these augmentation related services, in the sections below.

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What model works for you?

What services are similar to team augmentation?

In the realm of staff augmentation there are similar services that in many cases are used interchangeably but not all of them mean the same thing. When looking at staff augmentation, outsourcing, etc. they each are their own unique process and service. Below we will explore how they are similar and how they are different.

Staff augmentation synonyms

Staff augmentation vs body leasing vs outstaffing

Staff augmentation services and body leasing are typically used interchangeably because they do mean the same thing. The use of either of these terms depends on the region you are from and the industry. Outstaffing is another term that is synonymous with staff augmentation services.

All three of these terms describe the same service model. This is the process where a software company hires external Developers in addition to their in house team. This process allows you to hire a software development team on a contract basis.

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Staff augmentation vs outsourcing

So you may be wondering what the difference is between staff augmentation and outsourcing, let us explain. Generally speaking, staff augmentation is the ability to hire a single or multiple software Developers to join your team for a period of time in order to complete a specific project.

When you co-operate on a staff augmentation basis, you typically have your own employees working alongside one or a few of our developers. You have an existing team that may consist of Developers, Project Managers, QA Testers, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and more. On top of that, you may be looking to add specific Developers from any tech stack using staff augmentation.

While, outsourcing refers to the practice of using a third-party contractor or vendor to perform a project from start to finish that would normally be carried out by your in-house employee.

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Staff augmentation vs offshoring & nearshoring? 

Offshoring and nearshoring are different staff augmentation models, with one primary difference. These two terms are often used to determine geographical location. Typically, nearshoring is to describe countries that are in proximity to your location. So for example, if you are a company based in Germany, you may choose staff augmentation services from Poland as a form of nearshoring.

Now, offshoring would be an American company selecting Poland for their IT staff augmentation services. The location difference is significant.

You may find that offshoring and nearshoring tend to be associated with typical outsourcing. However, offshoring and nearshoring is now also seen with team augmentation solutions.

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How you can benefit using staffing services?

There are a number of benefits in taking advantage of our staff augmentation services. Some of them include:

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financial stability

No additional costs of employment

When you use IT staff augmentation services, the only cost that you have to bear is the daily or monthly rate that was previously agreed upon. You do not have to pay costs that are associated with full time employees.

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Reduced recruitment time and cost

When you use IT staff augmentation services, you are able to reduce the time of a traditional recruitment process. The traditional hiring model would allow you to add a new member to your team within 3 to 6 weeks on average. However, using the staff augmentation, you can gain a suitable team member with a few days or a week’s time.

fast project delivery

Complete projects faster

When you add developers to your existing team, that from the beginning help you complete assigned tasks, you can complete your projects faster. Furthermore, we understand that in certain scenarios, you have a fast approaching deadline that you cannot meet with your existing staff. Moreover, not making a deadline or not finishing a project quicker than planned can lead to huge financial losses for your company. You can avoid these scenarios using our software Developers to extend your team.

increase revenue

Drastically increase your revenue

IT staff augmentation services provide you with more hands to work, which means the ability to complete more projects and serve more customers. Both these aspects can drastically increase your revenue.

full control over developers

Full control over the Developer

When hiring one of our Developers, they are fully committed to working with you on your project, 8 hours a day. They work exclusively with your in house team. You alone manage his or her working time and the resources they use, just as if it were hired internally and employed full time.

contracts

Flexible contract based on your actual needs

We sign with you a contract for a minimum of 3 months, that can be extended at a later date, or we can from the start create a long term contract. Our contract will have a notice period of one month, in the event that something happens with the project. For more details, check out our 👉 Guarantee section 👈.

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Skill gap

If you have a project where you know that you are missing certain skills, we can provide you with a developer that will fill that gap. For example, you are missing a Back-End Developer to join your team of Front-end developers, we can provide you with an individual with this type of technical skills. Furthermore, you can decide how long you need to fill that talent gap, whether this be for short term projects or long term projects.

Bridge to hire

Bridge to hire

You need software engineers for short-term projects while recruiting permanent personnel. You can hire our remote Developers for a minimum of 3 months on a temporary basis while trying to recruit someone for a permanent role. Hiring temporary workers while you proceed with traditional recruitment can help you keep projects going and meet your deadlines. You do not have to worry about financial losses, due to being short-staffed.

Geographical limitations

No geographical limitations

In the IT industry, the no office model has quickly gained popularity. Our software Developers work on a strictly remote basis, therefore can join your team easily without worrying about geographical location. Many of our Developers are from Eastern and Central Europe. Moreover, time differences are also not an issue. We can negotiate working hours so that there is some overlap, in order for our Developers to work with your team at the same time. For example, we can ensure our Developer is available for daily or weekly calls to meet virtually with your team.

Custom software development

Pick & choose developers on demand with whatever stack you need

We recognize that in today’s ever-changing IT world, it may be difficult to create a team with the right tech stacks. Therefore, we provide you with software developers that are capable of handling such demands. Most of our IT talent has a seniority level of Regular or Senior, which means that they have a minimum of 3 years experience in a given technology. However, if you are looking for Junior Developers or Tech Leaders, we can also help you fill these roles.

Moreover, they can use the latest, most reliable tools and technologies out there to create web applications, mobile apps, e-commerce stores and websites. Additionally, they are able to provide you with support and maintenance on projects that were created years ago, using older tech stack versions.

We have Front-End Developers, Back-End Developers and Mobile Developers.

Some Front-End technologies that we specialize in include JavaScript, React, Angular, Vue, TypeScript. While our Back-End Developers are fluent in languages such as Node, PHP, Laravel,Ruby on Rails, Symfony, Python, Django, .Net, GO and Java. Lastly, we can have a pick of our mobile technology specialists who specialize in React Native and Flutter.

For more information about our programming languages check out tech stack for staff augmentation services.

DEDICATED TEAM

Front-end technologies

Our Front-End Developers specialize in a wide range of JavaScript technologies. They work with popular coding languages such as React, Angular, Vue and TypeScript.

VAST TALENT POOL

Back-end technologies

When it comes to back-end technologies, we have a plethora of options that our developers specialize in. Some of these technologies include Node, PHP, and Python. In the PHP domain, we have Laravel, Ruby on Rails and Symfony specialists. When looking at our Python developers, they possess skills in Django. Lastly, our backend developers also specialize in .net, Go, and Java.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Mobile technologies – iOS & Android

Since mobile technologies are all the rage these days, we could not have an in house team without iOS & Android specialists. Our developers can help build web applications using technologies such as React Native and Flutter.

TECH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS SOLUTIONS

Short-term staff augmentation

Short-term body leasing is usually when you are looking to fill a position for a few weeks or a couple of months. This is typically a project that does not require more than 4 to 6 months of work.

Some common situations where your business may require short-term body leasing:

Specfic skills

Lack of Specific Skills

You have one specific project in mind, that requires a specific skill set in order to complete the task. Furthermore, it is unlikely, that you will need these skills in other projects.

Business growth

Busy Season

Perhaps, your business is having a busy season, and you just need more employees for the time being to complete the work. You may want to consider a short term body leasing to fulfill that temporary shortage and busy period.

Short staffed

You are Short Staffed

Short term staff augmentation is also a great option if your employee is on vacation, sick leave or maternity leave. This is an excellent option to fill that gap and have your project completed on time.

IT TALENT SOLUTIONS

Long-term staff augmentation

Long-term staff augmentation is, generally, any project that requires more than 6 months work. Here at Swyply we prefer long-term projects because our developers can get to know the project more closely, therefore can be more productive for you and your team.

Long-term IT staff augmentation is a great option when:

Key roles

You need Developers on Demand

We can provide you with the Developers you need for your project within a week’s time. This is a much faster approach than traditional recruitment. Long-term body leasing is an excellent solution when you have an urgent matter and are missing Developers to fill key roles.

costs

Want to save on employment costs

When you hire a Developer or a team of dedicated Developers for a long term period using staff augmentation, you save money on typical employment costs. You do not have to pay things like vacation, health care, taxes etc. Moreover, you do not have to pay for laptops. Lastly, you do not have to involve your HR department. We take care of all of that for you.

Maintain business growth

Want to prevent attrition

Staff augmentation can help prevent Developer attrition. When one or more of our Developers joins your team, they will be with you long term. You do not have to worry about him or her quitting suddenly and leaving you high and dry. If for some reason, one of our developer’s needs to leave your project, we will supply you with new talent. We will make the transition of one Developer leaving and another Developer entering smooth, so that you are not inconvenienced.

Swyply Advantages

Why choose Swyply?

Here are the top two reasons why you should choose Swyply for your staff augmentation needs:

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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

Developers from partnering 50+ 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.

Staff augmentation model

What does hiring our IT team & tech talent look like?

We provide you developers to extend your team within one week’s time. Check out how the staff augmentation model, looks like on your end as the client:

1 First

Tell us what skills you need to extend your team

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, you can reach out to us with the skill set you need, your project description and any other valuable details to help us extend your team. Please also let us know whether you need one developer or more.

2 Second

The search for your developers begins

Based on that skill set, we will look, 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

Select candidates based on Blind CVs

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

4 Fourth

Interview the developers

Based on your choices, we will schedule interviews for you and IT specialist candidates to meet via video chat. After the video chat, if you require for our developer to carry out some code test, we are more than happy to facilitate that for you. If not, you tell us which developer, you would like to co-operate with for your project.

5 Fifth

Finalize the contract and hire Swyply developers

At this stage, you have selected the Swyply developers that are right for you. Then we finalize the contract that has the agreed upon start date, the duration of the project and date of completion. Moreover, this contract will have details about the scope of work, the agreed upon daily rate and number of working hours.

6 Sixth

Swyply developers work on your project

During this phase, our Swyply Developers work on your project. You determine the methods of communication, organization, and workload. Our Developers are available to you exclusively for the duration of the contract.

7

Monthly satisfaction update

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

8

Ability to extend the contract

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 the contract or has the project come to a close.

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What challenges does IT staff augmentation solve?

Let’s be honest, running a business comes with its unique set of challenges and some of them do not always have simple solutions. However, IT staff augmentation can help you solve a heap of challenges that you may currently be facing in one or more of your projects.

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You are struggling to find quality resources

In the IT industry, the struggle to find quality resources is usually associated with not finding the right level developer for the job. While the market may have available developers, but their skill level or experience may not be adequate to support your team.

You may receive several CVs and run skill tests, to only be disappointed that someone who considers themselves a specialist may fall short in technical aspects.

When it comes to staff augmentation, we are able to vouch for our developers and their skill level along with experience. Most of our developers have a minimum of 3 years experience in their preferred tech stack.

 

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Traditional hiring model

Recruitment process is long

You may decide that you are going to run a traditional recruitment process internally. This can take a toll on your resources, for example your internal HR department has additional work associated with hiring someone new. Above all, the recruitment process is time-consuming. This process may look a little something like this:

  • Once, the job offer is posted online, you have to wait a certain time period for CV’s to fly in. Then you have to vet each of them to make sure that they are the right fit.
  • After that, you need to spend time interviewing candidates and running skill tests.
  • Then you have taken into account the typical one-month notice period.
  • In some cases, a candidate may leave during the recruitment process because they took another offer elsewhere.

So, if you are lucky, the traditional route can take around 3 to 6 weeks before you find an adequate candidate.

When you take advantage of IT staff augmentation services, you can have a remote developer ready to go within a few days or a week’s time. You still have to undergo a vetting process with potential candidates. However, the vetting process is significantly shorter and easier. Moreover, the recruitment process in body leasing tends to be strictly a formality.

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Don’t break the bank

Recruiting via an HR agency is expensive

If you decide to hire an HR agency to carry out the recruitment process for you it can not only be time consuming but expensive and also problematic.

Many HR agencies have headhunters and an outbound process. This means that they contact Developers to encourage them to apply for your job ad. Moreover, if you hire a Developer of their choosing, they take a fee.

Typically, an HR company will charge you around one or two months salary of such a developer. So if you would pay this Developer $6,000 per month, you would owe the HR agency between $6,000 to $12,000. This route can be expensive and break the bank.

Moreover, many candidates from HR agencies do not have the best mentality. Typically, these developers are employed and switch jobs for a pay raise. They may be difficult to cooperate with during the recruitment process and while working on your team.

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Not the perfect match

Your new hire is a poor fit

There is nothing worse than hiring someone, investing money and time only to find out they are not the right fit for your in house team, due to their technical skills or soft skills.

You may also find yourself, in a situation, where your new hire does not meet deadlines or that they are toxic in the workplace.

Now you have to make the choice to either let them go and start recruitment all over again, or keep them and try to make it work. This can cost your company a lot of money.

When you choose our IT staff augmentation services, we give you a two-week trial period. During this time, you have a few options if you are dissatisfied with the developer:

  1. Ask us to switch the team member.
  2. You can also decide that you want to back out of our arrangement and try another solution.

Moreover, even once this two-week trail period ends, you can still switch developers or add more developers to your team, without the added hassle. Learn more about our guarantee.

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Money, money, money

Unemployment costs

When you have ongoing full time employees, you need an HR manager who look after various matters, one of which includes unemployment costs etc. This can be inconvenient and expensive.

However, when you decide to partner with our staff augmentation agency, when you complete a project or no longer need one of our IT specialists, the contract is done. You do not have to fit the bill for any outstanding costs.

Moreover, you can save on other employment costs such as vacation pay, sick leave, laptops, and taxes. Additionally, you are not paying someone for being on the bench and not be currently active in projects.

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There goes the deadline…

Not enough Developers to meet the deadline

You may have an in house team that is too small to be able to complete the current load of projects to meet your deadlines. Hiring someone using team augmentation services can help you better distribute the work load and meet your deadlines.

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Unhappy customers, long lead times etc.

You want to grow faster to meet customer demands

Many software development companies are looking to grow quickly due to customer demands. This can be tough to do when you lack the number of working hands to provide customer satisfaction. You can add an extended team to complete more projects and in turn grow your business faster.

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Our guarantee

The developer doesn’t fit your project after 2 weeks? You won’t pay a cent!

Our IT staff augmentation services give you the opportunity to pick a remote developer or an entire remote development team with a two-week trial period.

During this trial period, if, for whatever reason, one of our IT specialists, is not the right fit, you have two options.

  1. We can exchange this Developer for another one.
  2. We can finish our cooperation, and we will NOT send you invoice for this two-week period.

We try to ensure that the extended team member will be the right fit for your existing in house team. We provide ongoing support by doing monthly updates to check our cooperation is heading in the right direction. Moreover, we enquire whether you need additional developers or a change in developers, this includes hiring a developer with a different tech stack.

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Frequently asked questions about staff augmentation

Check out some answers to your most frequenly asked questions about IT staff augmentation services:

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Working remotely has become a standard in the IT industry, therefore our developers work in a no-office model and are not able to join your team at the office.

Our remote developers will adapt to using any electronic communication tools to make your cooperation easier and smooth sailing. Some popular tools may include Slack, Google Meets, Zoom, Loom, Teams, etc.

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.

Moreover, we can provide you with developers from our in house team or from 1 of 50 partnering Software Houses.

We can have a developer ready to go and join your team within one week. However, in some scenarios it may take up to 30 days, but these are extreme circumstances where our developers need to finish up previous projects.

The rate to hire one of our developers on augmented staffing basis varies on the type of expert and seniority level. Our hourly rates range from $30 to $100 per hour. So for example, $30 per hour is for a developer that is at the junior level, whereas, $100 per hour would get you a developer who has high seniority. This would be a developer that is not only an expert in a specific programming language, but also is a Tech Leader who can help help manage certain aspects of your project.

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. You will have a two week payment deadline for each invoice.

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