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10 benefits of IT staff augmentation

External staff work alongside your existing team, giving you total flexibility, scalability, and access to specialist skills without the long-term commitments associated with hiring in-house. But these aren’t the only advantages. Read on for more.

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If your dev team is up against an endless product backlog that never seems to get any smaller, you might be ready to benefit from staff or team augmentation

The idea is simple: expand your existing IT staff with external professionals for a specific project and/or time period. Here are 10 benefits of IT staff augmentation.

1️⃣ Facilitate flexibility

Staff augmentation provides a high level of flexibility, allowing you to scale your IT teams up or down based on project requirements. This adaptability is particularly useful for handling fluctuating workloads, seasonal demands, or short-term projects. With thousands of developers in Proshore’s talent pool, your augmented IT team scales with you.

2️⃣ Cut costs

Compared with the cost of hiring and retaining full-time employees, staff augmentation can be more cost-effective. You can avoid the long-term financial commitments associated with hiring permanent staff, such as salaries, benefits, and training expenses.

Instead, you pay for the skills and resources you need on a temporary basis. Proshore does the hiring, so you don’t have to. So when the project ends, so does your financial commitment.

3️⃣ Access specialist skills

IT staff augmentation allows you to access a broader range of skills and expertise that may not be available internally. This is especially valuable for specific projects or technologies that require specialized knowledge and experience. Proshore has over 4,000 vetted developers, trained and ready to code, so you can hand-pick the expertise that’s right for your project.

4️⃣ Speed up time-to-market

With a large talent pool of skilled professionals, you can quickly assemble a team and accelerate project timelines. This is crucial in the fast-paced IT industry, where time-to-market can be a competitive advantage. Proshore has the tech talent you need to plug the skills gaps or increase capacity to speed up development.

5️⃣ Reduce recruitment costs and time

Hiring permanent staff can be a time-consuming process involving job postings, interviews, and onboarding. Staff augmentation enables you to bypass these lengthy recruitment procedures and quickly bring in experienced professionals to address specific skill gaps, meet project requirements, or handle increased workloads. 

Proshore handles the hiring and the HR paperwork – so you don’t have to.

6️⃣ Mitigate project risks

With a flexible and scalable team, you can better manage project risks. If unexpected challenges arise, you can quickly adjust the team size or skill mix to address issues and keep the project on track. Augmenting your existing team with IT professionals from Proshore means you get the expertise you need, when you need it the most. 

7️⃣ Increase knowledge transfer

When external IT professionals work alongside internal teams, there is an opportunity for knowledge transfer. This sharing of skills and expertise can enhance the capabilities of your in-house team, creating a collaborative learning environment.

Proshore’s highly-trained, ready-to-code developers work seamlessly with your existing team and are willing and able to share their own expertise and knowledge.

8️⃣ Focus on core competencies

By outsourcing specific tasks or projects to external experts, you can free up your internal team to focus on core business activities and strategic initiatives, rather than getting bogged down by temporary or specialist projects. At Proshore, we can also provide self-managing teams, capable of operating on their own without the need for micromanagement.

9️⃣ Access a global talent pool

Staff augmentation allows you to tap into a global talent pool, accessing the best professionals regardless of geographical location, especially in the context of remote work and distributed teams. Proshore gives you access to highly-trained and experienced tech talent in Nepal.

🔟 Create scalability

Staff augmentation provides scalability, allowing you to quickly adjust your team size based on the evolving needs of your project or business. Plus, you can build a Proshore team for half of what it costs to hire locally in Europe and the US. So you can scale and save at the same time.  

Whether you’re looking to clear a backlog, plug a skills gap, ramp up productivity, or scale your business, you could benefit from IT staff augmentation from Proshore.

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