Staff augmentation is a powerful tool for any organization’s arsenal, but not many understand the different types of staff augmentation and how to choose the right model. This is the perfect place to get started.
Staff augmentation is the use of outside personnel on a temporary basis to augment the capacity of your organization.
There is a wide range of scenarios in which companies leverage staff augmentation, including:
Staff augmentation is incredibly common—the global staffing industry, one of the
primary suppliers of staff augmentation talent, is estimated to support $490 billion in annual spend. Another source of staff augmentation talent is freelancing, which has been around for centuries but recently gained notoriety through the rise of global freelance platforms. It is estimated that in the US 34% percent of workers engage in freelancing today, and that number is expected to grow steadily over the next decade.
Choosing the Right Staff Augmentation Model
Most organizations use a mix of providers, depending on their needs. When you are considering staff augmentation, the most important thing is to determine what you are trying to accomplish and what is most important. For example, if you are looking for an expert in machine learning (a highly in-demand skill today), prioritizing cost will be unrealistic. Likewise, if you need 100 people to do a task that can be easily trained, you won’t want to hire based on a high level of skill. With a broad range of staff augmentation models available to organizations, it’s critical to weigh the pros and cons of each arrangement before selecting
Staff Augmentation: A Cross-functional Strategy
Staff augmentation is a powerful model that organizations can leverage to increase agility and respond to the changing needs of the enterprise. It’s being used increasingly across industry borders. Staff augmentation solutions are being used increasingly for roles ranging from R&D to Operations, HR, Finance, and more (see figure below). When considered in light of moves from industry giants like Google—which acquired a freelance/contract network of data scientists called Kaggle in 2017—the importance of augmented staff for enterprises, now and in the future, cannot be overstated.
Why go for temporary staffing? Essentially, this just saves you time and money. It will provide you with added flexibility and an increase in productivity. It ensures you get the right people, in the right positions, right away. And it’s the most efficient way to enhance your workforce and close skills gaps.
It really doesn’t matter if you need services for one day, one project, one season or one year —trust us. We’ve got the largest network of pre-qualified candidates anywhere. That means whether you need 1 employee, or 1,000, you get quality people. And you get them quickly.
Fields of Services:
Some of the most preferred fields of expertise our Clients trust us to find the best suitable temporary team members are:
- Commercial Contract & Negotiation Management;
- Procurement Management;
- Legal Processes Outsourcing;
- IT & Cybersecurity;
- Technical support;
- Business Processes;
- Recruitment, HR Processes and Payroll Management;
Our Clients are located all around the EMEA region, Asia and Oceania, African and Middle-eastern region, North and Southern America.
We provide temporary staffing as a nearshore solution either under a distanced working model or with team members provided dedicated spaces in our offices in Bulgaria. We also provide these Services as a solution to send temporary staffing to the host country of the client company. Apex Human Capital Ltd. is dedicated to provide all available and flexible options for its Clients.