IT staff augmentation allows a company to add staff to their teams based on the additional skills required to support their initiatives. Resources are employed by the staff augmentation firm. "Companies may easily ramp up and down to meet changing demand without shouldering the cost and liabilities of additional full time employees," said Kristin Tucker, Managing Principal, TDK Technologies.
Companies can find it more effective to integrate staff augmentation resources with existing business processes than to align those processes with external project teams. After all, an individual can adapt more quickly to the processes of an organization than two separate organizations can align with each other.
By adding new skill sets to the team, a company can take advantage of both external and internal resources for the completion of their IT projects.
When project team gaps mainly consist of specialized skills, staff augmentation can efficiently fill those gaps.
Companies with staffing needs in constant flux can meet those needs through staff augmentation. It’s relatively easy to add or subtract resources to match demand.
Avoids the cost of investing in internal skill development.
Avoids costs and liabilities of direct employees.
It’s easier to adopt a staff augmentation model than a project outsourcing model. Companies are already used to hiring employees. Staff augmentation is just a small shift from what companies already do.