What Is Staff Augmentation and How Do You Know When You Need It?

John Hanisch, Director of Consulting
August 16, 2022

COVID brought on the Great Resignation, leaving many organizations scrambling for staff. Companies searching for staffing options may benefit from staff augmentation.  

Staff augmentation is the use of non-permanent employees to supplement a company's workforce. 

Many businesses find hiring via staff augmentation services is a more cost-effective way to get the help they need. But what are the benefits of staff augmentation, and when is it the right solution for your business?

Staff Augmentation: A Detailed Overview

In the business world, the term "staff augmentation" describes the process of adding personnel to a company to:

  • Boost productivity
  • Meet a specific need
  • Fill a short-term position

In most cases, staff augmentation is handled by an outside firm who specializes in providing temporary or contract workers.

This method of employment allows the company to bring in extra help on an as-needed basis. Businesses can do this without taking on the costs and responsibilities associated with hiring full-time employees. There are several reasons a company might choose to increase its staff. In some cases, it may be necessary to bring in more personnel during times of peak demand or increased workload. This could be the result of a new but short-term project or bringing a new business unit online.

Staff augmentation can also be used to fill gaps in expertise or knowledge within a company. For example, if a company is launching a new product or service, it may need to supplement its staff to provide adequate customer support. 

Additionally, companies may turn to staff augmentation when they are looking to implement innovative technologies. By bringing in outside experts, companies can ensure that these changes and modern technologies are implemented smoothly and effectively by people who have the skills and knowledge. 

Benefits of Staff Augmentation 

One of the most significant advantages of staff augmentation is that it allows organizations to be more flexible in their staffing needs. For example, if a company is experiencing a peak in demand for their product or service, they can augment their staff to meet this demand without making any long-term hires. 

Additionally, staff augmentation can help reduce training costs. External personnel often have the skills and knowledge needed to do the job with no training required. 

Finally, outsourcing staff gives access to a wider pool of talent, leading to improved innovation and creativity within the company. Overall, staff augmentation is a versatile business strategy that can benefit organizations both strategically and financially. 

What to Look for in Staff Augmentation

While staff augmentation can be an effective way to manage workloads, it is important to choose the right staff augmentation partner. Here are some key factors to consider:

  • Industry experience
  • Size of team
  • Cost

Industry experience. Make sure the partner you select to support your staffing project has experience in your industry. They will be better equipped to understand your specific needs and find the right candidates. 

Size of team. Think about how many additional staff you need and choose a staffing partner that can provide the right number of workers. 

Cost. Understand how the staff augmentation partner you are working with gets paid and compare costs. Make sure you understand all the fees involved so there are no surprises down the line. 

By taking the time to consider these factors, you can be sure to find a staff augmentation partner that is right for your business.

Outsourcing Staff: How Triarc Solutions Can Help 

Triarc Solutions is the only consulting, support, and staffing organization solely focused on RightAngle. Our mission is to ensure our RightAngle customers have all the resources they need for success and offer a wide range of staff augmentation services. Whether you have a gap in your team that needs to be filled temporarily or you are looking for a long-term placement, we can help you find the RightAngle resources you need and identify strong candidates within our wide industry network. 

Our staff augmentation services provide resources for core business functions, not implementation, upgrade, or other RightAngle project work. Our staff augmentation service places a resource into your existing internal team to help supplement the ability of the team to complete work.  

Our resources work in a competitive market, and RightAngle talent is both hard to find and expensive. However, we have a strong network of RightAngle experts we can recommend and connect you with. 

When you partner with us for your staffing needs, we provide the following services:

  • Candidate search and vetting
  • Organization-specific training
  • Reduced timeline to fill the role

We work with both you and the candidate to streamline the hiring processes, making staff augmentation more efficient and cost effective for your business.  

Staff Recruitment: Start Today 

Staff augmentation can provide a multitude of benefits for many businesses, especially for organizations using RightAngle.

If you're looking for RightAngle-specific candidates to support your team or project, then Triarc Solutions is here to help. Contact us today to get started.

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