In today’s fast-paced business environment, companies require a high level of agility to remain competitive. However, maintaining a large in-house development team can be costly and time-consuming. Fortunately, there is a solution – staff augmentation or team extension. In this article, we’ll explore what staff augmentation or team extension is, who should consider it, and the benefits it can offer.

What is Staff Augmentation / Team Extension?

Staff augmentation, also known as team extension, is a process of outsourcing skilled developers or IT professionals to work with an existing in-house team. This means that a company can hire additional resources with specific skills to meet the needs of a particular project without incurring the expenses of hiring a full-time employee.

In other words, staff augmentation allows a company to extend its existing development team with external resources. These external resources can be hired on a temporary or permanent basis, and can work remotely or on-site, depending on the client’s needs.

Who Should Consider Staff Augmentation / Team Extension, and what are the benefits?

Staff augmentation can benefit a wide range of companies, from startups to large enterprises. Companies that may benefit from staff augmentation include:

  • Companies with fluctuating workloads: Staff augmentation allows companies to adjust their workforce quickly and efficiently to accommodate changes in workload. This means that a company can quickly scale up or down their workforce to meet the demands of a particular project.It gives flexibility.
  • Companies that lack specific skills: Sometimes a company may require a specific skill set that is not available in-house. In such cases, staff augmentation can provide access to the required expertise without having to hire a full-time employee, as it allows companies to access a wider pool of talent without having to invest in recruitment and training. A company can quickly find the right people for the job, without having to spend months searching for the right candidate.
  • Companies that need to reduce costs: Staff augmentation can be an effective way to reduce costs without compromising quality. By outsourcing work to a team of skilled professionals, a company can save money on salaries, benefits, and office space.
  • Companies that need to complete a project quickly: Staff augmentation can help companies complete a project quickly by providing additional resources. This means that a company can meet tight deadlines without compromising on quality.

How Cubicfox can help you?

Cubicfox offers staff augmentation services for companies in need of skilled developers to extend their in-house development teams. 

  • Our approach is tailored to the unique needs of each project, starting with an initial assessment where we gather information to find the best candidate for the job. 
  • We take care of organizing the necessary professional interviews and agree on all administrative details to ensure a smooth onboarding process. 
  • Throughout the project, we emphasize transparent communication and collaboration to ensure that everyone is on the same page. 
  • We continuously monitor the process to ensure that everything is going smoothly, and if the project demands it, we can scale up the team quickly and efficiently.

Our proven process ensures that we find the best candidates for the job and seamlessly integrate them into our clients’ teams. If you’re interested in learning more about how our staff augmentation services can benefit your business, we encourage you to read one of our success stories. We provided Hellotax with the required staff for many years, supporting their growth and helping them achieve their business goals. You can read the full case study here.