Do you want to start a new project without hiring new staff? The answer is staff augmentation. With an ever more flexible work environment, companies worldwide rely on cherry-picking talent exclusively for a project. IT staff augmentation lets businesses rapidly scale without any of the difficulties of onboarding new staff. Indeed, the global IT outsourcing market is predicted to top $206 billion by 2024. Team augmentation is a driving factor. Staff augmentation is already worth an estimated USD $132.9 billion in the post-pandemic market, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t face significant challenges.
Below we will explore the most common challenges for team augmentation and how you can solve them.
1. Lack of clear communication
Communication is the lifeblood of a company. Without clear messages, task completion is slowed, goals become confused, businesses drift off course. Communicating with offshore staff is a critical part of IT staff augmentation.
But it’s also one of the simplest problems to fix.
Using a communication and collaboration suite like Hangouts, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, WhatsApp or Slack provides an easy avenue for constant messaging. Managers will also want to check in with offshore staff regularly.
Additionally, it is critical to ensure that a tech lead is attached to the team provided who will be responsible for ensuring requirements are clearly articulated and ensures code quality.
To promote communication between onshore and offshore staff, encouraging regular socialising sessions is important so people can put a name to a face. Since MarkiTech.AI is based in North America, your project will be assigned a project coordinator to help onshore with the tech lead at no additional cost.
2. Knowing what to expect
You invest in staff augmentation to see results. That means clear goals and optimised strategies. However, with new team members communicating expectations are often less than clear – it’s downright opaque! The result is extra costs, delays, and more conflict.
Why even bother with team augmentation at all?
Therefore, during a resource and staff augmentation, clearly set out your aims for a project which is led by the tech lead Expectations should be signposted to new team members from day one and conducting regular checks to see where they are along the timeline
3. Security considerations
All companies have their proprietary secrets. The information they don’t want third parties knowing. Yet, that’s exactly what happens in a resource and staff augmentation.
Protecting your organisation’s privacy and security is critical.
The answer: make signing a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) of paramount importance. NDAs provide a legal framework for protecting your company’s most important information.
Pair with routine security audits to ensure no information goes missing.
4. Inferior service
New staff always present the same challenge: they’re new. It takes time to bring employees up to speed and acclimatise to a new job.
But in staff augmentation, time is money. You want to make the most of the extra staff when you’ve got them.
That all depends on the staff augmentation firms you use. The more experienced the firm is, the better the staff they send.
Before hiring, you should thoroughly research staff augmentation firms and speak to the proposed new team members. It’ll save you time and money in the long run.
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