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What is staff augmentation?

Staff augmentation is a flexible service that allows businesses to augment their teams with additional talent when needed. It is particularly beneficial for filling temporary or hard-to-fill positions. This model enhances project development scalability and efficiency, enabling companies to overcome recruitment challenges by leveraging the expertise of skilled software engineers.

Benefits of staff augmentation

Engage professionals who can deliver tangible business results.

MINIMIZE TIME, REDUCE COSTS

Forget recruitment fees

One of the major advantages of IT staff augmentation is cost savings. As temporary workers are hired on an as-needed basis, companies only pay for the services they require for the duration they need them. Cut operational costs by hiring high-level developers who will produce the same quality and quantity of work at a fractional cost over the length of your project.

CONTROL DELIVERY

Staff projects faster

From onboarding to offboarding, the team members adhere to the company’s policies and procedures, so you can achieve your goals faster. As they quickly integrate themselves into the internal team’s processes and in-house management, a single point of contact can effectively overlook the work, which enables the company to maintain control over a project and priorities.

ACCESS TOP TALENT

Strengthen the team

Instead of relying on a limited pool of internal candidates, you can onboard best qualified candidates who possess the specific skills and technical expertise you require. When your internal team lacks the necessary expertise, a staff augmentation company can provide talents to fill the gaps and improve your team’s overall efficiency, eliminating the need for extensive training and allowing experienced professionals to contribute their skills to your project.

Advantages of hiring nQode for staff augmentation

Reduce time-to-hire with in-demand, fully screened, qualified candidates.

Fast hiring process

No administrative or organizational expenses, the responsibility of recruiting falls on us. We rigorously test for logical/mathematical reasoning skills, technical ability and soft skills. Only those engineers who score highly across each of these will be part of your development team, and the team can be assembled in a matter of days, rather than months.

The FACT: Hiring a new software engineer, on average, will set you back $4,700 and take 58 days!

Smart recruitment

Our staffing services are a fully customized experience. You can specify minimum and maximum salary rates for new hires, participate in the hiring process at every stage through video conference calls, or can simply outline what skills you are looking for in an employee and greenlight our final recommendations.

The FACT: The price tag of recruitment agency fees can be expensive. Agency charges are typically 20-30% of the final salary.

Flexibility

Our staff augmentation services are designed to be flexible. To ensure healthy project processes, we implement robust quality management practices that foster professional, motivated teams, and efficient communication. Our aim is to support your efforts and help your team become self-sufficient and highly proficient.

The FACT:      Remote and hybrid teams have shown higher retention rates (48%) and improved morale and work-life balance (41%).

Our staff augmentation hiring process

We have a proven 4-step method to help you hire talent.

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Defining your requirements

We hold a series of discovery sessions to clarify the project’s details. Our aim is to gain comprehensive knowledge of the project goals and your business needs. When we identify the team requirements,the technological challenges you wish to overcome,and different organizational aspects, we create a team strategy.

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Sourcing talent

We assemble a team of talents based on your requirements. In this phase, our aim is to help you to get started as soon as possible, so we quickly organize interview meetings to have our team ready, usually within one week.

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Onboarding talent

It is important to clearly define all roles and responsibilities and to create a cohesive team environment. Initial knowledge transfer helps the team understand the requirements, create an actionable plan. After the team gets acquainted with the scope and deadlines, the development process begins

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Scaling up or down

You can scale your dedicated team up or down efficiently. When the project is on the finish line, the number of developers can be decreased. If you wish to broaden the scope of your project, we provide continuous support to help you fill additional roles.

Start delivering technology solutions and value

Expand your project capabilities by leveraging the know-how of qualified professionals with years of experience in the industry.

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Technologies

Technologies

Our software engineers are abreast with all the latest technologies and well versed with the proven classic technologies.

Front-end Back-end Mobile DevOps Database Management Software Quality Assurance Cloud Service Providers

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Basics
Frameworks
Styles
Material UI
Custom Styling

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Languages
Frameworks

Mobile shapes

Platforms
Hybrid
Languages & Frameworks

DevOps shapes

Infrastructure
CI/CD Automation
Actions

Database Management shapes

Relational DBMS
NoSQL
Messaging

Software Quality Assurance shapes

Languages & Frameworks
Automation Architecture and Testing
Manual Testing

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Industry expertise

Industry
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We specialize in different niche technologies and platforms. Our teams are qualified for highly demanding and complex projects across different domains

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ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE

Enterprise Software

Customer relationships management (CRM)

Enterprise resource planning (ERP)

Supply chain management (SCM)

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FINTECH

Electronic trading platforms

Financial Planning & Management

Cybersecurity

Digital payments & cryptocurrency

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HEALTHCARE

EHR, EMR/EPR & Patient Portals

Management software

Interoperability

Wearable devices & IoT

We also have clients in these domains because our expertise and vast experience allows flexibility in matching your needs.

Education & eLearning

Music & Entertainment

Travel & hospitality

Agriculture

Communication & People Operations

Internet of Things

Automotive, transport & logistics

Legacy systems

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Cut expenses with staff augmentation

Fast-track your project launch with experienced developers.

Dedicated team

Effortlessly expand your delivery capacity. Speed up the product launch with a dedicated development team responsible for specified project tasks. Our skilled project managers oversee our part of work and coordinate project activity via diverse communication tools.

BEST FOR Multi-team projects where you need to control overall project progress and speed up the delivery 

Team extension

Effectively develop your product with hand-picked talent and minimize performance gaps with team extension. Our employees will temporarily join your development team managed by your project manager. Fully staffed with the required skills, your project can move 1.5-2 times faster.

BEST FOR Businesses with established development teams that face a tight project deadline or skill deficiency

Managed team

Ensure a seamless development process with on-demand expertise for both short-term and long-term projects. You can fulfill specific required project skills with a managed team and save up to 30% in development costs as you don’t hire, onboard and train full-time development staff.

BEST FOR Businesses with overload tech teams seeking to reduce their involvement in the project management

When should you consider staff augmentation?

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You’re looking for a cost-effective alternative to in-house hires

The scope of the project is too large for your in-house staff compromise

You cannot achieve the defined project goals without extra support from senior-level IT professionals

The project’s scope undergoes frequent changes during its progress

A crucial role in the IT project (developer, UI/UX designer, etc.) is missing

The project’s timeline is too tight to consider hiring new talents

The client is offering a budget higher than expected for additional work

Our engagement models

We believe in a tailored approach when building partnerships, and that includes pricing. Choose from several engagement models to better allocate resources.

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Fixed-price

If you know the exact scope, have a defined timeframe for project delivery, a fixed-price model is a more cost-effective option.

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Time & Material

If you are looking for a better product-market fit, but you do not have a detailed vision of a project, and wish for more control over your project, choose T&M.

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Your model

If none of the models suit your requirements, we can work together to create a custom model that will meet your needs and bring the results you desire.

Cut recruiting fees with staff augmentation

Don’t waste time headhunting. We offer a fully customizable staff augmentation service to help to quickly acquire lacking expertise for a current project.

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Have questions about the staff augmentation model?

arrowStaff Augmentation vs. Outsourcing

Staff augmentation and outsourcing are two different models of obtaining additional workforce for an organization. Staff augmentation refers to hiring external professionals to supplement an organization’s existing staff and work alongside them as a cohesive team. The external professionals are usually hired on a temporary basis to fulfill specific roles or projects. On the other hand, outsourcing refers to contracting a third-party service provider to perform certain functions or complete projects on behalf of the organization. Outsourced professionals work independently and are not typically integrated with the in-house team. Both staff augmentation and outsourcing have their own strengths and weaknesses. Staff augmentation allows an organization to maintain control over the project and workflow while accessing specialized skills and knowledge. Outsourcing can provide cost savings and faster delivery times, but may result in less control over the project and potential communication and quality assurance issues. Ultimately, the choice between staff augmentation and outsourcing will depend on an organization’s specific needs and goals.

arrowWhat are the primary responsibilities of the IT staff?

IT staff will work closely with your organization to provide the technical expertise and support needed to maintain a secure, efficient, and productive IT environment. The primary responsibilities of the outsourced IT staff will depend on the specific needs and requirements of your organization. However, in general, some of the common responsibilities of outsourced IT staff may include:

  1. Providing technical support and troubleshooting services for hardware, software, and network issues.
  2. Developing and implementing IT policies, procedures, and standards to ensure efficient and secure IT operations.
  3. Managing and maintaining IT infrastructure, including servers, storage systems, and network devices.
  4. Performing software development and customization to support business processes and applications.
  5. Ensuring data security and compliance with relevant regulations and standards.
  6. Monitoring and managing backups, disaster recovery, and business continuity planning.
  7. Providing end-user training and support to ensure that staff can effectively use IT resources.
  8. Collaborating with other departments and stakeholders to ensure that IT systems support organizational goals and objectives.

arrowDoes my project really require staff augmentation?

If you are facing complex projects, tight deadlines, limited resources, unexpected changes, stretched teams, or you’re looking to scale up temporarily, IT staff augmentation may be the right choice for you. However, it’s important to evaluate your specific needs and goals before making any decisions. Here are some questions you can ask yourself to help make the decision:

  1. Is your project complex and requires specialized skills that your current team lacks? If yes, then IT staff augmentation may be necessary to bring in experts who can fill in the gaps and help your team deliver the project successfully.
  2. Do you have a tight deadline or limited resources? If yes, then augmenting your IT staff with additional resources can help you meet your deadline and achieve your project goals without compromising quality.
  3. Are you experiencing unexpected changes or challenges that require additional support? If yes, then IT staff augmentation can provide the necessary support to address the challenges and keep your project on track.
  4. Is your team already stretched thin with other projects or daily operations? If yes, then IT staff augmentation can help alleviate the workload and allow your team to focus on other critical tasks.
  5. Are you looking to scale up your team temporarily or on a project basis? If yes, then IT staff augmentation can help you achieve your goal without the long-term commitment and cost of hiring full-time employees.

arrowHow can I be assured the augmented staff will contribute?

Here are some steps you can take to ensure that the augmented IT staff will contribute effectively:

  1. Define clear job roles and responsibilities: Before hiring augmented IT staff, it is important to clearly define the roles and responsibilities of the staff. This will ensure that everyone knows what is expected of them and they can contribute effectively.
  2. Conduct thorough interviews: During the interview process, ask questions that will help you evaluate the candidate’s skills, experience, and ability to work as part of a team. You can also request work samples or references from previous employers.
  3. Provide clear onboarding and training: Once you have hired the augmented IT staff, it is important to provide clear onboarding and training to help them understand the organization’s culture, policies, and procedures. You can also provide training on specific tools or technologies they will be working with.
  4. Establish clear communication channels: To ensure effective collaboration, it is important to establish clear communication channels between the augmented IT staff and your internal IT team or other departments. This can be achieved through regular team meetings, status updates, and using collaboration tools such as instant messaging or project management software.
  5. Set clear goals and expectations: Set clear goals and expectations for the augmented IT staff, and regularly review their progress. This will help you ensure that they are contributing effectively and making a positive impact on the organization.
  6. Monitor performance and provide feedback: Regularly monitor the performance of the augmented IT staff and provide feedback to help them improve. This can include performance reviews, coaching sessions, or regular one-on-one meetings.

Unlock the potential of the tech talent

Fill the skills gap to meet all deadlines. Get an expert team with a wide range of technology skills you can scale up or down at any time.

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