In the past two decades technology has advanced at a very fast pace, to a point that the majority of our daily tasks depend on it in one way or another and we no longer imagine life without the facilities it brings to our life, however, the many changes that technology has brought have come too fast and sometimes businesses are not prepared or have the capacity to respond to all the technological needs their operations or projects have, and that’s where IT staff augmentation comes in.
What is Staff Augmentation?
To put it in simple terms, staff augmentation is basically an outsourcing strategy that allows companies to respond to needs and objectives by seeking talent and skills needed in a department or area to carry out specific tasks or projects without having to increase payroll for the long term, but instead, using these outsourced human resources as an extension or support of in-house teams.
IT staff augmentation is a service that has gained popularity because it’s a convenient alternative that allows companies to fulfill their needs while at the same time-saving money and time, that is, of course, if it is done right and through IT staff augmentation companies that are professional and reliable.
How to find the right IT Staff Augmentation Company?
IT staff augmentation companies are usually located offshore, they offer a pool of talented people, many of which have very specific skills, these people benefit from offering their services to different companies which ensures them a constant flow of work, they are also able to provide a service at a lower cost because rates in their countries are lower and because working in bulk gives them a better margin.
Costa Rica is one of the countries in the American continent to where businesses in the United States and Canada turn their eyes to when looking for IT staff augmentation solutions, the advantages are many, the hour difference is minimum which allows a better workflow, most IT people in Costa Rica speak English and the country is known for having great human talent, and high quality standards which are the reasons many multinational companies have established operations there.
When choosing an IT staff augmentation company, it is important to check their references, make sure they have the skills and technology that are required and the ability to meet the established timelines, flexibility and effective communication are also key aspects to consider, keep in mind that the main objective of staff augmentation is to make things simpler and more efficient.
Where to start looking?
Softon in Costa Rica has gained a strong reputation by providing customized solutions through a careful assessment of the client’s needs, selecting the right person or team for the job, working with multiple technologies and platforms and closely monitoring the progress to ensure the success of the project.