Staff augmentation can play a significant role in many companies and any size company can benefit from using the option to staff temporary positions. Consulting professionals can fill the bill for large projects, seasonal workflows, and any business with a lean budget. The great thing about this form of service is there is no shortage of skilled workers who are available, and in many cases, workers who prefer to work in a temporary capacity.
1. Keep It Flexible
Using a consultant eliminates everything that comes with a full-on commitment. And, when the time comes to part ways, there are no hard feelings. In this case, the scenario works particularly well when workflows are not steady. Another advantage of this service is that you’re getting on-demand professionals who have the expertise to come in and perform a task or join a project to completion. Furthermore, everyone is on the same page regarding the termination of the working relationship at the conclusion of the assignment. There is no misunderstanding; thus no hurt feelings. Budgets are intact, and any potential wrongful termination is avoided.
2. Time is Precious
When a consulting professional is added to your team, there is an immediate impact. The consultant has the required skills and expertise to get the job done. How does that benefit the employer? Through money saved; less time spent on training and onboarding.
3. No Legal Shenanigans
The legalities associated with full-time permanent employees are significant. Companies can be shielded from certain legally binding requirements that accompany permanent employees. Therefore, this particular benefit is meaningful to employers augmenting their staff and projects with consultants. Bear in mind; there are legal obligations that are without exception. For example, employers are not exempt from the legal ramifications in cases of discrimination.
4. Cost Savings
Some employers may scoff when they compare the hourly consulting rate, which is usually higher, to that of a permanent employee doing similar work. However, when looking at the bigger picture, there are notable savings on employee benefits, related taxes and insurance expenses, workstation and computer equipment, as well as other particulars that an employer would be obligated to on behalf of a full-time permanent employee.
5. Fresh Talent Pool
When there is a massive project to staff, having access to vetted and available talent is crucial. Recruiting firms such as HIRECLOUT, continually seek out and retain talent that allows for a progressive pool of skilled professionals. As a rule, staffing firms can help you find top, fresh talent.
6. Top Tier Talent
There is added value when you know you’re hiring talent capable of making an impact on day one. With the contingent service option, an opportunity exists to see first-hand if the worker can produce the result you need, and if the assignment is reoccurring you can extend the contract as necessary.
7. Improve Bottom-Line
Hiring on an as-needed basis can help bottom lines. Some companies have fluctuating workflows where the need to increase staff becomes necessary. Consequently, managing cash flow shortages can be improved with this option.
8. Increase Hiring Success
When qualified workers fill an open job the increase in successful placements creates a reduction in turnover. As a result, employers can significantly reduce the costs associated with bad hires.
9. Employees Win Too
There are many employment opportunities for technology professionals, and one of the best ways to see what’s available is to take on a consulting position. Consulting roles provide professionals the opportunity to pursue achieving specific goals. There’s also work schedule flexibility. Additionally, there’s exposure to new networks and there are ample opportunities to pick up new skills with each new assignment.
If you’re a technology consultant or a business in need of additional staffing, call HIRECLOUT to help meet all your needs!