Staff Augmentation

Grow your team seamlessly with recruitment assistance

What is Staff Augmentation?

Staff Augmentation, similar to the Wage Hosting model, leaves the operational control to the customer. In this model, we source candidates, then recruit and setup a dedicated team inside our offices. Once the team is ready to start operating, the customer assigns work and manages deliverables with the augmented team on a daily basis. With Staff Augmentation, the customer knows the real cost of employees and only pays a monthly fee according to the actual team cost. We handle all administrative aspects (salaries, facilities, taxes, etc) while the Customer solely focuses on operating the team and delivering output.

Onboarding model

In the Staff Augmentation model, we are very involved in the recruitment process and the team setup. It is important for us to understand your company well before approaching candidates in the market. Beforehand, we typically need to know enough about your company to start the recruitment process. We need enough information to approach candidates properly and give them enough details to spark their interest for the role.

Some example of information required for Team Augmentation are:

  • Company background (size, funding, type of products, market, leadership etc)
  • Whether management has prior experience with outsourcing. If so, what was the setup and how was the team managed?
  • Job descriptions for the roles considered for outsourcing
  • Working schedule, when applicable
  • How will the candidate work with other employees on the customer side? Who will be managing them?
  • What will be the interview process for candidates?
Team Augmentation Onboarding Process

Recruitment Process

Finding the right candidates for your team is the most important activity to get a Staff Augmentation project started. Our goal is to find the right candidates first, then look at legal and costing documents in parallel. No good candidates, no good team!

Our Recruitment specialists work closely with our customers to define a recruitment process that fits the Customer recruitment habits. For example, some customers like to video interviews, while some like to give a homework assignment. Some Customers like to put IQ and logic tests, while other Customers opt for whiteboard discussion. The recruitment team helps sourcing candidates according to the job description, then arrange the logistics for the interviews. An online system tracks candidates, books interviews, collects feedback etc.

Once the Customer has identified the right candidates, we prepare agreements and hire these people under our company. Your Staff Augmentation project will soon be complete and your new team ready to start work !

The Staff Augmentation model is ideal for Customers looking for a long term relationship and a stable, committed team. In this model, employees feel part of the Customer’s organization and become deeply integrated in the operations. For the Customer, the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is usually very low compared to a similar onshore setup. Fees and costs are transparent, bringing the actual cost very near to actual market rates. Many customers fail to realize that the TCO includes facilities, desks and chairs, internet connectivity, PC, employee benefits etc, and not just the employees’ basic salaries.

Besides Staff Augmentation, we also offer Outsourced Teams and Wage Hosting.