Staff Augmentation Services

Written by Kaylee Evans  »  Updated on: July 08th, 2024

Staff Augmentation Services

Staff Augmentation in the IT world is an outsourcing strategy of hiring additional staff from Agicent on a time sensitive basis to cater to the short-term or long-term Technical and development needs. In simple words, when a company hires external talent from us to work continuously on their projects and fill the tech gaps then it is a Staff Augmentation Service that they’re availing.

Staff augmentation is the process of adding talent to your existing team through a third party. This could be anything from 10 engineers joining 10 different teams to a single developer with niche expertise.

Process Of Staff Augmentation Services

Our process is very simple, and starts with a simple Discovery Call followed by simple steps as follows:

Step 1 - Discovery Call

During the discovery call, we understand the skill-sets you need, the experience level (beginner, expert, senior), number of engineers needed and the lead time. Put the requirements as the clear “Service orders” and go back to our resource management team that does sourcing, recruitment, onboarding and everything else that you need to onboard the right candidates.

Step 2 - Prelim Shortlisting and Interview by Agicent

We source the right CVs from the inhouse resource pool or from the market within 3 days, get their details and line them up for our round of interview for the screening. Since we are a software development team ourselves, our CTO and senior Technical people take their preliminary round and establish more than 90% matching between the job profile and the candidates before we send them to you for further screening.

In some case, we also give out technical tests or machine tests before shortlisting them for the final client facing round. We also get free trials from senior technical members just to make sure they are actually fit for the job.

An HR round is also done by us where we evaluate the candidate on soft skills and overall character in order to establish their compatibility with the forthcoming job.

Step 3 - Client Interview and Onboarding

We lineup the shortlisted candidates to be interviewed by your technical team and once you give a go ahead we start the onboarding process.

The onboarding process includes negotiating their notice period, their rates, working hours, relocation (if needed) and all other important aspects related to the job.

Step 4 - Account Management: Post Onboarding

That’s the beautiful part, no matter whether you hire one person from us or a team as large as 50 you’ll get a dedicated project manager and an account manager throughout the lifecycle of our engagement. We introduce more project managers as the team size increases and put a super manager on the whole process.

So even though the team will work at your disposal all the time, you’ll still have our backup management as well as close supervision and administration to ensure that the team you’ve hired is running smoothly and delivering the intended without burning extra budget.

Step 5 - Billing and Invoicing Cycle

An invoice for the services will be raised at the start of every work month that you can pay using various methods (both online or offline such as bank wire transfer). We support almost all credit and debit cards and ACH transfers across the English speaking world and especially the United States of America.

Benefits of Our Staff Augmentation Services

Contrary to traditional hiring, Staff augmentation shows more flexibility and freedom toward the team. Some of the key pros of staff augmentation include:

Work with the top 5% of the talent

Availing our staff augmentation services mean you are in to work with the best minds and talents in the given skill-set and industry. Based on your requirements, we bring you the finest of the resources in the shortest amount of time possible.

Quick Scaling on-Demand

We know you are hiring us for the staff augmentation services because you want it urgent and therefore our whole recruitment process is designed in such a way that we don’t even call candidates who have more than a month’s notice period. Thanks to a large talented tech resource pool in India and our own inhouse teams, we never have to wait for the right candidate for more than 2 weeks ever.

Flexibility

We offer absolute flexibility to our clients, you can always scale up and down your team on a short notice period. As we have our inhouse team on multiple technologies also, we sometimes add new engineers in a matter of days rather than weeks.

No HR Overload

It will be Agicent taking care of all admin, HR, compliance, taxes related work and every tiny bit of that. So our clients can simply focus on the work with the team and nothing else. For handling their payrolls, taxes, insurance and leaves to keep them motivated, involving in employee engagement programs and also in personality and skill development we do it all while you get the best work out of the team.

No Hardware, Infrastructure, or facility overhead cost

Our 18000 sq. ft. dedicated facility is capable of hosting 300 people under one roof and we can always expand our space whenever we need. We already have the right infrastructure (computers, testing devices, internet leased lines, security walls, cloud repositories) already in place and paid for and you need not to pay anything additional for such things.

Higher Control, Less Liability

You can work directly with the team, prioritize the tasks the way that you please, use your own methodologies and communication process and even working hours while we take care of the liabilities. Your liability is only the bill you pay to us.

Cost Benefit & Transparent Pricing

You get a huge cost benefit when you avail our staff augmentation services for both short and longer term engagements. You pay no cost for hiring, management, admin but only for the actual work. Also, Indian developers (even the top most ones) are still cost effective and quality oriented compared to any other software outsourcing destination in the world.

Also, we transparently reveal the cost of the resource to us and simply put our markup on top of that so you always know what you’re paying for and getting the best deal. We’ve spent 14 years hiring, negotiating and working with different experience level engineers and unlike large IT companies we offer the same quality of resources at a lesser price.

With Agicent, you can get the best of our India’s solid IT Talent Pool and at a very reasonable cost.

Dedicated Teams and Higher Productivity

The team created for you will only work for you and no one else. Their dedicated work hours are noted in real time using tools like Time doctor and your project manager will have their productivity metrics and KPI handy every time.

Source:- https://www.agicent.com/staff-augmentation


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