Staff Augmentation vs Outsourcing vs Hybrid Approach: A Detailed Comparison

  • Staff augmentation
  • IT outsourcing services
  • Hybrid approach

Staff Augmentation

  • Companies may need specialized skills such as brand and logo design technology or facilities.
  • Sudden spikes in customer demand, increased production, seasonal businesses, etc, lead to a higher demand for staffing.
  • As a bridge to hire capacity while they hire a permanent team for long- term needs.
  • A change in strategy in terms of core skills or projects with faster time to market leads to staff augmentation.
  • People, hired from staff augmentation services, can be easily blended into internal teams.
  • A good way to hire future long-term employees based on performance.
  • Staff can be hired based on per-project; saves cost and time
  • Companies can increase decrease staff based on their needs
  • Not recommended for projects that need a contextual or deep institutional knowledge
  • Augmentation is always third-party dependent
  • In case of long-term on ongoing projects, it may be not suitable

IT Outsourcing Services

  • When they want their in-house employees for other productive tasks
  • Sometimes, IT support outsourcing is needed to accelerate time-consuming business processes
  • When they want access to skills that are not available as per the need locally
  • When they want to give away the responsibility and related risks to a third-party vendor by delegating a part of non-focus functionality
  • Overall cost reduction and better ROI
  • An outsourced IT company saves time invested in recruiting and training in-house team member
  • Access to a global pool of talent
  • IT outsource services make way for onboarding new domains and clients.
  • An overseas IT outsourcing company may have significant time differences that may affect progress.
  • Language and cultural barriers
  • Different work habits

Hybrid Approach

  • Access to a pool of global talent that can be increased or decreased depending on niche projects
  • Full predictability of recurring costs
  • Unlike offshore outsourcing, no need to extend office space
  • You get the best of both worlds in no extra cost
  • May require an additional position of a project manager to manage all the teams
  • Costing may turn out to be fluctuating that may affect staffing budgets




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