How IT Staffing Agencies Enhance Scalability For Businesses

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With the advent of technology and the shifting of businesses towards digitalization, there is an increasing demand for IT services. And not just that, the demands are constantly changing. Every new day you hear different sets of requirements from clients that require different sorts of skill sets for which you do not have a resource.

To make a healthy relationship with the clients, it is necessary to have the right resource available that can fulfill the needs and that is why IT staffing agencies are so crucial in business growth.

When IT staffing is required?

Before jumping into the advantages of staffing, let’s just quickly see when you need to opt for this idea. There is a specific time and moment where you have to go with this. Following are some crucial circumstances where you must go for an additional resource. 

When IT staffing is required

1. Shortage of talent

An IT company will always have a shortage of talent. You might have database engineers, DevOps engineers, programmers, network administrators, content writers, graphics designers, etc.

But what if a client walks into your office and tells you “I would like to have a mobile app. Plus, I also want it to be checked by a quality assurance engineer.” and you do not have one because you never needed one? Would you go for hiring one?

No. Because the answer is IT staffing, not hiring. Why not hire a professional quality assurance resource for that project and get the work done?

2. When the budget is tight

In the example above, if you go for hiring a new resource permanently, even though you would not need his services in the future, you will be at a loss. You would have to pay his monthly salary. On the other hand, you would obviously have to pay for many other things. 

These could be arranging a computer or laptop for him permanently, arranging some space in the room, etc. With staffing, you can get your desired expertise with minimal expenditure and have your clients satisfied.

When the budget is tight

Benefits of IT staffing

1. Save money

Paying a resource only for the contract for which he has been hired will save you money. With hiring a permanent resource, you will have to pay the salary even if there is no need for his services for a long time. 

2. Improved deliverables

Would you prefer a company that can deliver all your requirements over a company that can easily fulfill your needs? Of course not. That is where IT staffing will give you an edge over many other competitors. 

3. Remote resources

This is a lucrative feature of staffing. You do not have to call them for an office-based job where you have to arrange a laptop, electricity, chair, table, etc. for them. Why not hire them for remote work because they are there for just a contract? From a resource perspective, many of them will prefer this option too. 

Remote resources

Tips for successful IT staffing

A wise HR manager or management is one who smartly places each resource in the right place. It is like a game of chess. You place your pieces a the right spot, and you win.

1. Find out what you need

Before you put an ad for staffing and start the hiring process, make a clear list of the skill set you need. Write every nitty gritty on a piece of paper and then judge how severe the need to hire a resource is. Sometimes, the employees create a huge hype for little things that can be sorted smartly without staffing resources. 

2. Align the work with the interest of the employees

It is very common in companies to assign or depute resources without asking what their real interest and talents are. It is a universal truth that if someone is interested in doing task A, but you give him task B, he will not be able to provide quality. This is because he would not take an interest and would not enjoy the task. 

Before going for staffing, ask about the expertise and interests of your current staff and see if they are doing what they enjoy or not. You would believe that by practicing such an exercise, you will see a boost in the overall performance and behavior of the staff and that is a big achievement being a HR or a member of management. 

3. Let current staff learn from new staff

Sometimes, there are ordinary requirements of clients and for that, going for staffing is not a cost-effective idea. For instance, a client comes into your office and asks for the installation of a camera in his building.

You can hire temporary resources and let someone from your permanent staff work with them to learn because there is nothing other than powering up the camera, setting up the WiFi, and adding them to their mobile application.

4. Make a relationship for long-term contracts

Suppose you have hired someone for a one-time contract for, let’s say, 6 months. If his expertise is something that you can use every now and then to grow your business and revenues, then it is a good idea to go for long-term relationships.

Physiologically, this technique is more helpful. You may ask why. The answer is that when you negotiate for a long-term relationship, the to-be-hired resource would want to mess up because he will lose the upcoming projects. 

He would want to keep a healthy relationship and he will do his best to maintain that. This is also beneficial for your company and will turn prospects into loyal clients. These little tricks can increase your clientage by huge numbers. 

Now you know the importance of staffing. But you also know that you do not have to always go for staffing. There are times when you can manage the work even better with the same staff. With the tips provided above, you can optimize the revenues and maintain an air of professionalism where each resource will be enjoying his duty.

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Peter Keszegh

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