There is an increasing drive to reduce costs and improve operational efficiencies through technological innovation. In keeping with the new challenge and growth initiatives, every company seeks Staff Augmentation at one stage or the other and it is a standard process to move to the next level of growth. It allows a company to add staff to their teams based on the additional skills required to support their initiatives Staff augmentation is not just addition of human resources but a carefully charted process to keep adding the resources that are needed most at that time or phase. Some of the elements that decide the Staff augmentation process are future growth forecasts, new challenges, existing manpower gaps, skill up-gradations, promotions, technology migration etc.
While doing this the organization is able to service the challenges and needs as and when they come. Through Staff Augmentation organizations can control the flow of resources, manage them and direct them as needed. It is also a quick way of addressing immediate manpower gaps and is easily absorbed in any organizational culture without much internal resistance. However, if Staff Augmentation is not carried out judiciously, it can lead to cost escalation vis-a-vis growth achieved thus reducing the economy of scale, demographic constrictions, longer acclimatization periods for newer employees, at time leading to higher attrition and replacement costs.
Staff Augmentation can increase the revenue of the organizations if it resonates with sound growth projections, integration with existing processes, infusion of newer and highly specialized skills to the existing manpower,optimized means of hiring process to match the organizational core competencies, precise training of the newer or existing employees if need be, balanced way of induction of newer technologies that too in phases if possible to minimum resistance, restructuring existing jobs in keeping with the Organizational’s desired goals and directions.