How to Source Data Talent with Staff Augmentation
by Hannah Barrett, on March 2, 2023
What is the Meaning of Staff Augmentation?
Staff augmentation is the option to temporarily recruit experts from a company on a contract basis to fill certain gaps for a specific project or initiative. This becomes particularly useful when your project requires specialized talent such as coding or programming.
A company that offers staff augmentation as a service will discuss your project with you to match the right personnel to the task at hand.
This page of ours outlines what a staff augmentation offering looks like in practice. You'll typically start by looking at job titles and then later on review resumes to get to know those people before bringing them onto your team.
Some companies will provide offshore resources. While this can help reduce costs, it does bring additional logistical and communication challenges so we'll let you decide what you prefer.
When is Staff Augmentation the Best Option?
The process of finding and hiring talent can be lengthy and expensive. And sometimes, a full-time hire is more than you need. This is why the option for on-demand help with your data needs and projects is so valuable.
There are plenty of options for staff augmentation out there, but many aren't so flexible when it comes to the length of engagement. What sets Arkatechture apart is the ability to opt for fractional staff augmentation for a certain number of hours to meet your specific needs, working along your timeline.
Staff Augmentation Vs. Consulting Services
What's the difference between staff augmentation and consulting services? Put simply, while a staff augmentation hire might fill a gap in expertise of an in-house team within an ongoing project, a consultant may more likely lead on a specific project from start to finish.
- Project / deliverable based
- Usually more specific objectives
- More involved in leading the front end of a project & usually seen through to completion
- More flexible
- You manage the resource/project
- The staff augmentation hire is more embedded within your team
When should you choose Staff Augmentation?
If you have a specific project that needs to be done now, and you have some gaps within your current team that need to be filled, there may not be enough time to interview and hire a full-time employee (and you may not even need a full-time employee past a certain timeline)...
That's your queue to explore companies that offer staff augmentation.
What are the benefits of Staff Augmentation?
Staff augmentation is a highly valuable option, especially depending on the size of your organization, and the urgency and timeline of the projects which need the proper expertise to complete. Here is a summary of the main benefits:
- Fresh new ideas & expertise
- Quick results
Data Analytics Staff Augmentation Resources:
If you're exploring staff augmentation with Arkatechture, we'll send over resumes & pricing terms without delay so you can start planning out your organization's project and timeline with extra resources. The bottom line, we get to value fast.
We'll put results in front of the business to react to. Often, this means getting access to your data and building a quick dashboard. Our talented and experienced professionals will bring fresh ideas and focused skills to your team.
Embed highly skilled professionals into your team on an as-needed basis, to achieve results.
- Project Managers
- Data Engineers
- Data Analysts
- Software Engineers
- Business Analysts
- Data Visualization Analysts
- Solution Architects
- Chief Data Officer
Check out our full staff augmentation brochure below to learn more.