Many businesses have failed due to the challenging process of scaling their team. You can’t sporadically hire candidates and expect immediate positive outcomes to happen. It is your responsibility as a leader to prepare your team for growth. Additionally, you need to foster an atmosphere in which effective work and communication are given.  

Hiring staff without the experience and expertise your team need will set your team up for failure and you won’t be able to deliver on promised projects. Consider outsourcing experts to meet your immediate staffing needs. There are several ways to use external employees. This takes care of the immediate problem while also defending your culture. 

Staff Augmentation 

Staff augmentation is a form of outsourcing. In essence, you are expanding or contracting your organisation by hiring more staff on a semi-permanent basis. The use of staff augmentation by businesses to increase their operational capacity is very frequent. 

A solution for temporary hiring is staff augmentation. It enables companies to hire subject-matter experts as contractors to handle unforeseen project demands. This allows organisations the freedom to adjust the size of their workforce as needed without having to negotiate contracts and increased financial responsibility. 

Managed Service 

Managed service is built on hiring a company as a whole. Much like staff augmentation in the way you outsource. i.e., they fully handle and take control of your project. However, unlike staff augmentation, which involves hiring a professional, managed service is hiring another organisation.  

Managed services are typically used for much larger-scale projects when hiring someone wouldn’t usually be enough. When the team on the project lacks the expertise needed to manage the project, managed service is used. Additionally, it’s possible that your internal team and company as a whole lack the resources necessary to play a significant role in finishing the project themselves. 

Consultants 

A specialist who provides educated insight into their field of expertise is referred to as a consultant. As a result, they are typically hired for a particular task or project in order to share their knowledge or provide direction. Despite the fact that they are also hired by the organisation, consultants are not internal employees. Their work schedule is dependent on the arrangement the individual consultant has with that company.  

A consultant is hired on an hourly basis or for a set amount of time, depending on the circumstances and the project’s demand. 

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As part of the Reed Global Group, we’re uniquely positioned with both the security of a £1 billion family-owned parent organisation, whilst operating as an independent and lean SME able to quickly adapt to our client’s needs and unique challenges. 

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