Staff augmentation is a straightforward process of hiring temporary workers or contractors to fill short-term positions within your company. For example, suppose you have a special project that requires another three hands on deck, but the project will only last for six months. You could take on permanent employees but there will be no work for them to do when the project is over.
The main benefit to staff augmentation is that the contractors you hire can jump straight in and get to work without needing to be walked through your process. You can ramp up and down to meet fluctuating staffing demands without shouldering the cost associated with hiring permanent, full-time employees.
Staff augmentation can be helpful for any business that needs human resources to deal with a special project or business spike. Here are some common scenarios: