4 IT Staffing Models

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IT staffing Explained: Simple way to get the most talented people working on your software project

Over the past decade, there been a gigantic growth in the pool of software developers and IT engineers. This does not necessarily mean that there’s no shortage of skilled IT manpower. In fact, an article published by economic times says that 94% of engineering graduates are not fit for hiring.

A situation like this is purely a product of irrelevant education and lack of training given to the engineers. Un-employability of a large pool of candidates can become a humongous problem for a non-IT organisation building a software product.

This is where IT staffing services act as an elixir for the quick needs of professional IT engineers who are highly skilled, rightly trained and equipped with apt experience.

What are IT staffing services?

IT staffing services merely translates to an IT company providing business solutions for augmenting or building a team of skilled IT professionals to work on a software development project. In most cases, these teams are built remotely and work from the service provider’s office. For projects that have certain restrictions, IT staffing service providers also build a setting where the team is controlled by the service provider but works from the client’s premises.

At its core, IT staffing is matching the right set of developers for your project. Now the setting might change depending on a lot of factors like project size, needs, duration, repetition, and more.

  1. Key IT staffing models

    As mentioned above, depending on project needs the setting of the IT staffing services can be changed. Bringing it to light, below are some common models for rendering IT staffing services from an IT staffing service provider:

  2. 1. Short-term model:

    In this model, a small team of developers with a very niche skill set are hired to solve a specific problem. This might include a small upgrade, bug fix, or an addition of a small feature.

  3. 2. Long-term model:

    As the name suggests, the long-term model is rendered for the project that is longer in duration and approaches a holistic problem. For example, digitising a complete organisation with the help of custom software. In the long-term model, there’s a bigger team that can change its composition over time depending on project needs.

  4. 3. Succession planning model:

    Many times, organisations are not clear about the end goals. In such scenarios the project scope cannot be defined at the very start. In such cases, organisation opt for succession planning models that have an arrangement where the client and service provider coordinates and cooperates very closely and navigate further plan step by step.

  5. 4. Strategic model:

    In some complex scenarios, there is a need where some part of the project needs model A but others needs model B. In those cases, a strategic model is opted where it is a combination of either of the above mentioned three models.

    Once you are clear about which model works best for you, it is time to start searching for a perfect IT staffing solutions provider. Do check out the IT staffing solutions MSBC offer to understand deeper how we can help your business with its IT needs. If you feel we are a good fit, do not hesitate to contact us.


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