Regardless of size, all businesses can benefit from IT staffing to help grow their company. Whether it’s bringing on a senior developer to ramp up capabilities for your next bridge round or building a new nearshore office to support your HQ 1 teams, IT staffing services are a critical part of scaling for many companies.
However, depending on the size of the company, the product or service they provide, and their current technical needs the way they deploy these services can vary greatly. While startups and small businesses mostly shoot for tech ramp up, looking for labor cost efficiencies or tech roadmap completion, medium and large enterprises focus on long-term growth and efficiencies of scale.
Small businesses and startups are at times reluctant to tap into IT staffing given their limited capital resources and the bad reputation outsourcing and staffing has had over the years. However, those who decide to employ these tactics with trusted partners find that they are able to complement their existing tech team or build a tech team.
This applies to all types of businesses that exist in the small business and startup realm – from tech startups, hardware startups, to marketing agencies and small service companies.
These companies often have one or more of these goals:
Specific tactics small businesses and startups employ come in the form of hiring for specific skill sets, hiring on-demand for tech roadmap peaks, or building 1-5 person teams of the complete development cycle.
The most popular roles startups, small businesses and marketing agencies hire for are:
Again, too many small businesses see hiring an IT staffing service as out of their league and unnecessary for their goals. But that simply is just not the case.
If you don’t use a staffing firm, the limited staff and resources of a small company will need to be spent on sifting through resumes, vetting and interviewing potential candidates, navigating the cultural and linguistic challenges of near sourcing. In the end, small companies will often pay more in time and get a less qualified candidate to fill the role.
For medium and large businesses, there’s a high probability that they have someone on staff or even a team dedicated to recruiting, hiring, and onboarding new developers. However, some companies decide to complement their existing efforts with specialized firms that allow them to hire faster, to find specialized talent, and reduce their recruiting costs. On the other hand, companies who’re looking to build outsourced nearshore teams, tapping into an existing specialized IT staffing agency in the region simplifies the whole process drastically.
Medium-sized companies have similar needs. IT staffing not only helps them find the right people to expand their team but can also help in managing the intricacies of operating that team as the company scales.
For large companies, IT staffing can help establish a long-term tech team to help support ongoing growth needs. This can be in areas like customer service, support with front-end or back-end development, or even just overflow work as the company grows.
For companies that want to establish a nearshore office in a relatively fast timeline, the Build, Operate, Transfer model provides a particular advantage when partnering with a staffing agency.
The Build Operate Transfer model (or BOT) is a unique service to help medium to large businesses scale through dedicated teams abroad without the need for relocating staff to build out the infrastructure necessary for success.
It starts with building. The IT staffing firm helps build a team through their network to put the right people in the right spots for the long-term growth of the company.
Once done, the IT Staffing firm effectively operates the HR and management of the remote team as it gets started. That means the company expanding into a location outside of the U.S. can learn the ins and outs of operating a foreign team while the team is already working and growing.
As the company gets to a point where they feel comfortable bringing the team into their own HR structures and practices, the IT staffing firm transfers responsibility back to the company.
At its core, BOT is about minimizing the risk of developing a foreign team and maximizing long-term effectiveness.
A common misconception medium to large companies have is that IT staffing firms are only helpful when trying to find specialized talent in a foreign market. Although that is definitely a benefit, there is a lot more an IT staffing agency can do for larger companies wanting to utilize the low cost of foreign developers to scale and augment their capabilities.
CodersLink empowers scaling companies to build, grow and manage remote tech teams in Latin America. Through remote staffing and direct placements, we ensure the best companies find the best talent to continue growing their technology teams, fill skill gaps and respond to scaling needs.
To understand how CodersLink can help your company grow through low cost, high skilled LATAM talent, connect with one of our staffing associates.