Staff augmentation is an outsourcing strategy that is used to staff a project and respond to the business objectives. The technique consists of evaluating the existing staff and then determining which additional skills are required.
Staff augmentation is defined as a strategy for filling the so-called ‘skills gap’ that allows companies to engage top-level professionals for individual projects without having to incur the same costs of hiring new full-time employees.
IT staff augmentation vendors help you add skilled technical resources to your in-house development team on a short- or long-term basis. These resources are employed directly by the vendor, thus eliminating the cost and liability of making new full-time hires. That being said, remote developers hired through a staff augmentation firm are managed by the client they work with, and are typically dedicated to one project at a time.