The most effective and comfortable way of doing business in IT today is to use outsourcing or outstaffing models. Outsourcing means that some functions of the internal departments of your company are transferred to an outsourcing service provider (e.g., cleaning, security, software development, etc.). In this case, these functions will be performed by an organization that specializes in these types of activities. Outstaffing, on the other hand, is a universal management instrument that helps to regulate the number of workers without changing the official staff number, and thus helps to develop a business while minimizing risks and expenses.
Outstaffing and outsourcing are very similar to each other, but there are some main differences:
- With an outsourcing model, certain functions of the company are taken out.
- With outstaffing, a certain number of employees work without defining their specific functions.
- In outsourcing, the main subject of the contract between the companies is a service, related to the fulfillment of specific tasks.
- In outstaffing, the subject of the contract is the service of providing manpower.
The particular interest in IT outstaffing swept the world in 2008, which was related to the beginning of the acute phase of the global financial crisis. For the survival of companies, it was necessary to minimize their costs. The majority of IT companies started massively withdrawing employees from their departments and sending them to the company providers. In this scenario, the legal responsibility for employees lies on the company provider side, and the employees themselves continued to perform the same functions remotely; in this case, the company’s costs were reduced and the quality of their work was consistently high.
Thus, if you need highly skilled workers of a certain specialization, but you don’t want to deal with the employment, taxation, and reporting questions — then outstaffing is exactly what you need. Employees are selected especially for you and your company, fully complying with your specifics and requests. A well-organized, motivated team, ready to perform all necessary tasks, is formed. You can be absolutely sure that any part of the work will be done in the way you prefer, because it is your own team and you manage it by yourself.
When we were starting to provide our outstaffing service, we considered the next points: Historically, our company has a high level of programming and only highly qualified specialists; we value our employees and create comfortable working conditions for them, and this helps us to avoid employee turnover. That’s why providing outstaffing services fits so well with the longstanding culture of our company.
Using our expertise to build effective teams and an established system of hiring employees (the ability to competently conduct interviews and select the best), our experience in project management characterizes us as a company with a professional image as a stable employer company. This allows us to position ourselves as a company that guarantees a high quality of services, and related work quickly, with great attention to the needs of the customer.