First of all, let’s define the ‘Dedicated Team’ meaning. It all boils down to a well known term: Outstaffing. And Outstaffing is a staff Augmentation process where businesses hire software professionals from IT outsourcing companies to boost their existing teams. In this arrangement, the outsourced developers continue to work at their workplaces but are fully managed by the client company.
The main purpose of staff augmentation is to quickly find a team that can compensate for the lack of skills and knowledge. Technically, staff augmentation feels like helping your team without hiring new employees. By augmenting your team, you do not have to take on the HR and administrative employment issues. Instead, the outsourcing partner (LightClix) that provides the augmented team takes care of all these issues.
Pros And Cons Of Outstaffing
Companies use the outstaffing model because it is rewarding in several ways.
- First, outstaffing allows them visibility over the entire project because outstaffed developers work similarly to in-house employees.
- Next, companies reduce hiring costs by tapping into markets with affordable and talented IT experts from Eastern European outstaffing companies.
- Outstaffing eliminates HR and administrative tasks because the IT outsourcing vendor handles them.
Outstaffing has its fair share of drawbacks, which includes.
- You’re solely responsible for the success or failure of the outstaffed developers.
- There might be communication gaps between the outstaffed and in-house teams because they are in separate locations and possibly a different time zone.
Best Suited For
Outstaffing is ideal for startups and companies that seek developers with specific skills to work with their existing teams.
How LightClix differs
— 01. Boost your development capacity with quality talent
Quickly hire senior developers with advanced degrees and solid experience in your domain. Our dedicated development team for hire doesn’t just receive tasks and write code; they think in terms of value, solutions, and solving real problems.
— 02. Get access to a large tech talent pool
Ukraine is one of the largest tech talent pools in the world with 200k+ engineers and ranks 5th among top IT service exporters, according to PwC. According to Gartner, it is also in the top 10 emerging market locations for offshore services
— 03. Reduce time spent on recruitment
The average time-to-hire for a software developer is 1.5 months. We can provide you with our staff, who will be ready to start work within one week. We also take care of recruitment and handpick developers according to your requirements.
— 04. Reduce expenses
Outsourcing to us saves you from paying for offices, workspaces, equipment, coffee, etc. Also, the hourly rates of developers in Ukraine are significantly lower than those in the US and Europe.
— 05. Be flexible with a team size
You can scale up and down your team size with a notice period of 1 month without worrying about the hiring process. Moreover, you can request part-time employees to do a specific task in technology outside your tech stack.
— 06. Get dedicated full-time engineers
The engineers provided to you work full-time solely on your projects. They are dedicated to your product and are interested in success. They become a true part of your team.
— 04. 9/10 client satisfaction score
Our clients highlight our ability to build great personal relationships with them, except for the excellent code quality
— 05. 92% are senior and middle engineers
We invest in attracting the best talent from the market. We hire only strong middle and senior engineers and no juniors.
— 06. 12% employee turnover rate
We are interested in long-term relationships. Our employees stay with our clients and us for years
The dedicated development team model is best suited for
Companies that need to extend expertise
Get specialists of any knowledge and seniority in a short period of time
Businesses with tight deadlines
Fit in tight schedule by swiftly boosting your capacity with remote experts
Startups that need to scale fast
Spend no time on local hires by leveraging an offshore managed team of any size.
Those who need managed offshore IT specialists
Be in charge of the development process, while avoiding administration.
Pros of the Dedicated Development Team Model
A cost-efficient alternative
Numbers vary, but the average in-house rate is $70/hour while the average outsourced dedicated development team rate is $35/hour. You may find an outsourcing vendor that isn’t that much cheaper to work with, but they are sure to offer the efficiency you could never reach with your in-house team.
Transparent management and communication
Once again, the outsource dedicated software development team is like an in-house team that works in a separate office. You’re managing them directly, and which includes a lot of daily communication. Plus, you always know what your team is doing and where they are on the progress scale at the moment
When you hire a dedicated development team, you’ll get the skills or talents that would have been hard to find otherwise. The vendor usually has a pool of professionals you can handpick candidates that fit your company principles best.
A committed team that adopts your culture
It’s important for a new employee to understand your mission and help push the company toward the joint goal. You’d like to expect the same from your outsourcing partner, and a dedicated development team is most likely to adopt your culture and cheer for your company.
Dedicated software development team set-up process
01. Gathering requirements
We start by hearing out your needs, which include a project description, job descriptions, team size, and desired workflow to assemble the right specialists for your project.
02. Assembling the team
If we have unoccupied specialists in-house, you can start work immediately. If we don’t have the desired talent, we do additional hires that can take around 1 month. Or if you need experts fast, we have access to a talent pool of our partners that allows us to provide any remote dedicated development team in Ukraine in under a week.
03. Talent selection
Our HR team assesses candidates to learn their background, tech skills, English level, and soft skills and then selects a best-fit candidate for a final interview with you.
04. Integrating the team
Based on years of practice, we smoothly and painlessly integrate our team into your ongoing project. You can choose the preferred management approach and tools. It is recommended that you meet with a team in-person by getting them to your office or by taking a trip to us.
05. The result
Hiring a dedicated software development team in Ukraine provides you with needed specialists under your complete control, just as with your in-house team. The only difference is the team works remotely and we handle all the administration.