IT Placement - Know When to Hire Employee, Contractor or Consultant

When it comes to IT placement, combining short and long-term resources can help you and your company in reaching your goals.
IT Staffing Logo
IT Staffing Logo
Spread the Word
Listed Under

It Placement
It Staffing Agency
It Staffing Services
It Employment Services

Human resources

Dallas - Texas - US


Nov. 30, 2012 - PRLog -- IT staffing has always faced a broad range of challenges. There are too many things on the “to do” list and not enough money to make it all happen. How can you keep within budget and still reach your production goals?

Luckily, we now live in a time when there exist a variety of ways to address your resourcing needs. Such solutions can include a variety of employees, consultants and contractors. The following example will define in what situation and combinations your firm might utilize them.

Scenario: You have a capital project approved that must be completed by year end. The IT management has decided to transition to the Agile development methodology which has not been used before in your environment.

Challenge: how do you staff the project with minimal impact to the long term budget?

Position: Agile Coach
Resource Type: Consultant
A consultant can be utilized across multiple projects to train the development teams in Agile. Benefits of this resourcing solution are that the training received by your staff will most likely be current and relevant and that once the project is complete, the consultant is done as well, with no further cost to you. The drawback to this resource type is often a higher short-term cost for the consultant.

Position: Team Leads
Resource Type: Mix of employees and contractors
Utilize strong employees who are accepting of change and integrate them in a team environment with contractors that are experienced in Agile. This plan not only provides a secondary way to train your employees in Agile, but also provides productive resources that will not have to carry over to the next year.

Position: Team Members
Resource Type: Mix of employees and contractors
The percentage of contractors to employees will be based on your corporate environment. What are the skills required temporarily for this project and what are the long-term skills needed to support your business? For instance, your capital project might need extra database skills for the term of the project but already have enough employees already for ongoing support. Some testing resources will need to be from your employee pool to transfer environment knowledge to other testers so quality will remain high. Adjust the percentage of employee to contractor as you review your long-term goals.

When it comes to IT placement, combining short and long-term resources can help you and your company in reaching your goals. Work with a firm that specializes in IT Staffing Services that can help develop and implement a resourcing plan that will provide the right mix of resourcing types for your company.

About The InSource Group
The InSource Group is a software-product development, technical consulting and IT staffing and recruitment company that provides a complete spectrum of flexible solutions for IT staffing needs, including contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire options. More information on Dallas IT recruitment and Dallas IT jobs can be found at  

Our IT recruitment process ensures that we deliver candidates able to make an immediate, positive impact on your business. Precise execution of a proven process results in above average fulfillment rations and client satisfaction of 97 percent. For clients who allow the InSource Group to become an integral partner in managing IT resources, fulfillment rations and client satisfaction numbers are even higher.

For more information on our IT staffing services, please visit
Source:The InSource Group
Email:*** Email Verified
Tags:It Placement, It Staffing Agency, It Staffing Services, It Employment Services
Industry:Business, Human resources
Location:Dallas - Texas - United States
Account Email Address Verified     Account Phone Number Verified     Disclaimer     Report Abuse
Green Peas PRs
Trending News
Top Daily News
Top Weekly News

Like PRLog?
Click to Share