With the push to reduce costs, small businesses are hesitating to hire full time IT staff, who require health insurance, benefits, severance pay and other costs. Instead, using IT staffing agencies to fill in technical staff is an option that a growing number of small businesses are choosing.
For smaller firms, this allows them to develop and provide the services that their in-house team is either unable to do, or when they require supplemental, experienced IT professionals to help them through mission-critical times, or during system upgrades.
Larger firms often choose to source through a consulting firm to provide additional staff for specialized projects, or when they have difficulty recruiting full-time staff with the skills they require (such as agile project management skills). Often, the in-house IT staff focuses on core processes, while the consulting staff provides specialized services, whether as individuals or in a team framework.