When companies hire technical staffing vendors to augment their full-time personnel, one of the simplest and most convenient options to implement is onsite, which means the staffing firm will send skilled technical professionals to work in the client’s office for a set period of time. The employment mode will be either Full Time (we find a resource to work as full-time employee with our client) or Contract or Contract to Hire.
If a business needs a certain skillset or has to scale up the engineering team to make a project deadline, but there isn’t enough local talent around to meet the demand, we might suggest an onshore staffing approach, which means working with qualified candidates located in a different town or city, but still based somewhere in the United States.
Nearshore outsourcing is one step removed, geographically speaking, from the onshore model. Ideally, when implementing a nearshore approach, the software engineers hired through your staffing agency are located in our nearby country locations – with no more than a three-hour difference, at most, between the contractor and the rest of the team. In the case of the United States, this would mean working with staff in Canada or Mexico.
For a variety of reasons, a company might choose to augment its staff via an Offshore outsourcing engagement model. What this means, essentially, is hiring provisional workers overseas, many time zones removed from your central headquarters. For example, an American software firm in California, working with programmers in India.