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Enhancing Your Team with Cost-Effective Supplemental Development

Hiring full-time, in-house developers is a great way to drive long-term growth. However, recruiting takes a lot of time, resources, and money. To put it in perspective, finding and hiring a new in-house developer requires months of searching, interviewing, negotiating and training — on top of paying them a salary and providing an enticing benefits package.

Multiple studies have estimated the total average cost of hiring one new employee to be between $4,000 and $20,000, depending on the industry. This creeps even higher for full-time software engineers, as most companies use an external recruiting firm to find talent. In turn, those firms typically charge a fee equal to about 25% of the prospect’s yearly salary. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for software developers is $109,020. So, before considering all other associated costs, employers are already looking as much as $27,000 just to find someone.

This traditional take on finding talent doesn’t always make sense. In the short term, you end up spending more on onboarding and training than it’s worth. And, if business starts to slow down or a big project wraps up, you may have to let developers go — despite all of the time and money you spent on recruiting.

The solution? Supplemental development.

What Is Supplemental Dev and Why Is It Beneficial?

With supplemental dev, you don’t have to worry about scouting, hiring, training and supervising a full-time employee — or about providing enough work to keep them busy. Instead, you can outsource the development of a particular project, either in full or partially, to a highly experienced team of coding professionals.

The catch? There isn’t one, really. Supplemental development is:

  • Cost-effective: While there’s typically more of an upfront cost with supplement development, it pales in comparison to the expenditure of traditional hiring in the long term. Plus, you get knowledgeable devs straight away who already know the most effective ways to go about your project — no training necessary.
  • Flexible: Hiring and then firing or laying off employees when business starts to slow down isn’t a sustainable practice from a business perspective — and certainly not from an employee’s perspective, either. Supplemental dev allows you to choose when, who and for how long you need support. Looking to fully integrate external developers into your team? That’s possible with supplemental dev.
  • Experienced: Attracting, acquiring and retaining top talent comes with a hefty price tag. With supplemental dev, you get immediate access to expert developers that are fluent in the most popular and in-demand coding languages today, including Python, C#, .Net, HTML, Javascript and more.

Supplemental support with Onsharp means you get access to tenured web dev experts right out of the gate — and for as little or long as you need. Providing ongoing support is our specialty, so whether you need developers for 6 months or many years, rest assured that our expert coders are there to help.

Concerned about onboarding? You shouldn’t be!

Onboarding Made Easy

Supplemental development is already easy. Once you have decided this is the best option for your project and contacted Onsharp to get the ball rolling, you can leave the rest to us.

Our onboarding process is designed with efficiency and effectiveness in mind. Here’s how it unfolds:

  • Consultation: We’ll understand the full scope of your needs and business requirements.
  • Dev selection: Based on those needs, we’ll match you with an experienced developer(s) who’s best suited for the job.
  • Onboarding: Our devs will seamlessly integrate with your in-house team. It’ll be like they were there all along.
  • Execution: We’ll get started on your projects.
  • Support: Even after things are said and done, we’ll provide additional support as you see fit.

Brining On Supplemental Dev Help

At Onsharp, we have a US-based, in-house development team ready to help you grow. Each of our developers possesses a diverse skill set and proficiency in today’s most in-demand programming languages, including Python, C#, .Net, HTML, Javascript and more.

For many companies that may be in the midst of a large project, are looking for immediate access to expert developers or are interested in building a long-term and flexible partnership, supplemental development offers all of that and more — and without the laundry list of costs associated with traditional hiring.

If supplemental development sounds like the right option for you, we’d love to chat. Get in touch with us, and tell us about your ongoing or upcoming projects. 

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