IT Staff Augmentation

PSM Partners provides IT staff augmentation to help business and organizations in the Chicago, IL area find IT talent that can round out their current staff. Many businesses may have an in-house IT professional or staff but may need the help of outside professionals to manage certain projects. At PSM, we will understand your IT needs and help find candidates that have the specific skill set needed for your project.

Businesses and organizations of all types are dependent on their IT infrastructure to manage many of their most important operations.  This has led to an ever-increasing demand for IT talent to help manage and improve IT strategies for businesses and institutions.  One of the biggest challenges facing businesses is hiring suitable IT candidates that have the skills to carry out their IT strategies and goals. 

There is a skills gap and talent shortage within the IT industry that has been growing for years and it is only expected to get worse.  This has made it difficult for businesses and organizations to hire in-house IT professionals. Fortunately, hiring an in-house IT staff is not the only option for businesses that need additional help.  Businesses and organizations can get the IT talent they need by working with a professional like PSM for IT staff augmentation services.

What is IT Staff Augmentation

IT staff augmentation is when a business or organization hires outside IT talent to complement their current IT staff.  Businesses usually do this when they need a professional with a specific skill set to help with a particular project without hiring another full-time staff member. This is ideal for short-term projects, temporary strategies, and implementing new strategies that can then be taken over by the current IT staff.

The following are some of the main reasons to consider IT staff augmentation:

  • Boost an existing project: Adding outside IT talent to your current staff can provide extra support to finish an existing project within your timeline.
  • Vendor transition: Augmenting your IT staff can help your business make a smoother transition to a new technology provider.
  • Short-term staff augmentation: IT staff augmentation services can help you find IT talent quickly for short-term projects.
  • Long-term staff augmentation: You can also find the right IT talent through IT staff augmentation services that can help your staff with long-term projects.

IT Staff Augmentation Services

A common problem among businesses and institutions is that they may not have the time and resources to properly vet and hire IT talent.  This is especially true for smaller businesses that must devote their time and resources to their daily operations.  Our professionals at PSM work with businesses and institutions to augment their IT staff with professionals that have the specific skill set for their application. 

We can handle the recruitment and vetting of IT candidates that suit your requirements and hire them quickly so they can get started on your project.  We have access to extensive networks of IT talent which helps us find candidates with specialized skills that best suit your particular needs. 

Our IT staff augmentation process consists of the following steps:

  • We will first take the time to understand your project as well as your requirements for IT talent. Details such as the nature of your project, the technology involved, your current IT infrastructure, and the size and skills of your current staff will help us better identify quality candidates.
  • We recruit and interview IT candidates that best suit your requirements and provide you with a short list of vetted candidates.
  • Your business makes the final decision on who to hire. You can then brief the candidate on the details of your project and get them started right away.
  • We will follow up with you to ensure that the IT talent augmenting your staff is working out for your purposes.

Why Work with PSM Partners for IT Staff Augmentation?

Businesses and organizations that do not have the time and resources to properly vet and hire IT talent can benefit from working with PSM for IT staff augmentation services.  Even businesses that do have the time to recruit IT talent may not have the expertise to properly evaluate candidates.  Our professionals can find highly skilled IT professionals quickly and efficiently that can bolster your IT staff.

The following are the main benefits of our IT staff augmentation services:

  • On-demand IT talent: We can find IT talent with the skillset you need when you need it.
  • Fast process: We have access to extensive networks of IT talent which helps us find and vet candidates quickly.
  • Lower cost: Our IT augmentation services will save you the time and resources it takes to find IT talent and your business will not have to endure the costs of hiring a full-time employee.
  • Flexibility: These services give your business the flexibility to augment your IT staff with additional talent and take on more projects.
  • Faster time to market: Our fast vetting process gives your business the talent you need quickly to start and complete your project.
  • Reduced scope of risks: Hiring external professionals reduces the risks associated with bringing in a new full-time employee.

IT Staff Augmentation from PSM

IT staff augmentation is an excellent solution for businesses and institutions that need to temporarily bolster their existing IT staff for a particular project.  These services give businesses the flexibility to cover skill gaps required for their projects and help reduce the costs and risks that come with hiring full-time employees.  Businesses also retain more control over the development of the project as opposed to giving up control to a third-party provider with managed IT services or IT outsourcing.

At PSM, we understand that some businesses and organizations may not have the time or resources to properly recruit and vet IT talent to augment their staff.  Our professionals can help businesses by recruiting and vetting candidates from our extensive networks of IT talent and getting new personnel hired quickly to start contributing.  We will understand the nature and scope of your project to ensure that we find IT talent with the specific skillset and expertise needed.

Roles In-Demand for Staff Augmentation

Businesses and organizations may need to augment their team with IT talent for positions they do not have currently or for unique niche skill sets.  PSM leverages our internal team of consultants when applicable, but we commonly see the following for Staff Aug from out clients:

  • IT Support Technician
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Security architect
  • Security Engineer
  • Azure Architect & Cloud Architect
  • Data Architect
  • Solution Architect
  • Project Manager
  • Scrum Master & Agile Coach
  • UI and UX Developers
  • Full Stack Engineers
  • IT Director/ IT Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Database Administrator

Technology and Skill Set Expertise for Staff Augmentation

IT professionals have a wide range of specialized skills.  PSM helps businesses and organizations augment their IT staff with professionals that have a specific skillset or level of expertise needed for a new project.  For example, but not limited to, we can have deep networks and expertise with the following technologies or skill sets:

  • Microsoft O365
  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • Azure Cloud
  • AWS Cloud
  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • Power BI
  • VPN’s
  • Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Firewalls
  • SQL Server
  • .Net Developers
  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • React
Outsourced IT Services

When you work with PSM, you have the option of outsourcing IT support services in which we can take over and manage certain aspects of your IT system.  We can also provide remote 24/7/365 monitoring of your system which allows us to identify any issues or outages before they happen and implement necessary fixes to protect your system and keep it online.  We will also provide maintenance reports to keep you up to date on the status of your system.


IT staff augmentation allows businesses and organizations to supplement their IT staff with additional talent to help with project based or seasonal work.  Businesses who need additional IT talent can work with PSM to recruit and vet suitable candidates.  The following are the steps of our IT staff augmentation services:

  • Determine needs: The first step is to determine the skills or expertise needed for the upcoming project.
  • Scope of project: We must also understand the scope of the project, including the roles and responsibilities of the new talent and duration of the project.
  • Recruit candidates: We recruit and screen candidates with the skills and expertise to suit your needs from our extensive networks of IT talent.
  • Onboarding candidates: We provide businesses with a short list of candidates. After hire, the business will onboard the staff and grant them access to the systems, tools, and resources needed to work on the project.
  • Follow up: We will follow up with businesses to ensure that the new staff members are meeting expectations.

The main difference between IT staff augmentation and managed IT services is that with IT staff augmentation, professionals are hired to help an existing staff with a project or to fill a skill gap while the management and maintenance of the IT infrastructure is outsourced to an external provider with managed IT services.

IT staff augmentation gives businesses flexibility as they can add personnel to their staff for temporary projects and businesses have more control over their projects.  With managed IT services, providers have more control and businesses are more concerned about the results of their services.

IT staff augmentation and Professional Services are both solutions for businesses that need help with a temporary project.  The difference is that with IT staff augmentation, businesses hire personnel on a temporary basis who have the expertise and skillset to help complete a project while Professional Services involves outsourcing a specific project to a third-party provider.

IT staff augmentation allows businesses to have control over the development of the project as the new personnel will be working with the existing staff.  With Professional services, the provider manages the hiring of personnel and development of the project separate from the business but delivers results that follow the requirements and timelines of the business.

Reviews From Our Clients

PSM is a top tier professional firm that genuinely helps with business growth through strategy, technology and talent! Good people doing great things. Highly recommended.

Jordan Weiner

I have immense respect and appreciation for their commitment to excellence. Their responsiveness and attention to detail have made every interaction a pleasant experience. PSM Partners isn’t just a service provider; they are a trusted partner who genuinely cares about my business’s growth and success. Their support has been a pivotal factor in our achievements, and I highly recommend them to anyone seeking top-notch IT and staffing solutions.

Tanner Holmes

We are honored to partner with PSM’s team to help us navigate staffing needs. Our difficulty in seeking leadership candidates due to the uniqueness of our industry had been an extremely difficult process to navigate on our own. I am thankful for the knowledge and expertise they provided for us (eg qualified candidates) that align with our company’s current and future goals. Thank you.

Daniel Logan

Schedule A Consultation

If you are interested in augmenting your IT staff to help with an upcoming project, call PSM Partners at (312) 940-7830 for more about our IT staff augmentation services.

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