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What is Nearshore Staff Augmentation and Why It's Your Next Best Business Decision

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What is Nearshore Staff Augmentation and Why It's Your Next Best Business Decision

In today's highly competitive tech landscape, U.S.-based startups face a significant challenge in acquiring top-tier talent. With high salaries and a saturated local market, attracting and retaining the right people, particularly when it comes to specialized tech and non-tech roles, can prove difficult. The solution? A strategic model called nearshore staff augmentation, with a particular focus on the untapped potential found within Latin America.


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What is Nearshore Staff Augmentation?

Nearshore staff augmentation is a strategic business model that allows companies to bolster their in-house teams with skilled external talent based on their project’s ever-changing requirements. 


When this highly specialized talent is sourced from a country geographically close to your own, it's referred to as 'nearshore.' This model provides the benefit of working closely with your extended team, minimizing potential language barriers, and bridging time zone gaps for optimal team synergy and efficiency.


Check out the difference between nearshore, offshore, and onshore hiring in this comparative table: 

comparative table on nearshore staff augmentation vs offshoring and onshoring.



Why Nearshore? The Benefits of Latin America

Latin America has rapidly emerged as a powerhouse destination for nearshore staff augmentation. With the offer of a cost-effective solution without compromising on talent quality, this region presents a vast pool of highly skilled professionals across diverse roles and industries, including sought-after fields such as software development and data science. 


The primary advantage? You gain full-time, dedicated team members who work closely with your core team, thus reducing your product's time to market and significantly enhancing your existing team's capabilities.


If all this still doesn’t convince you, then the following facts from our 2023 Nearshoring Stats list should provide further evidence of the importance of the region:

  • Hiring Nearshore Talent Saves Costs Between 50%-70%. Source: TECLA
  • LatAm is the #1Talent Pool for Outsourcing in the World. Source: Deel
  • Latin American English Speakers Have the Fastest Improvement Rates Globally. Source: Education First
  • 80% of North American-based Companies are Actively Considering Nearshoring. Source: Bloomberg



Remote Work: The Catalyst for Nearshoring

The global rise of remote work, accelerated by recent world events, has revolutionized businesses worldwide.


The effective elimination of geographical barriers now allows U.S. startups easier access to international talent pools. With the added advantage of nearshore outsourcing, these startups can scale their businesses rapidly and effectively, providing swift responses to the ever-changing market dynamics and consumer needs.



Nearshore Staff Augmentation: Is Your Business a Perfect Fit?

Startups operating in highly specialized sectors like healthtech, fintech, and advanced software services can particularly benefit from nearshore staff augmentation.

These types of businesses often require very specific skill sets, and finding and retaining such talent within the U.S. can be difficult due to high domestic labor costs.

Nearshore staff augmentation provides a cost-effective solution to this issue, allowing companies to access the talents they need without compromising on quality or breaking their budgets.


Case Study: How Wesper Saved Time & Money with Nearshore Staff Augmentation

Explore below how TECLA's tailored solution revolutionized Wesper's talent acquisition process, resulting in exceptional results and substantial savings.

An overview of Wesper's case study.


Read the complete case study
here.


How TECLA Can Help 

TECLA specializes in matching top talent from Latin America with exciting U.S. startups. Through our extensive network of over 50,000 pre-vetted professionals across 18 countries, we have successfully assisted more than 500 top startups, including Wesper, by delivering customized talent solutions. 


Leverage our decade-long experience in Latin America to make your next best business decision - nearshore staff augmentation.


FAQs

What is staff augmentation?
Staff augmentation is a strategic approach that allows companies to enhance their teams by bringing in skilled professionals who possess the necessary expertise to support and achieve their business objectives. By augmenting their existing workforce with external resources, companies can efficiently scale their operations, fill skill gaps, and meet project demands.
What is nearshore staff augmentation?
Nearshore staff augmentation involves the process of hiring and managing external resources from neighboring countries to complement and support your in-house teams. This approach offers the advantage of geographical proximity, which enables closer collaboration and smoother communication between the augmented staff and the core team.
What are the benefits of nearshore staff augmentation?
Nearshore staff augmentation provides several advantages for businesses. Firstly, it offers cost savings compared to onshore hiring, as labor costs in neighboring countries can be more affordable while maintaining a high-quality talent pool. Additionally, nearshore staff augmentation grants access to a broader talent pool, increasing the likelihood of finding specialized skills and expertise that may be scarce locally. Moreover, minimal time zone differences facilitate better team collaboration, allowing for real-time communication and smoother project coordination. Contact TECLA today and let’s start building a cost-effective hiring strategy!
What is the difference between nearshore and offshore hiring?
The main distinction between nearshore and offshore hiring lies in the geographical proximity of the hired resources. Nearshore hiring involves sourcing talent from neighboring countries or regions that share similar time zones and cultural affinities. This proximity fosters closer collaboration, smoother communication, and potentially lower travel costs. On the other hand, offshore hiring refers to acquiring talent from distant, geographically separate regions, often with significant time zone differences. While offshore hiring may offer access to a wider talent pool, it can present challenges in terms of communication, coordination, and managing cultural differences effectively.

Gino Ferrand

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Gino Ferrand

Gino Ferrand

Gino is an expert in global recruitment having spent the last 10 years leading TECLA and helping world-class tech companies in the U.S. hire top talent in Latin America.

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