How to hire remote software developers

How to hire remote software developers

In 2022, most recruiters had difficulty finding candidates, in particular in the information & technology domain. Though today’s fast-paced world is data-dominated and data-powered, we see an ever-increasing skill scarcity speaking about data science.

Given today’s talent shortage, ITO (Information & Technology Outsourcing) services are gaining increasing momentum:

  • In 2020, the global IT market (both internal and external) was worth $715.93 billion
  • In the same year, the global ITO market was valued at trimming $556.67 billion

Information and technology outsourcing is getting more and more common, as companies are approaching third-party vendors to provide web and mobile development, quality assurance, design, writing, and more. Other services being delegated include accounting, payroll processing, customer support, and marketing.

IT outsourcing allows companies to involve IT professionals skipping hunting, interviewing, hiring, and training. Explained briefly, IT offshoring allows organizations to get help from IT specialists without handling legal and infrastructure issues, onboarding, benefits, and other resource-intense processes.

IT outsourcing in brief

If intending to transfer particular services, you can turn to software freelancers on various popular platforms. But planning on delegating multiple objectives, you should contract a product development software company to cover every stage from initial idea evaluation to deployment.

You can find assistance, acting upon three types of outsourcing:

  1. Onshore development

Onshore development means transferring your project to an external company located within your country. With this cooperation model, you enjoy more control, clear communication, and local market understanding.

For example: Chicago – Atlanta

  1. Nearshore software development

By involving nearshore professionals, you delegate internal processes to an IT vendor in a neighboring country. Choosing this ITO model, you enjoy cultural and language resemblance, as well as the multiple advantages mentioned above.

For example: US – Canada 

  1. Offshore software development

By involving offshore professionals, you delegate business operations to an IT vendor in a far-located country. 

Choosing this ITO model, you enjoy:

  • Reduced costs – popular destinations, in particular Eastern Europe, provide sensibly cheaper services due to local legislation, and their economic landscape
  • Talent availability – choosing destinations outside your country’s borders, you can access professionals from literally all over the world

For example: US – Ukraine 

Here are the most common services being outsourced:

  • Web and mobile development
  • Legacy migration and optimization
  • Business consulting and analysis
  • Project management
  • Quality assurance
  • UI/UX design

And the top industries using outsourcing:

  • Healthcare and pharmaceuticals
  • eCommerce and retail
  • Education
  • Finance

No matter the complexity of project or industry, there surely are providers, which can meet your core needs. Having the sector-specific knowledge and experience, a third-party healthcare software development company can provide EMR/EHR systems, ERP/CRM platforms, telemedicine and telehealth solutions, clinical decision assessment tools, and other on-demand products, covering everything from planning to launch.

The same goes also for other major industries, including automotive and transportation, construction, energy. For example, providing narrowly focused specialists, an external ecommerce software development company can design on-demand products for efficient retail and wholesale management, business reporting, and more.

Talent shortage taken seriously

The pandemic greatly impacted the workforce and economy in the whole world causing major talent shortage. And now that businesses are recovering, both startups and mature international organizations keep struggling with attracting and retaining new employees.

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on finding and hiring talents

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was enormous: 

One reason for today’s talent shortage worth mentioning is the prevalent desire to radically change industries. 17% of all surveyed said they’re shifting careers to feel more secure.

Another reason for the talent and skill shortage is the attitude transformation towards regular 9-5 schedules. After dismissal, some of the surveyed discovered freelancing, which provides more flexibility than regular corporate jobs.

Talent shortages statistics, from 2015 to 2022

A research by Zippia reviews another major factor of why many leaders hire remote development teams: 

  • It takes 36 to 42 days to fill an average mid-level position in the United States
  • It takes, on average, 12 weeks for a new employee to become fully productive at work

And NAPEO reveals the financial aspect of why business leaders hire remote development teams:

  • Most companies take advantage of outsourcing by transferring HR functions, including headhunting, recruitment, hiring, and management of claims
  • A company can save up to 27.2% of HR costs by involving PEOs (professional employer organizations)

The key business value of hiring remote teams 

Advantages of hiring remote teams

Reduced costs

With remote software developers, you get your idea to life without covering software and hardware upgrades, training, holidays, and other accompanying expenses, which come with retaining internal teams.

Reduced time-to-hire

Hiring remote software engineers, you get the team you need without going through processes like hunting, interviewing, handling legal issues, and waiting for the new employee to become fully productive.

Easy scaling

By contracting a third-party enterprise software development company, you can easily expand your capabilities by involving more employees on demand.

Domain-specific expertise

When approaching an external offshore software development company, you involve well-aligned teams possessing necessary technical expertise to cover the processes your employees can’t handle. 

Quick guide on hiring remote teams

Do your market research

Before outsourcing software development, compare vendors focusing on: 

  • Expertise
  • Portfolio
  • Key industries
  • Technology stack
  • Customer reviews
  • Service fees

Choose the outsourcing destination

To outsource software development, you must first choose the best-suiting cooperation model and location. Consider minimal salary legislation, unemployment rates, economic landscape, cultural and language barriers, and availability of talent.

Estimate your project’s scope

Approaching software development services, consider this:

  • Large-scope projects will be more expensive, as they commonly require industry-specific expertise, sophisticated testing, technical support, and maintenance
  • Small-scope projects are cheaper, as you can involve less specialists 

Define the required expertise

Before running the software development process, define the tech knowledge and experience you need. Complex projects, which incorporate artificial intelligence, computer vision, or blockchain, require superior technical expertise, which, naturally, is an intense investment.

How we can help

Abto Software is a software product development company helping businesses achieve their ambitious goals. No matter the scope and complexity of the planned project, our teams deliver custom, on-demand solutions that power accelerated growth.

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Tell us more about your project, choose the best-suiting strategy, approve your remote team, and let us cover the rest. 

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