Lately, founders and business owners have begun to largely look at hiring vetted software engineers to fulfil the technical workforce requirements for their companies. This means that they no longer do an internal recruitment process, rather they turn to other, more specialized firms to provide them with the software developer and engineering teams they require.
So naturally, there also exist firms that take care of ensuring that this new approach to hiring engineers and developers is well catered to. These firms recruit professionals who are expert in various programming languages, rigorously vet them, train them if needed, and create dynamic, augmented teams out of them ready to take on projects from clients. Well-established, and reputable firms in this business include Gaper, Turing and Andela. Ever since remote work setups gained traction, these business models and the accompanying distributed teams have become more attractive than ever.
Here are five reasons why American firms are increasingly turning to the aforementioned companies to fulfil their needs for technical professionals and why you also need to consider adopting this approach.
Cost and Time Savings
Letting someone else do the hiring, vetting and training for you means that you don’t need to hire extra staff to do all this. It also means that you do not have to worry about accommodating these teams in an office space since they are all distributed. You also save on employee benefits and transportation costs, all of which amounts to rather high costs for a business, especially if it is a startup or small scale entity.
Hiring vetted developer teams entails not having to deal with the long and tedious hiring processes at all. The firm you decided to enlist the services of will already have thoroughly evaluated their engineers. As a business, you only ask for a team of technical professionals and have your project started immediately.
Diverse Pool of Candidates to Choose From
Having your software teams comprised of vetted, distributed team members means that you are getting the absolute best talent from, quite literally, the whole world. The elimination of geographical restrictions to hiring opens up new avenues of talent and expertise to choose from. Distributed teams are the only solution to keeping up with the extreme competition that now exists in the startup, small business, and large business arenas.
A diverse team is able to contribute more contextual knowledge to the team as a whole. This is partly why distributed teams are often so productive and efficient.
No Need To Worry About The Legal Stuff
Hiring remote teams of software engineers means that foreign laws, payroll regulation, taxing and other compliance elements need to be taken care of. But instead of your business having to worry about these issues, the firm vetting and providing the team to you undertakes all of this.
If there is one thing that the global pandemic taught the importance of to businesses, it is flexibility. Companies that failed to adapt and respond to the changes around them. Some of them are still failing to read the room. This stubbornness and resistance to change eventually leads to your business nosediving when everyone around you is transforming.
Hiring remote teams of engineers introduces a great deal of flexibility into your company. It is easier to redistribute work, scale the team, introduce new practices and follow agile techniques (programming and otherwise) to keep the team and company going.
It is the need of the hour
Gone are the times when coming to an office was the only means of getting work done. Specifically during the pandemic, companies have realised that their employees can be as productive, if not more, from their homes, as they were in offices. Owing to this, a lot of businesses have begun to allow their teams to operate remotely or a hybrid system of remote and office work. Either way, this is what the new normal is going to be in the future. Resisting these changes only means letting your competitors improve and harness the talents and skills of a distributed work force.
Gaper’s Vice President Mustafa Najoom is a staunch believer in the tagline, “Future is all about Remote Work”. Turing’s CEO Jonathan Siddharth, as reported by Nasdaq, said that the old model is “broken” and that the future of work is characterised by remote and distributed teams operating from around the world.
Currently, we are experiencing a subtle but powerful transformation in the business world. Competition is getting tougher. Hiring pre-vetted remote engineers is a remarkably simple and efficient way to keep uncertainties and challenges in check.