Software product companies have lackluster options to grow their development teams.
They can compete fiercely to attract and retain local talent. Or they can look in far away places and deal with all the collateral cultural friction..
The competition for talent is a real thing. A David vs Goliath battle that rages from Bay Area to the East Coast, through Europe, and just about everywhere else in the world.
You have to compete with the big guys and the not-so-big-guys. And they all have more of everything than you: more brand, more mindshare, more money to offer, liquid stock, their products are used by zillions of people, etc.
So, what are the alternatives?
First of all, think outside your office. Do you really need everybody in your team to be sitting next to you?
Think outside your city. Does everybody in your team have to live in your city, so they can come to your office, and sit right next to you? Really?
The first to be clear about is whether you are looking for help with a few projects or whether you need to grow your development team to expand your product or platform.
Do you want your remote team to work out of a single remote office? Or can people work from their home or in a coworking space?
The co-located model is the standard model, so we know that works, albeit with some disadvantages.
It really depends. We work with software development companies, exclusively.
If that fits you and you are looking for a long term partner, we might be able to help.
We’ve been dealing with this situation for almost 10 years now and we’ve been very successful in attracting people who speak up, self-direct, and show initiative.
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