Expanding the talent pool: How HR can counter the developer shortage

Most offices have been in a situation where good talent is hard to find, especially when it comes to good developers. When you’re restricted to whatever is in the area, it’s possible they’ll be little to choose from. Did you know that DistantJob has the answer? Keep reading to find out more.

Remote Work is a Big Perk when Hiring a Developer

The answer is employing a remote worker. But what does that even mean? And is it really taking over the typical 9-5 office life? The answer is a resounding yes! According to Forbes, 72% of employees surveyed said they’d prefer telecommuting. Telecommuting (or working remotely) basically boils down to a “professional-level job that has a telecommuting, flexible schedule, freelance, or part-time component,” according to Flexjobs.

Distant Options Counter the Developer Shortage

Arguably the biggest advantage to hiring a remote worker is the company’s increased reach for talent. Worldwide in fact. With the willingness to bring aboard a digital nomad, there’s no limit to the talent your company can find. Sounds too good to be true right? Wrong. Remote workers, especially in the computer field are on the rise for successful employment for companies who are reaching out and hiring them.

So there really isn’t a catch? Well, actually there is.

The Drawback to Hiring Remotely

While hiring a remote worker is a great choice for the HR department, there are a few things that might go wrong if you jump in with both feet. For one thing, it can be extremely difficult to know where to start. You know there’s talent out there but how do you find them? If you check out bidding sites you run the risk of not finding the talent you’re looking for. And once you do select a pool of candidates, it can be time- consuming to narrow down exactly whom would be a perfect fit.

So what’s the solution?

Easy, that’s where we come in.

At DistantJob we make finding the perfect candidate easy, quick and painless. For starters we specialize in IT recruiting which means we already have the type of people you’re looking for. And not only are they highly skilled but we’ve already done the screening and have the very best on our team. Forget the bidding sites and trust that our people work with value, integrity, excellent work protocol and standards.

Not only that but we’ll save you on outrageous fees that local recruiting companies may charge you (more than 60%).

Still not convinced? Just check out this testimonial from AMAYA: “Initially I was skeptical about remote workers, but decided to give his remote solution a try. The end result was that, not only did we hire 3 full-time remote developers for the cost of one, but more importantly, they delivered a caliber of quality, skill and technical expertise, beyond even my best expectations…” Read more of our client’s testimonials here.

So how does it work?

We’ve broken it down into 3 easy steps. Simply send us your job description, we’ll narrow down our field of expertise into precisely what you’re looking for and then you’ll select your perfect candidate through an interview.

To get a better idea of how hiring remotely can make your company better check out our article here.

When you’re ready to find the next perfect member of your developing team we’d love to hear from you! Contact us here and let us know how we can help you today!

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Casey Shull

Casey Shull

Casey Shull is a freelance writer who works with DistantJob to research and synthesise the best remote work related content into practical, accurate and actionable guides and articles on how to improve remote leadership and better manage your teams.

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