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

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There’s no shortage of developers. They’re all over the world waiting to create the next game, software, app, and maybe some kind of a technological cure to a pandemic. Who knows? Of all these developers, not all pass the “good” developer test. There are very few developers out of these who will create the next League Of Legends or the next Instagram. We’re talking about the top talent that creates not just software and apps but also an impact. 

You can’t settle for mediocrity in 2021. It’s better to figure out a way to expand your development team in more ways if you can’t find the best developers in your vicinity (this is most likely the case). What if the right one is sitting somewhere in Iceland, creating some cool app that lets you fawn over live northern lights?

Common sense says that when you’re restricted to whatever is in the area, it’s possible there’s little to choose from. Did you know that DistantJob has a solution to this problem? Keep reading to find out more.

Remote Work is a Big Perk when Hiring a Software Developer

The answer is employing a remote developer. But what does that even mean? And is it really taking over the typical 9-5 office life? The answer is a resounding yes! The pandemic was enough to get the ball rolling. Here’s proof by McKinseys,  

Distant Options Counter the Developer Shortage

Arguably the biggest advantage of 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 by companies who are reaching out and hiring them.

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

The Drawback to Hiring Software Developers Remotely

While hiring a remote software developer 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 outbidding 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 who would be a perfect fit, especially if you’ve never had a remote setup before.

So what’s the solution?

The solution is to hire someone who’s an expert at hiring remote talent. They know not only the process of finding the right talent but also the right interview questions to be asked, the right screening process and finally the right onboarding process. This leaves you stress-free and with ample time, energy and resources to focus on other areas of your business.

Just like you can’t create a game or an app on your own (unless you’re a developer yourself), you also can’t do remote hiring yourself if you’ve never done it before. It is best to hire experts in the field in order to not waste your time and money on a failed plan.

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 in 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%).

Here’s a 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…”

So How Can DistantJob Help Your Company Overcome the Shortage of Developers

We’ve broken it down into 3 easy steps.

  1. Simply send us your job description
  2. We’ll narrow down our field of expertise into precisely what you’re looking for
  3. You’ll select your perfect candidate through an interview.

Hiring remotely can be very beneficial for your company. Great developers might not be where you are right now but can work for you from the farthest corner of the world to make your dream project come true! Remote work makes this possible.

When you’re ready to find the next perfect member of your developing team we’d love to hear from you! Contact us now 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.