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5 most difficult things about hiring developers

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DigitalOcean has recently published a report regarding the top five struggles companies mostly experience when hiring developers. 

The report has unlocked the following these five difficulties: 

  • Lack of formal software engineering education (39%)
  • Limited pool of candidates with relevant job/technical skills (18%)
  • Lack of soft skills/workplace competencies (15%)
  • Losing top candidates to competing offers (15%)
  • Salary demands too high (13%)

Other issues that were listed above are according to some of the requirements that recruitment managers have included in the job description.

Priorities between recruitment managers and developers may not always align, and these may cause problems in the future. 

However, note that these things can be avoided. Now, you may ask how? The solution is, hire an offshore team that will serve as an extension of your local software development. 

Let us talk about how these difficulties can be solved by hiring your own offshore developers

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Five most difficult things about hiring developers

Here we will be further discussing the five most difficult about hiring developers, and how offshoring can help: 

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Lack of formal software engineering education

An offshore software development provider has well skilled and experienced developers. They are usually software developers that are medior to senior level. These experts usually also have experience working with different clients from different industries. 

These offshoring companies continuously hone their employees skills by giving them regular training. More so, keep them up-to-date with the latest developments and technologies. 

Limited pool of candidates with relevant job/technical skills

Just like any BPO firm, Offshore software development companies always have a wide pool of developers. 

As for businesses that are hiring developers, always check whether your required developers are available? Determine if their level of skills suit your job requirements? And check if the price is within your budget. 

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Lack of soft skills/workplace competencies

To help you recruit the right candidates with the right mix of soft and technical skills you need, focus on both during your hiring process. Do not also forget to check for their organizational skills. 

Although you may always be require to work in your office space, you should also be open to a flexible working environment. Another important thing to consider is performing team buildings. 

This way, your developers can cultivate working relationships, thus, developers will be inspired to be dedicated to their jobs! 

Losing top candidates to competing offers

Employees may always seek better opportunities elsewhere, especially if they are given competing offers from other companies. The good news is that this can be avoided. 

For your offshore team, ensure that you have a better understanding of your individual candidates. Particularly, know their expected salaries so you won’t lose them over competing offers from other companies. 

Salary demands too high

Salaries in the tech industry are always increasing. A good offshore software development company always makes sure to hire top talents without having to pay an overload.

They also give their developers secondary employee benefits that they deserve. Further, they also give importance to their developers personal needs. 

Keep in mind that if an offshore software development company takes good care of their software developers, they will have a fully dedicated team!

And that’s what you should look for in a software developer provider. 

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