Dec 13, 2016

How Can Your Small Business Overcome the Inability to Hire Good Developers?


Finding great development talent can be difficult for smaller organizations. Many top-ranked software engineers want to work for the bigger companies in the industry, hoping it will ultimately be good for their career growth. This puts many SMBs behind the eight ball when faced with the need for an innovative application to put their company on the map.

Let's look at a few ideas a small business needs to consider for enticing software development talent to come on board. Perhaps these insights can help mitigate your emerging company's hiring problems?

A Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package

The competition for the top development talent remains fierce. A smaller company needs to offer at least an industry-standard salary, or potentially make up any difference with stock options or an employee ownership plan. Additionally, a generous benefits package, including a large amount of vacation time and PTO, plays an important role in attracting great developers.

Foster a Positive Company Culture

A welcoming office culture also contributes to attracting – and retaining – software engineers. This includes scheduling a variety of activities – fun and charitable – to build camaraderie among your staff. A flexible work schedule to ensure employees maintain a healthy work-life balance also helps when developing a great company culture.

Work With a Staffing Agency

A partnership with a technology staffing agency makes sense when trying to find software developer talent. Many of the best firms maintain a list of previously vetted candidates, so your organization's time spent going through résumés and conducting initial interviews is lessened. This is a boon for a smaller business without a large HR team.

You are also able to focus on technical interviews to ultimately choose someone with the skills and personality to fit in with your team.

Considering Outsourcing Your Development Needs

Depending on the nature of your programming needs, outsourcing some or all of your development role to another company is a smart call. Smaller businesses benefit from focusing on their internal growth, while outsourcing also provides significant cost savings when compared to running an in-house development team. The best outsourcing firms are skilled in the latest technologies as well as modern methodologies, like Agile.

Agile also gives your senior team control over requirements in addition to the final sign-off on any work.

When searching for a top-notch software development firm for your co-sourcing needs, look no further than SDE, Inc. USA. Our talented professionals understand Agile and the latest trends in the industry. Schedule some time with us as soon as possible.

If you have any questions or want to discuss, let us know!

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