The global market for remote technical talent lists practices to consider when looking for the best professionals
With the acceleration of digital transformation in various industries, the competition among technology professionals is becoming more and more fierce. According to Brasscom, 46,000 tech professionals are trained every year in Brazil, while 70,000 are needed to fill vacancies. Drawing on experience building remote teams of tech professionals globally, Andela offers tips for attracting, hiring and retaining the best talent.
Assigning technical roles is not easy, there are many factors to consider to ensure that the company finds the right person for its team. A good start is understanding what professionals are looking for and making sure that the business opportunity offers enough to attract the best professionals.
To understand the specialists in this market, Andela publishes tips that can make it easier to capture and hire the best team for a company’s project.
1. Professionals are looking for challenging opportunities
This process works like learning and becomes a catalyst for those who want to improve their skills. Solving big problems doesn’t just become a daily victory in a professional’s life, it makes it possible to be seen by companies that want people who are ready to take on complex challenges. Therefore, few professionals accept short-term contracts, because they already know that they will not be tested to their full potential. High performers want long-term commitments to achieve financial stability and the opportunity to complete large projects.
2. They want to feel part of the team
The best tech professionals want to feel part of the team. Therefore, entrusting several projects to one professional, which harms their sense of belonging, in addition to affecting their performance at work, can discourage them. Thus, a good option is to include hired professionals in the weekly team meetings and activities.
3. They want professional development opportunities
The best professionals are committed to perfecting their craft. Acquiring new skills and knowledge is a priority for these talents. Offering an opportunity for hired tech experts to work on innovative projects and solve big problems is a big draw for these professionals.
4. Find a support environment
Challenging opportunities, long-term commitments, feeling part of a team, and professional development. These standards create an environment that helps the employee feel valued. This means that the best technology professionals are unlikely to work for companies looking for basic, low-cost outsourcing services.
“We are resolutely and efficiently seeking to facilitate communication between companies and professionals in the field of high-quality technology, through global telework. The market in Brazil is on the rise, but organizations still face difficulties in finding professionals suitable for their needs.” We want to develop this relationship, by providing qualified and qualified personnel to overcome the various challenges faced by our customers,” says Alvaro Oliveira, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Talent Solutions at Andela.
Recently, Andela launched a platform with the goal of creating a more direct and personal hiring experience. Using data-driven algorithms, the platform makes recommendations to companies, making the hiring process 70% faster compared to traditional methods. The platform is now available in Brazil, as are new areas of expertise, including design talent, data and product management, as well as software engineers.
Since arriving in Brazil and Latin America in 2021, Andela has been developing technology professionals to work in the market, connecting them to large organizations that want to supplement the team with talented remote professionals. Oliveira concludes, “Having a vision, seeking to understand the best steps and attracting interest from contractors is the right way to acquire a good specialist in the area.”