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Commonly Outsourced Tech Roles by Large Enterprises

  When it comes to software companies, the word enterprise typically refers to companies that house more than about 250 employees. There are many up-and-coming enterprises in the United States involved in the technology sector. These companies have very specific needs for tech services and are always looking to hire specialized help that ensures quality […]

The Most Commonly Outsourced Tech Jobs by Startup Companies

  In today’s changing workforce, creativity and technical knowledge are the two most powerful agents for progress and innovation. Especially in the tech world, companies have seen just how beneficial and cost-effective remote work can be. It not only allows for a lower production cost (no need for an office or headquarters) but it maximizes […]

The Future of Remote Work: How We’ll Become a Globalized Workforce

Nobody has a crystal ball, but there are clues today about what might come tomorrow. Technology and innovation are moving so fast and so many aspects of our daily lives are changing and transforming. The workplace is one sector of our lives that is radically being transformed with new technology and altering the traditional 9-5 […]

Renegotiated NAFTA: USMCA and How It Affects the Technology Sector

For more than two years talk of NAFTA renegotiation has made a lot of people nervous. It has been a hot button issue since the 2016 campaign when talk of its restructuring made its way to the mainstream political discourse.  It was just recently that the three North American countries that formed the deal came […]

Benefits of a Hiring Partner for Remote Developers

Time is money. Ask any business owner or company manager and they’ll tell you that this old saying is quite true. When you are running a company, time is a very precious asset.  When looking to hire a remote developer, using a hiring partner is not only the best way to save time in the […]

Finding the Right Hiring Partner for Remote Employees

Let’s face it, developers are the architects of the systems we interact with everyday. Every company needs them. So maybe your company needs somebody to develop an application or is searching for just the right person to build new software. The IT workplace today has revolutionized the way people work and enhanced the possibilities for […]

The Benefits of Outsourcing Latin American Talent

Startups and managing teams don’t often think about Latin America as the next up-and-coming tech leader. In the past few years, however, regions in Latin America have seen a burgeoning industry of the IT sector and a proficiency in working with different programming languages.  Today, places like Mexico are producing large numbers of engineers and […]

Common Issues When Working With Remote Developers

The growing popularity for remote work has become a force to be reckoned with. Millions of Americans now work from home, many of them in the technology and IT sectors, as communications and security issues iron themselves out and the job offers great freedom and versatility to top young talent all over the world. As […]

Initial Phases of Hiring a Remote Developer to Build Your Web App

The world of web applications is quickly taking over the job market. Companies are turning into new practices and ways to improve their business. Finding talented remote developers is one way that companies big and small are increasing their reach, efficiency, and online presence. According to Inc.com, tech firms like Amazon, GitHub, Salesforce, Appen and […]

Outsourcing: The Changing Trends and Options in Today’s Job Market

Outsourcing tech jobs has, in the past few years, proven to be an effective, profitable, and beneficial venture for many companies. As technology becomes more and more indispensable and companies require creative solutions, security, and application development, often on a project by project basis, these types of IT jobs are in constant and high demand. […]

Commonly Outsourced Tech Roles by Large Enterprises

  When it comes to software companies, the word enterprise typically refers to companies that house more than about 250 employees. There are many up-and-coming enterprises in the United States involved in the technology sector. These companies have very specific needs for tech services and are always looking to hire specialized help that ensures quality […]

The Most Commonly Outsourced Tech Jobs by Startup Companies

  In today’s changing workforce, creativity and technical knowledge are the two most powerful agents for progress and innovation. Especially in the tech world, companies have seen just how beneficial and cost-effective remote work can be. It not only allows for a lower production cost (no need for an office or headquarters) but it maximizes […]

Finding the Right Hiring Partner for Remote Employees

Let’s face it, developers are the architects of the systems we interact with everyday. Every company needs them. So maybe your company needs somebody to develop an application or is searching for just the right person to build new software. The IT workplace today has revolutionized the way people work and enhanced the possibilities for […]

The Benefits of Outsourcing Latin American Talent

Startups and managing teams don’t often think about Latin America as the next up-and-coming tech leader. In the past few years, however, regions in Latin America have seen a burgeoning industry of the IT sector and a proficiency in working with different programming languages.  Today, places like Mexico are producing large numbers of engineers and […]

Initial Phases of Hiring a Remote Developer to Build Your Web App

The world of web applications is quickly taking over the job market. Companies are turning into new practices and ways to improve their business. Finding talented remote developers is one way that companies big and small are increasing their reach, efficiency, and online presence. According to Inc.com, tech firms like Amazon, GitHub, Salesforce, Appen and […]

Outsourcing: The Changing Trends and Options in Today’s Job Market

Outsourcing tech jobs has, in the past few years, proven to be an effective, profitable, and beneficial venture for many companies. As technology becomes more and more indispensable and companies require creative solutions, security, and application development, often on a project by project basis, these types of IT jobs are in constant and high demand. […]

In the Era of Remote Work, Use a Hiring Partner

  The era of remote work has changed the labor landscape. Today, remote developers comprise a large number of tech jobs in the growing market. Companies have seen the benefits of having employees work from afar. At the same time however, this business strategy comes with its challenges, as it presents various unknowns in the […]

Onboarding, Communication, and Outcomes: Setting Expectations for Remote Teams (Part II)

Part II Communication In any discussion pertaining to working with remote teams, you will find some mention of the importance of communication. This is because this aspect of working with remote workers is not to be underestimated. Great potential could crumble with bad communication. When it comes to setting expectations for remote employees, the ability […]

Onboarding, Communication, & Outcome: Setting Expectations for Remote Teams (Part I)

Part I Onboarding Any team leader understands the importance of establishing standards in order to maintain cohesion and forward advancement. Setting expectations for remote teams is crucial—especially because of the missing face-to-face contact and communication. A solid onboarding process is the foundation work in setting these expectations, as it sets ground rules and establishes trust […]

Diversity of Thought: What Mexico’s IT Boom Means for U.S Companies

The demand for talented developers in the U.S is leading companies to discover the untapped talent south of the border—a  blossoming body of young tech-oriented minds eager and driven towards innovation. As more and more U.S companies venture into outsourcing developers they have found that integrating a diverse workforce, not only solves their problem of […]

Purpose & Priority; the Compass for Measuring Productivity in Remote Developers

Purpose and priority are paramount in measuring productivity in remote developers. A strategic game plan that advances the company towards its goals requires guiding your developers towards a clear objective. Like any plan of attack, it demands that the higher-ups tactically approach the smaller targets, understand the terrain, preempt the difficulties, and maintain morale. Purpose […]

Embodied Wisdom: Four Management Tactics For Remote Employees

Management tactics for remote employees are vital in maintaining productivity and engagement. Perhaps your company headquarters are in San Francisco, Austin, or some other tech hub, but you have employees across nations and time zones. This requires effective central management that leads these long distance workers in a unified and clear direction. The precursor to […]

Learning from Giants: How Google, Apple, & Facebook Outsourced for Development

Many startups turn to remote developers when launching their businesses. But did you know that some big corporations use this tactic for growth as well? Developer outsourcing is not a new trend, but it is on the rise. The reasons may be varied, but budget savings and more efficient development are two of the main […]

Three Myths of Outsourcing Remote Work

Like any long distance relationship, hiring a remote worker might require a different kind of commitment. Yet with the right approach and nurturing, outsourcing remote work will produce not only outstanding results and workflow, but a long term alliance between you and your developer. The bond between employer and employee often depends upon establishing common […]

The Three Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Remote Developers

Hiring a remote developer can feel like looking for needles in a haystack, given the vast pool of talent that exists internationally. Yet, in this ever-expanding digital universe, hiring developers from all over the world offers a tremendous amount of freedom and versatility when meeting your company’s specific needs. Remote hiring and managing a virtual […]

TN Visa. A work visa that works.

Disclaimer: The following information is meant for awareness purposes. The information shared in this post should not be taken as official or replacement of official information provided by federal authorities. For such information, please click here.    When considering the hire of a foreign professional, there are usually plenty of questions that arise about the […]

Decided to hire talent in another country? Read this first

Principles of communication, time, and other factors in business are not universal. So much so that some companies first send anthropologists to new countries or communities to study how to relate to them and their culture. This is very common in hotel chains and tourism-related businesses. Being in the right mindset when dealing with a […]

Understanding Outsourcing, Offshoring, Nearshoring, Staff Augmentation, and the whole remote alphabet soup.

So, you have decided to increase your productivity by outsourcing. But now, you’d like to be more conscious of which type of outsourcing could work best for you. Good news! In this post, Coderslink is breaking down outsourcing for you. We hope this will be useful in your decision-making process. Let’s start from the beginning. […]

What you should know about the tech labor shortage in the US

The increasing demand for developers and engineers shouldn’t be news. Technology has permeated every industry in some form or fashion. It is my belief that in the world we live today there exists no such thing as a “tech company”, rather every company has now become a tech company, even if they admit it or […]

Outsourcing as a competitive strategy

From a startup or growing business perspective, it is one thing to understand the basics of outsourcing, but completely another one to use it as a competitive advantage. Being able to accomplish this requires careful planning, strategy, and understanding of its impact across your business departments. If you are interested in understanding or using outsourcing as […]

Setting Up Your Projects For Success

4 years ago, straight out of college, I started my phase as a project manager (PM) directing an in-house training program for C-level executives in Mongolia. There were 2 aims: teach them English and train them classical western management process. My boss was very clear on the level of authority I would have, the budget, […]

Focusing on the important. How to know which tasks to do yourself and which ones to outsource

Outsourcing has its fair share of cautionary tales, where one thing is promised between the company and the outsourced party and another delivered. However, setting your business up for success with outsourcing is not as easy as it sounds. Solving a problem starts with diagnosing, analyzing and finding out what needs to be addressed in […]

10 SaaS Tools for Outsourced Teams

Working remotely is here to stay. More and more we see people working from their coffee shop of preference, at a shared desk in a co-working space, or even traveling the world while working. As a company, being part of the “remote culture” acts as a selling point to attract top tech talent in-house or to […]

Diversity of Thought: What Mexico’s IT Boom Means for U.S Companies

The demand for talented developers in the U.S is leading companies to discover the untapped talent south of the border—a  blossoming body of young tech-oriented minds eager and driven towards innovation. As more and more U.S companies venture into outsourcing developers they have found that integrating a diverse workforce, not only solves their problem of […]

Purpose & Priority; the Compass for Measuring Productivity in Remote Developers

Purpose and priority are paramount in measuring productivity in remote developers. A strategic game plan that advances the company towards its goals requires guiding your developers towards a clear objective. Like any plan of attack, it demands that the higher-ups tactically approach the smaller targets, understand the terrain, preempt the difficulties, and maintain morale. Purpose […]

Essential Communication Strategies for Remote Employees

Clear communication between a manager and a remote developer undoubtedly sets the stage for the company’s and the employee’s long-term success. One of the top reasons that remote employees or outsourced teams fail is because they lack good communication practices. The most important factor is not communicating itself, but organizing the communication between the manager, […]

Decided to hire talent in another country? Read this first

Principles of communication, time, and other factors in business are not universal. So much so that some companies first send anthropologists to new countries or communities to study how to relate to them and their culture. This is very common in hotel chains and tourism-related businesses. Being in the right mindset when dealing with a […]

Decided to Hire a Remote Dev! Now What? 6 Things to Keep in Mind

So you understand outsourcing, you’ve successfully created a list of tasks you need to outsource, or followed our jump-start list, and finally, got ahold and hired someone great that’s going to help you knock out some tasks — great news! If it’s your first time managing a remote professional, now it’s time to think about how you’ll […]