Hire a developer?
Do you urgently need a good developer? You’re not the only one! Currently, the labour market is tighter than ever, which means that recruitment requires huge investments. Hiring remote software developers can therefore be interesting. These remote developers are just as qualified as Dutch developers and you direct these remote developers yourself. We at SharpMinds fully unburden you in the field of HR. That is the SharpMinds formula.
Need a developer? Choose SharpMinds!
Hire a developer through SharpMinds
Is this your first time hearing about SharpMinds? Then we would like to tell you more about our organization. If your organization is urgently looking for developers, we match you with the best remote software developers – all working with a maximum of 1 hour time difference. This way you can quickly continue to develop software.
You manage your remote development team yourself and we recruit the developers and ensure that they have the right skills. In addition, we also take over all personnel matters from you. Our HR policy keeps the developers satisfied, motivated and happy, which means that they often continue to work for our clients for a very long time. And that’s only good for you – after all, you don’t want to onboard developers every month.
Would you like to hire a developer through SharpMinds? Contact us without obligation; we are happy to tell you everything you need to know.
What type of developer are you looking for?
At SharpMinds you don’t have to make any concessions when hiring developers. We find remote developers for all technologies and development languages. Whether it concerns a junior, medior or senior profile, we find the right developers for your specific assignment. We can recruit very specifically based on your vacancy.
Due to our 15+ years of experience in setting up remote development teams, we know exactly how to select the right remote developers with the correct hard and soft skills. Our developers even receive weekly English lessons to ensure that contact can run smoothly, without miscommunications. We think that’s important.
Why choose near or offshoring?
There are several ways to get developers. Increasing the recruitment budget and hiring an IT recruiter is often an obvious step. However, you will only continue to search in the limited pool of developers that the Netherlands has. If you are looking for a developer with specific skills and who fits within your company culture, this offer is relatively small. Another option is to create your own offer and start training people. Unfortunately, this requires a large investment in time, capital and guidance. Can’t make this investment and do you want direct access to development capacity?
Then nearshoring is the solution for hiring developers. This is what we offer at SharpMinds. With nearshoring, you outsource business activities to relatively nearby countries. At SharpMinds, this means that you build your own remote development team in Portugal, Bosnia Herzegovina or Ukraine. We also offer offshoring in exceptional circumstances (in Peru); contact us for more information.
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Need Developer? This is our method
At SharpMinds we always strive for a long-term collaboration between your organization and the remote developers. You manage your remote development team yourself and we focus on all HR matters in the broadest sense of the word. This is how we do our utmost to keep our developers happy. By offering the developers a pleasant and challenging workplace, they will not only continue to work for a company for longer, but will also perform better. A win-win that we like to see. Does hiring a developer through SharpMinds sound like something to you? These are the five steps we follow:
AcquaintanceThe first introduction is aimed at discovering whether our remote development solution suits your problem, but also fits your organization. We look at where you are now in terms of development, where you want to go and what requirements are set.
Team profileIf the use of remote developers proves to be the solution to your problem, a technical meeting will be scheduled. In this meeting, your current development team is discussed and it is examined with which profiles it should be supplemented. What hard and soft skills should your remote software developers have? We can only recruit properly with this information.
Recruitment & intakeWe look for suitable candidates based on the team profile and the vacancy. They are first invited for an intake to check whether their English language skills are sufficient, whether they have the right soft skills and whether they fit within your corporate culture. In the second interview, they have a technical meeting with one of our specialists to see if their hard skills also match your wishes. If there is a match in our opinion, the candidates will be presented to you.
ApplicationAfter the candidates have been screened by our recruiters, they will be introduced to you. Based on the profiles, you can decide for yourself who you invite for an interview. After this, the candidate can go through your own regular application procedure.
OnboardingThe candidate follows your own onboarding procedure. However, with our experience we like to think along and offer a helping hand if necessary.
Frequently asked questions about hiring developers
Yes! In addition to nearshore, we also work with offshore remote developers. Please contact us for this!
Our remote developers have only one priority: your project. After all, the remote workers really become part of the team. Freelancers are often short-term – before they finally really understand your product, the assignment often ends, while our developers really become colleagues at a distance. In addition, remote developers are often a lot cheaper than freelancers in the Netherlands.
No, after all, SharpMinds provides full HR support. Very handy!
Certainly! You only pay once a candidate actually starts work
Since we work nearshore, we can respond immediately if something is wrong. You can quickly and easily switch between your project manager and developer(s). In addition, we notice that many issues with remote development projects start with language barriers and miscommunications. That’s why we send our developers weekly English lessons.
In addition, we have been our own ‘guinea pigs’, so to speak: we work with our remote developers ourselves and through our own experience we have learned that communication is very important. That’s why we work with nearshore professionals, with project managers and we offer that English lesson.
We believe that only the right match can lead to a long-term partnership. That is why screening is one of the most important tasks in our policy. We screen not only for soft, but also hard skills before we introduce you. Saves you time and you ultimately decide whether to hire someone.
Definitely. A developer is dedicated. This means that your organization is the only client for this developer at that time.
Your remote developer really becomes part of the team. It is therefore very common for many of our customers to bring developers to the Netherlands for company parties, the launch of a new feature or brainstorming sessions. As a customer, you can also easily travel to our branches.
Need Developer? Depending on the profile, it takes us an average of 6 to 8 weeks to find suitable candidates for a vacancy. As soon as we have found it, we introduce the developer to you and we start building/expanding your remote development team.
For us, guaranteeing quality already starts in the application process. Before we introduce a developer to you, we have already done an initial screening of the soft skills and we have had a technical interview to assess the hard skills of the candidate. After all, the developers we are looking for have the same skills as your team here in the Netherlands and can perform at the same level. In the longer term, we guarantee quality by conducting an evaluation every six months with the developer, the development team and the customer.
There is always a two-month trial period for every developer. During this period, the contract can be canceled daily. After the trial period, it is possible to cancel the contract on a monthly basis.
An evaluation takes place every six months. Within this evaluation there is the possibility for the customer to assess the developer, the developer assesses himself or herself on his or her performance and there is an evaluation within the team.
From one of our offices at the various locations. In addition, the developer also has the option to work from home. Curious about our offices? Then take a look at our socials.
English. To guarantee the quality, our remote software developers receive weekly lessons in language and communication.
You! We have learned from our experience that direct contact with the developers works best. After all, you have the most in-house knowledge about your product and market. By switching immediately, the chance of noise and therefore miscommunication is minimized. You determine the working method yourself; for example with sprint sessions and monthly deadlines. You can also determine the tools with which you work. Because the remote developer is part of your own team, these are usually just the methods and tools that are already being used.