With Offshore outsourcing you outsource IT activities to a further country. Via SharpMinds this means to our location in Peru. By setting up an offshore remote development team you can expand your development capacity, you increase your search area and you get access to more qualified developers
What is offshore outsourcing?
With Offshore outsourcing you will work with dedicated developers from further countries. Speaking from a Dutch perspective: outside of Europe. At SharpMinds this means developers in Peru. The big advantage of offshore outsourcing is that due to the time difference, the development of your product goes through almost the entire day while you have enough overlap in time to manage the developers.
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Why choose Offshore Outsourcing?
Offshore outsourcing in any technology or software language
At SharpMinds you don’t have to make concessions when it comes to offshoring outsourcing. We find remote developers for all leading technologies and development languages. Whether it is a junior, medior or senior profile, we find the right developers for your specific assignment.
What are some advantages of offshore outsourcing via SharpMinds?
1. Access to talent
By expanding your search area, you are not only limited to the Netherlands for developers. With a larger range, there is also a greater chance that you will find the suitable developer who fits your organization.
2. Innovate faster
By expanding the development team, you can not only deliver products faster, it also enables you to innovate faster. Prepare your development team and have the access to the most recent techniques. This way you are more flexible in the market, and you stay ahead of your competition.
3. Dedicated colleagues at a distance
With you managing the Nearshore developers from SharpMinds yourself, they will really become part of your team and organization. This reduces the chance of noise or miscommunication.
4. Full HR unburdening
By choosing Nearshoring via SharpMinds you get full unburdening in the field of HR. This means that we ensure the full recruitment process, screening of developers, interim evaluations and the happiness of the developers. For example we regularly organized fun activities and make sure developers end up in a warm and lively community with good secondary employment conditions. We also offer support in English with English classes and good workplaces are available.
Wondering how we can help you hire developers?
At SharpMinds we always strive for a long-term collaboration. By offering developers a nice and challenging workplace, they will not only continue to work for a company, but also perform better. A win-win that we like to see. Below you can read our successful working method:
AcquaintanceThe first meeting is aimed at discovering whether our solution fits 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.
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 and hard skills and whether they fit within your corporate culture. 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 offshore outsourcing
Offshore outsourcing means outsourcing IT activities to a more distant country. By setting up an offshore remote development team, you can expand your development capacity, increase your search area, and gain access to more qualified developers.
To determine if offshore outsourcing is the appropriate solution for your organization, it is good to go through the following list:
• You want to expand your current development capacity or establish a new team
• You are set up for remote work
• You expect consistent quality
• Communicating in English is not a problem for you
• You want to be able to quickly communicate with your developers
• You want direct access to development capacity
• You are looking for high-quality developers.
There is a 6-hour time difference between Peru and the Netherlands. This means that at the end of the day, you generally have 2 to 3 hours to communicate with your team.
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.