The most common answer companies normally use to justify why they are not using Outsourcing resources is that they have all the necessary competencies at “home” and they prefer to hire directly in case of need.
No one is saying that in-house competence is not as good or as skilled as outsourced ones, however, outsourcing can be used as a way to scale up or accelerate your project, but mainly to broaden your in-house team’s skills.
So how can the nearshore software outsourcing work as a way to broaden your team’s skills?
The world is going through a digital transformation process which means that the companies need to move fast in order to catch this bullet train and keep up with the speed of the new demanding trends.
This also means that finding talent resources, following up your company hiring process, can take several months. But this is only one side of the coin. The most important thing about using a Nearshore software outsourcing team is having that skilled talent ready to jump in, helping your in-house team ramping up your projects faster and, thanks to having the experience of different industries and projects, finding the best tailored solution for you.
This way one will keep the desired pace for project delivery timelines without interfering with the possibility or not of keeping the direct hiring processes on going.
Choose your Nearshore team from a company willing to be your “partner in crime”
This is another important point that needs to be taken into consideration – and that makes a total difference. Providing a skilled team is one thing, but having a true partner willing to engage with you, to share the risks of your business together, to help you and advise you on how to leverage your business through the digital perspective and solutions is another one.
Find a partner with the same mindset as your own and build a trusting relationship together and you can be sure that, not only you will have a skilled Nearshore team here, but also a reliable partner to help you grow in the right direction. At the end, it’s all about being first or being on top of the wave with all skill sets needed and the right trustful partner with you.
Take advantage of your Nearshore partner’s experience and know-how
So far I’ve driven you between the importance of the technical skill set and choosing the right partner, but broadening your team’s skills also means enriching your teams with people with new visions and inputs, tackling approaches from different angles allowing this way to foster your company towards the desired goals.
Nearshore partners have normally experience with different industry sectors, bringing this know-how to your team and adding an extra value to your business.
Nearshore partners need to have the responsibility to keep investing in their people, providing them with certifications and learning path opportunities in order to keep their teams up to date and motivated. So be sure you choose wisely your partner and look as well at the way they are training and certifying their teams. This way you’ll be sure you are providing your teams with the right skill set people and learn more about our Nearshore Centre in Portugal.
Gonçalo Ferrada, Nearshore Unit Manager