Why You Should Visit Your Offshore Team

https://vimeo.com/159097907 The 9th in our series of evaluating an offshore vendor. Why not take a trip and visit your team? Visiting your team results in increased creativity and collaboration. Related articles: Have you written off offshoring? Learn what changed this CEO’s mind. [Video Transcript] It’s pretty common for companies like GitHub, which is highly distributes, to […]

Why Productivity Measurements Matter with Offshore

https://vimeo.com/161479962Productivity measurement is an essential process for any team. Check out the video to learn what you need to know when it comes to productivity and offshore, or check out some related articles. Do you Need a Dedicated Scrum Master? Agile and Scrum, Lean and Kanban: a Brief History  How to Set Up Trello for […]

Why you Must Make Sure your Offshore Vendor has Employee Training

The seventh in our series about evaluating an offshore vendor. Make sure your vendor has ongoing training opportunities. For more information about employee training, check out the links below. 7 Reasons Why Your Company Should Have Been Training its Employees by Now.  Have you Written off Offshoring? Learn What Changed this CIO’s Mind. [Video Transcription] […]

Why a Vendor’s HR Department is so Important

https://vimeo.com/158969499The sixth in our series about evaluating an offshore vendor. Make sure you understand the value of a human resources department. For more info related to this topic, check out some of our articles below.  How to Make your Employees Happy, Productive, and Want to Stick Around 5 Resolutions for you and your Coworkers in 2016 […]

Examining your Offshore Vendor’s Working Conditions

https://vimeo.com/152743406Workplace culture determines the quality of your team’s work, and the retention of your employees. Watch the video above to learn about how to evaluate an offshore vendor and their workplace environment. Check out these links to read more about how we craft a workplace culture that leads to long term retention. Retaining Employees: Infographic […]

Evaluating a Vendor’s Retention Strategy [video]

https://vimeo.com/151952884The 4th video in our series on how to evaluate an offshore vendor is all about retention. Check out the video to understand the importance of employee retention for you, your team, and your product. Check out the links below for EC Group’s tips on how to boost your company’s retention. Retaining Employees: Infographic How […]

Why Control Matters for Offshore Teams [video]

https://vimeo.com/152722571 Development teams that choose to be involved with offshore partners often don’t think Agile is an option, but CIO writes that Agile can work for a distributed team, as long as you pick the right offshore partner. We agree, check out our video series for our ten tips for evaluating if an offshore vendor is right […]

Making Communication with Offshore Developers Work [video]

https://vimeo.com/152708051 Have you ever worked with an offshore vendor and felt like you never had the opportunity to meet with the people doing your development work? Did you feel like you were being shielded from your team because things weren’t going well? Communication with offshore developers is just as important as communication with people on […]

How to Make Employees Happy, Productive, and Want to Stick Around

How do you make your employees happy and productive? And what causes them to actually want to stay with your company? It is easier said than done. Some people think employee happiness is overrated (do you?). “Being happy at work isn’t just good for the employees. It’s good for the company, too. After all, a […]

How Bench Resources Hurt Software Developer Retention

https://vimeo.com/151952637 If you’re looking for an offshore vendor, be aware that most just assign their clients a set of bench resources. This might not seem like a problem, in fact it might seem completely reasonable. But think about it this way: offshore vendors are notorious for their high attrition rates of their employees—attrition ends up […]