IT Hiring: Does a Software Developer Have To Go to College?

A group of college graduates take a selfie, illustrating the decision in IT hiring to look for a college graduate as a software developer.

IT hiring has become even more challenging with the current labor shortage. With the rising cost of traditional four-year university education, more and more people are turning to self-education to learn the skills they need for their desired careers. This is especially true in software development, where a college degree is not always necessary to […]

Offshore Vs. Nearshore: Which Makes the Best Software Development Team?

Software development team from India illustrates the advantages of offshore vs. nearshore outsourcing.

Offshore vs. Nearshore. Have you considered these outsourcing options? Outsourcing is the fastest and most cost-effective way to complete your software development. With outsourcing, you get to hire an external resource to handle specific app development functions. For years, the ability to cut costs by outsourcing to the growing skilled labor pool in developing countries […]

Boost Employee Morale: Physical Fitness Lays a Foundation for Success

A group of workers boost employee morale and productivity through stretches and physical fitness.

Does physical fitness increase employee morale and productivity? Today’s workplace environments are ideal settings for exercise motivation as more businesses recognize the important link between physical and mental health. Previous studies (mostly focused on office workers) found that about 50% of office workers experience musculoskeletal disorders and other health-related quality-of-life diseases. As an employer, you […]

Good Leadership Starts With Knowing When To Hold Your Tongue

Woman covers her mouth with her finger, illustrating that good leadership involves being quiet and knowing when to delegate.

Wielding your words well is a challenge for anyone in a position of leadership that wants to foster a strong team. When a leader speaks, the team (and company) listens. Not to say that everyone in the company walks in lockstep with the leader at his whim, it’s just to say that the leader’s words […]

Retention Rate: 10 Ways to Increase Loyalty Among Software Developers

Group of developers in huddle, grasping hands, at a company with a high retention rate.

In a world where keeping talented employees is becoming increasingly difficult, you must do everything in your power to increase loyalty. According to recent studies, employee retention rates have declined for the past few years, especially for IT teams and software developers. High turnover affects the bottom line. As a result, businesses are losing out […]

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 […]

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 does Getting out of the Office Make Teams Stronger?

Receive content like this and more in your inbox! Video Transcript: There’s an old piece of advice that people give to someone contemplating getting married, and they say take a trip with that person. If you go and you spend seven days on a road trip with them and you come back and you still want to get married, […]