HOW TO CHOOSE A SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY FOR OUTSTAFFING

SUMMARY

 Outstaffing is an excellent method to expand your business. In fact, some of the world’s largest companies use outstaffing services. To keep constant growth and productivity, you should find the right balance of in-house employees and outstaffed team members.

At Codeex, we offer end-to-end IT services across many countries and industries. We have a team of great engineers, developers, and other professionals who can help you make your business more productive and efficient.

Ready to start your outstaffing journey? Schedule a free consultation session with us, and let’s great started!

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Codeex outstaffing
With outstaffing, opportunities are virtually limitless. Ever needed a software developer but couldn’t find the right match? Are taxes too high in your country? Outstaffing can be the solution.

However, it’s easy to get confused when finding the right outstaffing partner. As software industry insiders, the Codeex team is happy to share with you tips that’ll hopefully put you on the track toward achieving your business goals.
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IT Outstaffing Essentials

Companies across the world will spend on outsourcing and outstaffing as much as $936.6 billion by 2027, finds Grand View Research, Inc. And the rate is predicted to increase by 7.7%, year over year.

But when trying to understand how outstaffing works, it’s key to consider its relationship with outsourcing. By outsourcing, software companies delegate the completion of work from A to Z to their partner. The client pays for the final product. They don’t contribute to the development process. Generally speaking, outsourcing is ideal for companies with no technical expertise.

In contrast, outstaffing allows you to temporarily hire your partner’s development team’s services. You agree through a contract to lead the team.

Outstaffing is becoming increasingly more popular as companies start to assess whether it’s necessary to have their own developers.

In a nutshell, outstaffing makes the services of highly-qualified developers available at affordable prices. But there’s more to it:

  • No need to train
  • Low rates
  • Direct control over the development process
  • Increase in your organization’s expertise

But how to make outstaffing work for you? Read on to discover.

Geographical location of outstaffing

1. Check geographical location

The first thing to consider when finding an outstaffing partner is their location. You’ll want to ensure that your software development partner’s team is located not far from your permanent location. All you have to do is identify the city they’re in and open a world clock to see if the time difference works for you.

Will they be available to land a hand quickly when a technical issue occurs? 

When identifying the right partner, pick a software development company with proven experience in handling multiple projects and different timeframes.

Excitingly, Codeex has decades of experience providing outstaffing services to partners across the globe; from the United States to various European and Asian countries. 

Talk to us now to discover what’s in our services for you.

Company culture in outstaffing

2. Pick a partner with similar company culture

Developers’ smooth transition to your team is crucial. It goes without saying that business partnerships with shared values often bring success.

In fact, when people have a sense of belonging in the workplace, they are more productive, dedicated, and 3.5 times more likely to invest their entire skillset, according to Harvard Business Review research at the Center for Talent Innovation.

People seek connection with the staff they work with. To ensure the new team members feel at home, you can ask employees to check in with one another. Personally and professionally.

Or you may decide to use a shortcut and pick employees from a company with a similar culture.

Throughout the cooperation with your partner company, you’ll rely on effective communication to make decisions and set goals. Having a similar company culture ensures that your new temporary employees are used to getting things done in a way that’s not much different from how you approach things in the workplace.

So you achieve harmony in the workplace while your employees feel at home. Win-win.

3. Use Linkedin

Linkedin can be an incredible asset when searching for a partner software development company‘ says Mushegh Mavisakalyan, Codeex’s Co-Founder & CTO.

‘See how many employees a company has on Linkedin; check their experience. Many top software developers use the platform to promote their services online. And they constantly update their profiles to attract the big names. So you’ve got a brilliant resource at your disposal to snatch top talents.’

Once you find software development companies that appear to tick all the boxes, it’s the right time to contact them.

‘What’s their approach like? Do they answer your inquiries thoroughly? Do they ask follow-up questions? These are a few things to look for when communicating with an IT company for the first time.’

Keep reading to learn more about the importance of smooth communication.

Clear communication in outstaffing

4. Look for clear, empathetic communication

How do the first few interactions go with your prospective partner? Are misunderstandings left to a minimum? 

‘Your first communication with a software development company can tell you much about their commitment to creating value for their customers. Do they emphasize your concerns and seek to offer immediate solutions? 

It shouldn’t be too hard to see whether the team genuinely cares‘ says Mushegh Mavisakalyan.

Create a list of questions you want to ask the software company in addition to the information they’ll give you. While crystal clear communication can take you a long way, not getting quality answers to your inquiries may suggest it’s time to look elsewhere.

Besides developing your own opinion of a company, it’s always good to check what others think of them. More about reviews to follow.

Checking reviews at outstaffing

5. Check the reviews

Reviews are an excellent means of learning what a company does best and where they fall short.

Needless to say that some firms may fake client reviews. Though, with a few tips, you should be able to determine the authenticity.

1. See who wrote the review
Is the reviewer an authority in a given field? Does the profile appear it belongs to a real person?

2. Check the wording
If you come across jargon, the review may not be authentic. After all, no one besides professionals uses technical language.

3. Identify patterns
Virtually all businesses receive negative reviews at some point.

However, if a company regularly receives negative feedback about a particular service, you’d be better off looking for alternative solutions.

At Codeex, we pride our developers’ unique talents and abilities. It’s a joy for us to help businesses grow. And thankfully, our commitment to work’s been appreciated worldwide.

Here’s what our partners think of us:

‘Codeex helped us to improve our idea from the very beginning when we reached out to them. They worked with us as a partner from the start for creating app wireframes and defining UI/UX even before signing the contract’ says Daniel Lapp, CEO at Trymeet ApS.

Thanks to the Codeex team, we finally got rid of managing XLS data in hundreds of files. Codeex got far beyond the initial idea and automated all the workflow we have been doing manually, with no to minimal additional charge for that‘ says Olga Arefeva, Head of Customer Relations department.

Trial assignments in outstaffing

6. Ask prospects to complete a trial assignment

Business partnerships thrive when you have trust and reliability. To ensure you can rely on your prospective employees, consider testing them by assigning a task. 

This shouldn’t be anything too complicated. Here you’ll want to ensure that they are able to deliver on time; that they follow your instructions. 

You’ll learn a lot from these interactions and be able to spot any red flags before hiring new team members.

Bottom line

Outstaffing is an excellent method to expand your business. In fact, some of the world’s largest companies use outstaffing services. 

To keep constant growth and productivity, you should find the right balance of in-house employees and outstaffed team members.

At Codeex, we offer end-to-end IT services across many countries and industries. We have a team of great engineers, developers, and other professionals who can help you make your business more productive and efficient.

Every business aims to grow, develop and become bigger. Our company achieves this by building long-term collaboration with our partners through ensuring open, transparent communication and high-quality in our work‘ says Artashés Margaryan, Codeex’s Co-Founder & CEO.

Ready to start your outstaffing journey? Schedule a free consultation session with us, and let’s great started!