An organisation needs expert engineers to create software products and services from scratch and scale up. However, building a solid dedicated development team is not easy. Due to the high turnover rate of talent in the software industry, organisations question whether their employees have sufficient technical skills.
The lack of qualified candidates makes it difficult to fill job openings. Western markets face a severe shortage of tech talent, making it nearly impossible to hire local talent. This means they often spend a lot of unnecessary time and money sourcing a team of competent developers.
Even when an organisation hires the right developer, it doesn’t ensure he or she will stay with them forever. If its employee turnover remains high, the recruitment process will have to be restarted within weeks or months, resulting in setbacks that can stop software from reaching the market on time.
The offshore dedicated team model
Several decades ago, more than half of the western world faced a skill shortage. They found a solution to this talent crisis by outsourcing software development processes. Using outsourcing, organisations could assemble a team with the right partner quickly. The thinking went: ‘a third-party vendor is more cost-effective than hiring a local employee’.
However, outsourced engineers are not your direct employees but belong to a contracted company you hire to do the work for you. Because of this, getting more control over hiring and recruiting and being more hands-on with the product may be difficult.
By taking outsourcing a step further, offshoring solves those problems. A significant advantage of this method is that an offshore dedicated team of developers will work exclusively for you. Emerging tech nations, such as India, show great promise, but offshore dedicated teams' advantages are not always obvious.
The benefits of an offshore dedicated team
High-quality talent is the key to building an offshore dedicated team. The West faces tremendous pressure to find the right individuals with the right skills at the right price.
Emerging nations often have education and training systems that produce the qualified talent pool to build an offshore dedicated team of developers.
It is more affordable to hire elite developers in countries like India or the Philippines than in the West because of the lower cost of living. It ensures quality while providing access to a wealth of talent at a low price.
Organisations can also upskill their workforce and ease the burden of compex administration by offshoring some or all of their operations — often with an offshoring partner on the ground in the delivery location. Adding engineers with advanced, hard-to-find technical skills to your existing team at home can help you scale your business.
When to consider building an offshore dedicated team
With the right partner, you can build your dream team and scale your engineering capabilities in months, if not weeks. Consider changing when talent pools are scarce, prices are high, and recruiting processes become too time consuming.
It’s best to look elsewhere if you have difficulty hiring local talent and don’t want to pay exorbitant prices in a fierce seller’s market. While outsourcing can be cost– effective, it isn't sustainable in the long run and only serves as a temporary fix. Building an offshore dedicated team in an emerging tech nation is the smarter option.
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The dedicated development team model has many advantages, such as cost-effectiveness, hassle-free recruiting and team management.