With a rise in demand for software developers and other technical specialists in many European countries, and, specifically in the Netherlands, many companies are starting to look for suitable candidates across the borders.
In the current situation in the Dutch market, it’s hard and expensive to hire a suitable candidate. Hiring a freelancer can be an option, but it has disadvantages like expertise confirmation, the difference in time zone, culture and security, and law enforcement. There is one more, relatively new, but no less effective option for filling open positions in the ICT field - Nearshoring.
What is nearshoring
Nearshoring is the practice of transferring a business operation to a nearby country, especially in preference to a more distant one. Both parties expect to benefit from one or more of the following elements: geographic proximity, time zone, cultural, social, linguistic, economic, political, or historical linkages.
Benefits of nearshoring in software development
One of the most apparent benefits of the nearshore business model for software development is the time zone. Working in the same hours of the day leads to a workforce that is more stable and productive and, as a result of it - an expansion of work volume. Communication is the key to the successful delivery of IT projects. Team interaction is made much more comfortable as they are happening in real-time. Good knowledge of a common language means you can be fully involved in a project and have a clear understanding of all the processes going on.
Travel between locations is made more simple and common under the nearshore model. Time and geographic proximity enable operational cohesion, effectiveness, and team camaraderie.
Different work ethics in an offshore model makes project-oriented collaboration difficult. Work expectations, deadlines can be interpreted differently. Also, diversity in hierarchy systems can influence the speed of decision making and, therefore, on the execution of the whole project. While cultural differences also exist inside Europe, the common understanding of professionalism and efficient work requirements is pretty much alike. That’s why Eastern European countries such as Poland, Croatia, Serbia, and Romania are quite exciting destinations in nearshoring for the Netherlands. Also, these countries provide high education, with a remarkable number of IT-students graduate there every year.
Nearshore teams are an excellent option to help you scale on demand in the event of technical staff shortages. Instead of waiting for the right developer to pop out of nowhere on a local market, there is a nearshoring option to consider before wasting too much time, money, and nerves on the recruiting process.
Nearshoring in Amsterdam Standard
Amsterdam Standard is the company with significant experience in nearshoring. With headquarters in Amsterdam and a talented team of developers in Poland, we are ready to get your challenging project on board. We are the team you can rely on - proved by the many Dutch companies in a long-term partnership with Amsterdam Standard.
The launching process of nearshoring worker/ team from Amsterdam Standard
The hiring process of nearshore specialists looks pretty similar to the usual hiring process: CV submitting, phone, and face to face interviews, but without any risks for your party. Our specialists in different fields of IT are ready to work on your upcoming or existing projects. Get in touch with us to find your new IT colleague.