How to Build a Nearshore Development Partnership

Using a nearshore outsourcing model can help tech companies grow teams of talented software engineers and developers. Nearshoring is cost-effective and convenient, allowing for ease of communication for remote teams. But, how can your company build a nearshore development partnership?

Nearshore outsourcing vs. onshore and offshore outsourcing

First, let’s discuss what nearshore outsourcing is. When companies use nearshore outsourcing, it refers to sourcing remote team members from nearby countries with similar time zones. Nearshore outsourcing strikes the perfect balance between cost and communication efficiency. The proximity of time zones makes communication a breeze, while keeping prices low.

Nearshore outsourcing is often compared to onshore and offshore outsourcing. Onshore outsourcing refers to sourcing team members from the company’s home country, which can be quite costly. While offshore outsourcing refers to sourcing team members from distant countries with prominent differences in time zones. Offshore outsourcing, while more affordable, presents communication challenges because of differences in time zones or language barriers.

Learn more about the difference between nearshore, onshore, and offshore outsourcing here.

How your company can build a nearshore tech development partnership

The first step companies should take when building a nearshore tech development partnership is to work with a qualified company, like Mismo, to evaluate and address development needs. Mismo is based in Costa Rica, right in the heart of Latin America’s booming tech market. For companies in the United States, nearshoring to Latin America can be a huge benefit.

Mismo uses a simple process to help companies grow and implement talented software developers and engineers while keeping cost savings at the forefront.

Step 1: Define

For the first couple days, Mismo will work with your company to understand your hiring needs and evaluate your business goals, budget, types of roles needed and your project timelines.

Step 2: Create Job Descriptions

Mismo will work with you to create job descriptions for all roles needed. We go through a process of ideation and editing, then we pass along the final product for your review and approval.

Step 3: Prospect and Hire

The first full week of this step is spent within the hiring process. We work with our talented pool of remote software engineers to find candidates who are a perfect fit for your team. We ensure all our engineers complete necessary paperwork, have the proper skills for your jobs, and conduct interviews on your behalf.

Step 4: Contracting

From prospecting and hiring, Mismo then moves into handling all the contracting and HR – saving you time, money, and headaches. We conduct a thorough MSA review and evaluate contract terms with both you and your new engineers.

Step 5: Onboarding and ongoing feedback

Lastly, we assist with any onboarding needs, facilitate any trips to the United States that may be necessary, meet with developers and account managers, and conduct review to ensure the teams are working efficiently.

It’s just that simple! Mismo handles nearly every aspect of the discovery, contracting and onboarding process so that you can focus on your business goals.

Learn more about Mismo’s innovative process for onboarding remote teams. To discover how Mismo can help your business grow a talented remote team of software developers and engineers, get in contact with us today.

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