Too often companies turn the hiring process of a software development company into a purchasing process. They attempt to negotiate the cheapest possible deal with a vendor, and as a result, they nearly guarantee that they will receive poor service and an inferior product. Companies should approach hiring a software outsourcing partner with the same mindset they would use to hire their own staff.
When companies recruit employees, they look for the best candidates possible. They put them through interviewing and reference check processes, have them attend internal training programs and team building sessions, and take all other steps necessary to ensure that the employee will contribute to the success of the company.
Companies don’t buy employees, and most companies would never consider negotiating with candidates so they can hire the person who will take the cheapest possible salary. If they did, companies would risk hiring an employee who might leave as soon as a better offer came along. That would result in higher costs for the company because they would have to engage in another recruitment and training process. Unfortunately, some companies still use practices to hire an software development company that they would never use if they were hiring staff internally.
Hiring an outsourced software development team is like hiring employees. The offshore team is your team. Therefore, it pays to be fair and equitable to the team you hire. You want your vendor’s programmers to be people you can work with over time, to produce successful products that will benefit your company. And you should expect to pay for that service, the same way you would for production from your internal employees.
Applying faulty logic to hiring a software outsourcing company will create the same problems you would experience if you hired internally. You risk poor performance and the possibility of having to spend additional time looking for another vendor. When it comes to software development, you can’t turn a creative and collaborative process into a financial transaction. If you do, don’t expect to see a return on your investment.
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