Using Social Media to Attract Technical Talent

Social Media are part our lives and are changing the communication channels, shopping form, inclusive ways to recruit talent. Social networks platform allow that job positions can reach to more people and our ads have more impact, attracting more talent and people interested in work in our company.

In the past job positions was posting in newspapers and another conventional media, using social networks can improve hiring deadline and resources invested is a hard work. today job seekers rely in social networks to search and apply to a job. Identify where they are gather to bring job positions in front of they and recruit them. 

Most popular social sites to hire talent are: LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, but exist another marketplaces to hire good talent for example, Toptal, X-Team and 4Geeks Teams.A difference between social sites and marketplaces is about management and deadline of talent. Posting jobs in this social platform can improve visibility of jobs ads to potential candidate…

How to Setup a Great Job Interview?

Interviews in screening process is a fundamental step to recruit successful. Do not exist a guide to standard interviews, all are different because all people have different personalities and skills. It define how company are looking for, exist profiles and abilities that are necessary to job position.

First you need to filter candidates resumes by skills and job requirements. Put attention on candidate's experience, skills, educations and past job recommendations. Filtering resumes is not an easy work depends of experience and artfulness.

Ingredients for a successful interview Does not exist ingredients for a successful interview, just be spontaneous and clear about the company are looking for, checklist and profiles not all time comply with goals in the organizations.

Is important to have clear objectives and maybe a list of attribute requirements as an inspiration, job descriptions is an important tool about companies requirements and  define profiles and minimal skills for ea…

Experience or Potential in the Recruitment of Software Engineers?

With more and more software developers autodidacts and companies often hiring to meet deadlines, fill a vacancy quickly or take on new projects, a debate has emerged on whether a young candidate’s potential can outdo another’s years of hands-on experience.

The difficulty of funding studies while still having not found regular, full-time employment, coupled with the impracticality of studying to enhance one’s skills once installed in the workforce full-time means that many software developers are taking the initiative to study at home, to bring their skills set to a higher level and enhance their chances of getting hired.

Such a do-it-yourself approach is common in Latin America, for example, where a student’s access to a costly course may be limited, or courses may not be available in their location, and which can result in a candidate for a position within a software company being well qualified, but without necessarily having the required coursework on their CV.

This DIY approach ca…

5 Strategies to Manage Remote Teams Worldwide

Management could be difficult due numerous factors, the distance and task planification and activities produce procrastination and bad results for the organizations, manage remotes teams is a challenge to mid a big size companies.

Analyzing the performance with KPI's can improve the results to the companies, look for metrics and evaluate weak point and how to fix that.

Remote teams around the world are managed by big companies to improve operations saving money and resources. Manage teams is not easy; time-zone and culture could difficult this process. Many companies assign a leader or team leader as mediator between clients and providers.

How Can I manage remote teams?
1. Hiring Talent  First step to manage remote teams is to putting together a team. Hiring process could be a huge problem if not have enough experience and don't have idea about the market rates.

Exist numerous ways to hire success talent. For example4Geeks Teams have experience hiring software engineer on-deman…

How Accelerators Can Add Value to Startups

According to the latest Global Accelerator Report, there were over 579 accelerators operating worldwide, deploying more than US$206 million into thousands of startups per year, but with the recent uptick in entrepreneurship activity, that number could grow significantly.

Latin America is a growing market for accelerators, and in Chile alone there are more than 80 programs supporting entrepreneurs, ranging from accelerators to competitions for equity-free grants.

While Y Combinator in Silicon Valley piloted accelerator programs, Start-Up Chile arguably acts as the regional role model for Latin America. Just as the launch of YC triggered an explosion of accelerators in the US, dozens – if not hundreds – of programs have cropped up across Latin America in the nine years since Start-Up Chile debuted.

However, not all accelerators are created equal. And with so many available options, it has become increasingly more challenging to attract the top startups to apply. For accelerators who do …

[SOLVED] My Team is Working in Different Time-Zones, I Can't Progress Anymore.

I know tons of startup founders, product managers and decision makers who come to me and say me: "Hey Allan, my team is working in different time-zones, I can't progress anymore. I need to change my software development team... I can't keep meeting at nights only".

This is very common issue what clients comes to 4Geeks.

I'm assuming your current provider, software developers and consultants are located in Asia or Europe. That's OK, but your product need a robust vision, leadership, communication, and team collaboration. If your ideas are not well received, your product won't scale.

Planning success is not an easy task. I really know how frustrating could be to move task to "backlog" column and see how weeks moves on.... over and over.

You're not alone. In this blog post I will provide you exactly answers and options I advise our more important clients. I want to be 100% transparent with you.

Speed is key to success. Are you with me? Great. C…

5 KPIs to Hire Software Engineers That You Should Know

Recruiters and HR people are committing the same wrongs, if not define KPI's metrics and define a hiring plan, maybe your efforts are not have positive results, in business and recruiting the phrase: if you not measure, you do not know how to improve.

Times are changing and get talent is more difficult and the staffing and outsourcing agencies fight to get more qualified employees.

Is important define the plan, companies could be able to collate information and filter data with specifications and profiles skills, evaluate process is necessary to improve weak areas and do not waste efforts and time. While all companies have different contract systems and protocols exist standard steps to be efficient with KPI´s metrics.

5 KPI's Metrics to improve the hiring process

1. Effective Channels Look for talent start with a good hiring sources and channels of communications, the social networks and websites are effective channels to put ads and jobs positions, years ago the newspapers …

Save 55% by Hiring Software Teams in Latin America

Some companies and startups are planning to hire software engineers. The hire process is so difficult nowadays, an advice is optimization of hiring process with agencies or freelances resources, balance the benefits and strengths when outsource services, analyze the benefits and focus your talent in another challenges.

Outsourcing services is an option to get trained talent and an excellent price, difference with nearshore and another kind of services is manage time and tasks, key benefits of the nearshore are have a team reducing operating cost, taxes, payroll and bonus. By the other side the offshore can difficult the deadline, the culture and time zone can be an interference the relationship with clients.

Language in the nearshore companies improve the relationship with clients and reduce the border between cultures, an  example are Latin America countries that improve communications than Asian countries, US companies are contracting nearshore companies to manage their employees i…