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Build a Remote Tech Team: A Guide to Working with the Top Software Developers in Mexico

by Carlos A. Vázquez    |    December 12, 2022    |      7 min read


Hire programmers: a guide to working with LATAM developers

Are remote tech teams the way of the future? For companies that need to hire programmers, software developers or engineers, the question is central to their growth and stability. 

A remote workforce is no longer an anomaly. The pandemic’s acceleration of digital transformation increased the demand for tech talent and drove many teams to embrace the remote model. In the U.S., many companies embraced the remote and hybrid models while others required their workers to return to the office. In places like Mexico and Latin America, however, remote work was a welcomed change and seems to have embedded itself in the region’s work landscape. 

Choosing nearshoring outsourcing to Mexico is a viable option for building committed remote tech teams.  Here’s a look at some market insights and our process in a little more detail. 

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Building Successful and High-Functioning Remote Teams 

How do you build a remote team that functions well? This is the ultimate question. 

Companies are interested in how this new model can guarantee equal or better results for their development, innovation, and growth. 

For many, the question of remote work remains up for debate. At this juncture, however, there are enough success stories and data to make a case for how remote work is shaping and improving the productivity of some job roles. Tech companies continue to embrace remote work, as it offers several benefits: increased productivity, opportunities for diverse teams, and it eliminates the need for a physical office—a major expenditure for many up-and-coming companies.  

Data shows that employers that were productive in the office can remain so at home. A Stanford University study that looked at 16,000 workers suggested that workers at home had increased productivity of 13% when compared to the previous year’s profits. 

One report from Owl Labs shows how the pandemic shifted employee expectations and their perspective on a work-life balance, often prioritizing how they work over their salary figures. The survey suggests that 90% of respondents said they achieved higher or equal productivity levels when they worked from home. 

Of course, remote team management is not without its challenges. The process really begins with how a company sources and hires talent. A bad hire can derail a company’s roadmap and halt its momentum.

Download our Remote Tech Teams guide to get more tips on building a remote team. 

In years of helping U.S. companies hire Mexican developers, we’ve established a core understanding on how to make lasting connections and increase a company’s success rates of hiring and retaining their talent. 

Remote Work in Mexico and Latin America 

The data suggest that remote work is highly-popular in Latin America. Our tech salaries survey reports that 90% of people that worked from home during the pandemic wanted to remain there as the world opened up. 

Other data throughout the region supports this idea. Atlantico’s LATAM report suggested that the region embraced remote work en masse. Before covid, only 14% of work in LATAM was fully remote. After the pandemic, the figure went up to 36%. The Consulting and Technology sectors are those that lead the way in integrating remote work.  

The data on remote work adoption in the region supports that in Mexico and Latin America remote work appears to have particular appeal to the culture and social structure of the society. 

Building a Remote Tech Team in Mexico and Latin America with CodersLink 

So how does CodersLink help companies build remote tech teams? As a talent solution partner deeply embedded in Mexico, we have a profound familiarity with the market and our growing network of tech talent. 

So how does it work? 

The first consideration companies have is how they tap into an entirely new market to hire programmers, developers, or other IT positions. The prospect often sounds daunting. Questions revolving around foreign labor laws and regulations, language barriers, as well as proper talent sources become top of mind and often deter companies from pursuing a viable option for their company growth. 

How a Talent Solutions Partner Streamlines the Process 

Headhunters and talent acquisition agencies are nothing new. Companies that assist the recruiting process have been around for a long time, but as we advance into the 21st century, talent recruitment needs restructuring. As the needs between employers and employees change, changes in the recruitment process are in order. CodersLink has embraced the idea of relationship-based recruiting over transactional recruiting. 

What does this mean?

The main difference is that the emphasis is on forming and developing relationships. Relationship-based recruiting shatters old models by shifting the focus on long-term partnerships that assist companies with their sourcing, hiring, and onboarding process. 

The CodersLink Process — From the Initial Meeting to After-Hire Support 

The process is built around several foundational principles. For us, it’s about forming partnerships on both ends. 

These deep-rooted connections help us when linking talent with the right opportunity. 

Step 1: The Initial Conversation 

The CodersLink process begins with understanding a company’s needs. During the initial meeting we aim to understand your company’s goals and objectives. 

Key questions we explore in this initial meeting include:

  • Hiring needs: Do you need to hire a programmer, a single developer or an entire team?
  • Budget and salary expectations: What is the salary you are proposing for the position
  • Position and job description: What tech role are you needing to fill? Do you have specific requirements for certain technologies, tech stacks, and languages? 
  • The state of the market: We review any relevant market trends and insights that might directly impact hiring. For example, new labor laws or high competition within a certain tech role. 

Step 2: The First Batch of Candidates 

Once we understand your needs and have your job description, our team on the ground goes through expert matchmaking by reviewing candidate profiles and choosing a batch of 2-3 possible options. Once you receive the candidate profiles you can choose your pick or return some feedback as to why this batch did not meet your expectations.  If the latter is the case, our team takes your feedback and looks for candidates that are better suited. 

Step 3: The Hiring Process 

Once you get a candidate that meets your needs, the companies are in full control of how they proceed with their hiring process. The CodersLink team helps you facilitate interviews and/or technical assessments that may be relevant to the position.

Step 4: Making an Offer and the Onboarding Process 

Once the company decides on the candidate, they can make the offer and proceed with the hiring process and onboarding process. While you are in full control of who and how you hire, CodersLink provides support throughout. 

The Pre-Hire and Post-Hire Support of a Talent Solutions Partner 

The new recruitment model is a reengineering of the approach to sourcing and hiring talent. The foundation rests on knowledge, transparency, and communication. Throughout the entire process, CodersLink provides market insights, support, and guidance. Not only do we help take care of candidates before the hiring happens but also after they are hired, and as they settle into the new position.  

Because Mexico is a different market, we realize that there are differences in culture and how the market moves and functions. Not only do we take care of the payroll, benefits, and administrative processes, but our role is to provide guidance on this, inform companies of relevant information, provide candidate support, and streamline all other aspects of the process. 

Learn More About How to Hire Programmers, Developers, and Engineers with CodersLink 

Whether you are hiring one or ten programmers, working with a talent solutions partner makes growing your team more efficient. Not only do we know the territory, we understand the speed of the market, the differences, and how that might be relevant for your particular situation. 

Hiring programmers, developers, and engineers is a major decision for any company looking to take their company to the next level of development. 

Learn more about what we do and how we do it by speaking with one of our team members. 


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