After more than six years of helping U.S. companies find talent in the Latin American market, CodersLink has been on the frontlines of building cross-border, multi-national, and remote tech teams that traverse boundaries and redefine collaboration. One of the main lessons we’ve learned throughout the years is that talent exists everywhere and remote work has really highlighted that.
Technology’s language has been adopted across cultures and countries and skilled engineers and creative minds in every corner of the world are using this language and its innovative tools to do amazing things.
The hard part, of course, is finding that talent and connecting it with the right opportunity to maximize results and enhance outcomes.
The benefits and unique aspects of creating and managing remote teams have never been more apparent than it is today. Thanks to remote work, many companies in the U.S. are now keen on the possibilities that open up when jumping into new markets.
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What Does the Research Say About Building a Remote Tech Team?
Outsourcing IT development is nothing new. U.S. companies, for example, have outsourced certain roles to other countries like India since the late 90s and early 2000s. Of course, the landscape has changed considerably since then.
Economic and geopolitical factors have shifted the focus from certain markets and placed them in others. One example of this is China and India vs. Latin America. We’ve written about this dynamic in the past and how certain outsourcing markets have fallen out of favor with U.S. companies due to certain unique
In 2022, Harvard Business Review wrote about the increase of remote teams due to more and more companies finding skilled talent across borders. This has created an increase in globally diverse teams. According to Harvard Business Review, this not only drives innovation on a company level, but it also drives innovation on a national level (or country-level innovation). HBR suggested in 2022 that building a globally diverse team is getting easier.
Countries around the world are doing what they can to encourage technically-inclined minds to contribute to their growth and innovation. For example, countries like Japan have created a visa category that encourages tech talent to spend some time in their country. The UK has similar points-based visas that encourage skilled workers and are a big way that the country brings in tech talent. France has a unique entrepreneur visa.
With remote work, of course, this dynamic has changed. Relocation is no longer necessary to building culturally diverse teams. The improvement and enhancement of communication tools and platforms have improved the ability of remote teams to communicate and collaborate.
What We’ve Learned About Connecting Remote Tech Talent
There have been a lot of changes and lessons in the last few years concerning remote tech talent. And yes, despite the many challenges that arose during and after the covid pandemic, there were also a lot of possibilities and positive disruptions that seemed to have increased companies’ hunger and need for qualified and skilled talent.
Some of the lessons CodersLink learned along our journey to helping companies grow include:
- Building relationships is the best way to achieve optimal recruiting outcomes. By understanding both the talent side and where employers are coming from, remote teams are set up for success from the beginning.
- Mexico’s market is unique compared to the rest of Latin America. As our team knows, Mexico has invested a lot of time and money in making technology and tech education a priority. This has put the country in a good position to be a kind of ‘gateway.’
- Companies can use their global teams and the diversity they breed as a catalyst for innovation. While there are challenges to having a remote team across geographical borders, we find that companies can not only successfully integrate talent into their team but they can use the varying experience to their advantage.
Why Mexico is a Worthy Talent Market to Explore
Latin America has gained traction in the last few years when it comes to attracting VC investment, fomenting entrepreneurial activity, and breeding qualified tech professionals.
Mexico’s tech ecosystem stands out among other LATAM countries for several reasons:
- Cultural similarities
- Lower salaries compared to the U.S.
- Friendly trade relations with the U.S.
CodersLink’s Mission at Work, Helping Companies Solve the Talent Question
The CodersLink mission has always been about connecting world-class talent with top companies that can take that talent to the next level and achieve their company goals in the process.
In recent years, the talent question revolved around the talent shortage, talent gaps, and issues with high talent attrition. A lot of these issues can be solved by the right approach to recruiting.
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When companies engage in an efficient and well-designed recruiting and hiring process, the chances for a successful integration increase exponentially.