Recruiting IT specialists has always been a challenging process. In addition, if you’ve decided to explore the benefits of outsourcing software development to such countries as Poland, you will be forced to navigate the complexities of the local market, including various types of employment.
You may be asking yourself if recruiting Polish developers is a task you can handle yourself or you should use a specialized IT recruitment agency in Poland. To help you decide, we’ve made a list of six signs you should look out for to know if it’s time to outsource recruitment.
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Isn’t it a paradox that we suggest you should pay to save money? Well, the answer is quite simple. You pay an agency in Poland for professional recruitment services, but the cost you incur is a one-time expense. If you want to recruit developers in Poland, but you don’t have an HR department specialized in IT recruitment, you’ll additionally have to spend a lot of money on effective technical recruitment processes. Specifically, you’ll have to pay for:
In addition, you’ll most likely have to prepare for small, unexpected expenses that tend to pop up from time to time, not to mention that all these things take time, and time is money.
So if you don’t have the time or the money to spend on all these things, this is the first sign that you should outsource recruitment. In addition to knowing the local market and having access to a vast pool of pre-screened candidates, the best IT recruitment agencies in Poland use all these processes and tools skillfully and effectively, so you don’t have to worry about implementing them in your company. In a word, everything is ready to be used.
At Humeo, we specialize in IT recruitment, so we avoid saying that “IT developers have exaggerated expectations” or “there’s no reasoning with developers.” We appreciate the relations we have with developers, which result from many years of staying in contact with IT professionals. Needless to say, it’s part of our job description to stay on top of market trends. In other words, we understand Polish developers and their expectations, because we listen to what IT professionals have to say every day.
To get to know a specific professional group, you simply need to spend enough time with its members. You and your recruitment team may be too busy to do so, which may be the reason why you don’t know how to talk to developers.
If you’re already wondering if you have enough time to recruit all software developers for your new IT hub, you should know that something’s happening.
You may have an excellent team of technical recruiters as well as tried and tested processes, but the scale of the project may overwhelm you. Not because you don’t pay enough attention to quality, but for purely practical reasons – you may simply run out of staff. In this case, you should consider working on both fronts. In other words, you recruit as many candidates as possible yourself, but you also partner with an IT recruitment agency in Poland to fill the remaining vacancies. This is the most reasonable option as long as you remember two things:
If you’re just starting your business, you must prepare for certain obstacles faced by every start-up.
For these two reasons, foreign tech companies looking to hire Polish developers are very likely to use the services of an IT recruitment agency in Poland. In this way, the agency becomes an ambassador for the foreign employer’s brand in the context of not only a specific job advertisement but also the image of the organization it represents.
The recruitment process has been dragging on for weeks (or even months), you’ve spent plenty of money on paid advertisements and promotion campaigns, and you’ve even devoted your free time to the project, and… nothing. You think you’ve done everything you can to find and recruit the best IT specialists. But you haven’t used the services of an IT recruitment agency…
You may ask why an agency should find the right candidate if you have already done so much, but all your hard work has led you nowhere. Here are some of the reasons:
Do you know the feeling when you’ve hoped for success, but missed it narrowly? I hope you don’t, or at least not in the context of IT recruitment. But if you do, you know very well how frustrating it is when a developer you hired a few weeks ago quits, and you realize that many weeks of recruiting candidates and all the blood, sweat, and tears that went into the process were for nothing.
There may be many reasons why newly-hired developers behave this way. For example, you may be paying too little attention to your brand as an employer (we wrote about this in Humeo’s blog post “5 Trends To Look Out for in Employer Branding”). Regardless of what went wrong, the effect is the same: the employee is gone, and you need to start the recruitment process from scratch. Unless… you’ve hired an IT recruitment agency.
The best recruitment agencies in Poland offer recruitment guarantees, often for as many as 90 days. If the newly-hired developer is dismissed before this period expires, the agency will find a replacement candidate, of course at no extra charge. You can rest assured your problem will be solved 🙂
Ultimately, it’s up to you if you want to outsource recruitment to a recruitment agency. You already know the most important reasons why this is a good option, especially if you’re looking to recruit Polish developers. Most importantly, by partnering with a specialized IT recruitment agency in Poland, you’ll save time and money, benefit from professional and ongoing consultancy services, and receive technical and task-related support as well as help in difficult and unexpected situations.
Even if you don’t decide to use Humeo’s IT recruitment services, I hope the tips we share on our blog will help you to recruit IT specialists for your projects 🙂