14 Dec 2018

Having teammates spread across wide geographies and different time zones has its challenges, and there are strong opinions, both pro, and con. With the speed of the highly competitive software development market and the need for continuous improvement in application development, trends are pointing towards companies trying to find and retain the best talent, wherever they may be.

03 Dec 2018

Many communication pitfalls can derail an otherwise productive conversation with a geographically distributed, Agile team. In my experience, an accusatory tone, even though unintentional, can turn an otherwise productive conversation into a defensive situation, and you are then reliant on an intermediary to recognize and diffuse the situation.

21 Nov 2018

In my last post, I laid out my impressions of the philosophical differences between "recruitment" and "talent acquisition." The conclusion was that the convenience of having a formal talent acquisition strategy is vital to those enterprises looking to grow and compete in a very competitive industry for finding and retaining talent. Now, let's consider how this applies when an organization's growth exposes operations and talent acquisition to different countries and cultures.

12 Nov 2018

The title may come off as a bit dramatic, so I’ll clarify what I mean. It’s impossible always to be professional. We have our personal lives and downtime. You shouldn’t keep up a business persona during all occasions. That sounds exhausting. What I am saying is to consider how you are perceived at three crucial points during your time with a company and the importance of being considered as consistently “professional.” Be mindful of the impression you make while interviewing for a company, while you are working for them, and when you leave. So, when we look at it this way, yes, always behave like a professional when dealing with potential, current, or former colleagues.

05 Nov 2018

According to the research of Martin Seligman, author of “Learned Optimism,” the answer is, yes. However, if you are a pessimist, you probably don't believe it.

29 Oct 2018

Saying that the software development industry is hyper-competitive is an understatement. And, in this volatile marketplace, employers are perpetually looking for professionals with skills that are adaptable across multiple technologies, implementation methodologies, and frameworks. So, if your technical skills are strong, you shouldn’t have to worry about your professional development. Right? If you agree, you are only partially correct. In our experience, technical proficiency is not the only thing that matters for employers.

26 Oct 2018

It is common to see an interchangeable use of the terms “Talent Acquisition” and “Recruitment." The reality is, that even though they are similar, there is a vast difference between them.