As many employers will attest, hiring tech talent is near impossible.
This is due to an ongoing tech talent shortage, common in hubs like Singapore and Hong Kong.
According to a CNA article, a 2017 poll done by the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation on the shortage of tech workers, had already revealed the degree of their scarcity.
At 91 percent, startups felt the most impact from the talent shortage.
This is followed by small-and-medium-sized enterprises, or SMEs (76 percent) and multinational companies (75 percent).
The five roles that were the most in demand are programmers (54 percent), business development (50 percent), cybersecurity specialists (40 percent, system architects (38 percent) and engineers (36 percent).
Furthermore, Covid-19’s push for work-from-home arrangements has worsened the tech talent shortage.
Hence, it comes as no surprise that employers are in a bind.
How will remote talent help?
With local tech talent in hindering growth, employers may want to look to nearby countries to build their remote teams.
But many employers are also unfamiliar with managing and engaging remote hires.
That’s why Glints has launched a new ebook Remote Hiring for Startups, for employers new to the remote hiring process.
What’s more, the ebook is completely free, serving as an easy-to-read guide for startups in building their first remote team.
What does the ebook cover?
The ebook covers the basics of assembling remote teams, coupled with some dos and don’ts for managing them.
Here is a brief outline of the ebook:
- What are some common reasons for hiring remote talent
- The differences between offshoring, outsourcing and onshoring
- The pros and cons of remote hiring
- Who to hire, and what roles suit remote working
- What skills do Indonesia, Taiwan and Vietnam remote talents offer
- How to manage and engage your remote team
We hope this ebook will enlighten you on any questions you may have about remote hiring.