Reap the Benefits of Working with Remote Talent in South America
Telecommuting, remote working, working from home: no matter what you call it, this way of work is increasing in popularity. Millions of people now classify themselves as remote workers, and both employers and employees are benefiting greatly from these relationships.
This increase in remote workers has a lot to do with improvements in technology. But this is far from the only factor: Employers identify a number of benefits as a result of employing remote workers. For example, remote workers can be more productive than their office counterparts. According to a recent survey, 53 percent of the remotely workers who responded said they were more likely to work overtime, compared to just 28 percent of in-office employees surveyed.
According to a report by The New York Times, 43% of Americans said that they spend some time working remotely. This is definitely becoming a mainstay, but not only in the U.S.: there are places like Asia, Eastern Europe or Latin America where working remotely is more and more frequent.
At TECLA, we work with developers and designers from South America. From Argentina to Colombia, we have a strong and talented network that helps high-growth startups and innovative enterprises scale their engineering teams easily, confidently and on-demand.
And in all this time we’ve found more pros than cons in working with talented professionals down in South America. These are some benefits:
Timezones: South America and the U.S. have almost identical timezones, and this is super important. If your headquarters are in the United States, we bet you ’d rather working with someone in your same time zone rather than working with someone in Asia. This is crucial for start-ups that need to work together in the development of new products and require real-time collaboration.
Untapped Talent: There is a lot of technical talent in Latin America, however, few companies know this. South American countries boast quality programmers with the same qualifications you can find in the U.S.
Culture: Compared to others regions in the world, South America and the US. share a lot of cultural similarities.
Lower costs without sacrificing quality: It’s a reality that hiring talent from South America can help financially in terms of costs. But hiring people in South America can also add some of the best talents to any team You just need a solid network in the region.
Education: In terms of language, South Americans have a good level of spoken English and this helps them work in both Spanish and English. They also invest in education and professional growth experiences.
Hiring good professionals to work remotely is not an easy task, but opening your recruiting to South America can be a great opportunity for your startup. If you have any questions about how to do this, don’t hesitate to contact me directly.