Mastering the art of nearshoring partnerships

6. marts 2024

By Line Milthers, COO at Conscensia

In the sphere of global IT competitiveness, Danish companies are increasingly recognizing the imperative of extending their talent search beyond national borders. As emphasized by our CEO, Torsten Bielefeldt Schlägelberger, in recent article, the inclusion of international developers and the creation of cross-border teams are not just alternatives but strategic imperatives.

With a legacy dating back to 2006, Conscensia has been pivotal in connecting European businesses with top-notch developers in Poland and Ukraine.

Our experiences have given us essential insights imperative for enterprises considering nearshoring initiatives. This article dives into the core considerations for selecting an adept nearshoring partner, reflecting Conscensia’s foundational principles.

The process of engaging a nearshoring partner is comprehensive. It’s about establishing a partnership with an organization noted for its solid delivery infrastructure, proven expertise, and a record of successful partnerships.

Essential factors to evaluate include:

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Retention strategies:

The ability of a nearshoring partner to foster a stable and engaging work environment is reflected in their retention rates. Our experience, highlighted by the 20% of our colleagues who have been with us for over a decade, underscores the importance of retaining talent to preserve essential skills and foster continuous improvement.

Local recruitment expertise:

The ability of a nearshoring partner to connect with and allure local talent is of utmost importance. This entails a deep-rooted network and a proven track record in identifying and engaging suitable candidates.

Contractual proficiency:

It’s vital to collaborate with a firm adept in the various contractual agreements pertinent to the regional context, ensuring all collaborative engagements are comprehensively addressed.

IT security expertise:

Given the prevalent cyber threats, robust IT security measures are non-negotiable. A partner should not only demonstrate comprehensive security protocols but also align these with your existing IT security framework, ensuring seamless integration and protection.

Regulatory adherence:

Mastery in navigating the complex landscape of data protection, including GDPR compliance, and broader legal adherence is indispensable. This encompasses a nuanced understanding of both EU-wide regulations and specific local laws that might affect project execution and data handling.

Intellectual property (IP) safeguards:

The variability of IP laws across different jurisdictions necessitates a partner with a proven track record in effectively safeguarding IP rights. This ensures that your innovations and proprietary technologies remain protected under all circumstances.

Brand strength:

A strong brand presence is essential in attracting top talent. The real draw for IT developers lies in engaging projects and the opportunity for career advancement. We recognize the unique qualities each developer brings to the table, and we strive to match them with roles that align with their individual skills and aspirations. By partnering with a nearshoring firm like Conscensia, which is renowned for its commitment to excellence and robust brand image, companies can leverage this reputation to build powerful, dedicated teams.

These considerations form the bedrock of a nearshoring partnership decision. This blog series will explore these elements in greater depth, offering insights into making informed choices.

In the forthcoming article, I’ll unveil Conscensia’s delivery model, guiding you through the pivotal phases of our process, from initial engagement and team recruitment to comprehensive onboarding.

Stay tuned for a journey into the strategic world of nearshoring, where informed partnerships pave the way for global IT success.