What We Learned in 2016 about Hiring, Management & Remote Work

Published on January 26, 2017 By Janie Kliever
Transparency, Manging Remote, Remote Teams, Remote Staffing

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It’s tough out there in the corporate jungle. And often a company’s survival depends on the strength of its people. That puts a lot of pressure on business leaders to make the right staffing decisions—finding qualified talent, developing strategies to keep productivity up, making sure their teams have the right competencies to stay relevant and competitive in their industry.

But competition for the best people is fierce, and economic, technological, and political changes are constantly shifting the business landscape. The results of the 2016 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey highlight the reality of this struggle: 65 percent of CIOs worldwide think a lack of talent will prevent their organization from keeping up with the pace of change.

As Bill Gates has said, “The competition to hire the best will increase in the years ahead. Companies that give extra flexibility to their employees will have the edge in this area.”

How to find that edge—and how...

New Study: Lack of Tech Talent Hurting Businesses

Published on January 25, 2017 By Janie Kliever
Remote Teams, Remote Staffing

Is there or isn’t there a tech talent shortage? There’s plenty of debate on the subject (here’s just a sampling, with Fortune arguing for and TechCrunch arguing against).

Some might describe it as not so much a talent shortage as an overblown side effect of the the tech industry’s barriers to entry and self-imposed recruiting parameters. Others might point out the tech skills gap and cite research like the 2016 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey, which found that 65 percent of CIOs think a lack of talent will prevent their organization from keeping up with the pace of change.

We wrote about the questions surrounding the tech talent shortage ourselves here at Crossover and suggested how employers in the tech industry might avoid the problem altogether by looking at hiring from a more global perspective.

But wherever you land on the issue, it’s clear that companies are feeling the effects of not being able to source the tech talent they need, and a recent study from Indeed released in...

Remote Work Is the Future: 9 Ways to Know Your Company Is Ready

Published on December 14, 2016 By Janie Kliever
Virtual Office, Remote Teams, Remote Staffing

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What does the workplace of the future look like? It will very likely look like your living room, or the coffee shop around the corner, or that new co-working space downtown. That is to say, the way we work is becoming less office- or location-based and more flexible.

Why You Should Be Hiring Teams Rather Than Individuals

Published on November 22, 2016 By Janie Kliever
Remote Teams, Remote Staffing

Forget the “unicorn”—hiring a superstar or two won’t magically make your business goals materialize. In fact, that’s the problem with traditional hiring practices: they’re overly focused on individuals.

Your Next Great Hire is Halfway Across the World. What Do You Do?

Published on October 13, 2016 By Amanda Walgrove
Remote Teams, Remote Staffing

Just like your soulmate might be on the other side of the planet, sometimes your company’s best talent is hiding out of reach. After all, the most qualified people across the world aren’t just confined to your city. (If they are, though, please spill the secret of your magical location!)

The question remains: What do you do if you want to bring this talent on board?

The Real Reasons CEOs Aren’t Happy With Their Engineering Teams

Published on October 12, 2016 By Amanda Walgrove
Remote Teams, Remote Staffing

Tell us if this sounds familiar: You’re getting ready to launch your product or make some major updates to your system. To get this done, you need to either build a development team or patch holes on the one you already have—and you need to do it fast. In a hurry, you circulate job listings, quickly onboard new engineering hires, and get them started on a project as soon as possible. Great. Done. All set, right?

Not exactly. It’s rarely that easy to find high-quality talent. And if it was, companies wouldn’t be having such a hard time building their development teams.

What we do: Hiring with Crossover

Published on June 05, 2016 By Kendah El-Ali
Manging Remote, Remote Staffing

Transparency is more than a core value at Crossover. It’s how operate and the way we help our clients succeed. We embrace today’s networked world and create professional opportunities within it. We have no hidden catches. Crossover’s rigorous recruitment processes finds the top one percent talent on the planet. That process comes at no cost to the client. Once we find the talent, we heavily invest in our contractors’ futures and build strong company culture. Along with transparency, productivity and improvement are central to our operations. Our global talent community spans 82 countries, with country managers in our most active markets. By the time a client is presented with a Crossover team, they’re equipped with a synchronized, productive, focused and highly qualified team managed according to their precise needs. Sounds too good to be true? Let us walk you through the Crossover Journey.

In the name of transparency, we'd like to share the step-by-step process we use to bring...

Transparency is Key to Successful Remote Staffing

Published on May 23, 2016 By Crossover
Remote Staffing

Each relationship in our lives is built on a set of values. One man’s partial disclosure may be another man’s white lie.  At Crossover, transparency is the core of our value system. We’re a mission-bound company set to match the best talent to the best companies in the world in an effort to bring meaningful careers and peerless productivity to every relationship we forge. We never stop trying to improve. And why should we? Your time is deeply valuable.

Transparency lays the foundation for productivity when it comes to managing a remote team. The performance analytics provided by WorkSmart, a technology we built ourselves, allows employers to manage teams from virtually anywhere in the world. The system, in turn, gives employees a platform for fair, timely pay. As we all know, the best talent can be found anywhere on the globe, so why limit your company’s potential to the confines of your office?

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