A simple solution to finding RPG Developers
“Instead of continuing to fish in a small, local talent pool and struggling to compete with the litany of competitors which creates a talent vacuum that leads to companies having to increase their incentives to ludicrous levels to attract and retain the talent they require, some organizations have made the intentional decision”…to allow for telecommuting.
The rise of remote machines is allowing for people to work anywhere. Yes, we have heard the news that companies like IBM and Apple are bringing people back into the office but when you dive deep into why they are doing it, it’s for different reasons. At the same time, there are thousands of companies every day looking at what they need to do to attract better talent. Many of them make the cultural shift to allow for people to work from home.
Heck, if you’re willing to offshore your development why wouldn’t you. It makes sense.
Bottom line, you don’t have to be chained to your desk anymore.
Offering remote options is one simple way to attract the RPG Developer talent you are looking for.
It will not necessarily be easy but it does not have to be difficult.
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