The past two years have completely shifted the talent and recruiting landscape for both companies and candidates. Many companies have considered moving to a fully remote workplace, while more candidates prefer or expect flexible working options. Meanwhile, talent shortages continue to be a major challenge for tech companies, especially when securing high-quality engineering talent quickly and cost-effectively.
To close headcount gaps, more companies are looking to a larger, more global talent pool by hiring in new locations. Unfortunately, some expansion models bring regulatory and tax complexities, unforeseen expenses, and highly nuanced workplace procedural and cultural changes—all of which can become pitfalls if not considered carefully.
We’ve put together this guide to help you—an engineering leader—decide which hiring model works best as you’re building and scaling your engineering team in 2022 and beyond.