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Giving thanks!

Ever since President Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863, this country has pressed pause on everyday life during the last Thursday in November to express gratitude for all that we have. While we at Crossbridge Global Partners are always thankful, we would like to take this time to express our gratitude to everyone that helps make us one of the fastest growing nearshore & staff augmentation firms in the country.

To our recruiters & software developers in Mexico and our support team in the US, we thank you for your hard work, dependability, and attention to detail that make Crossbridge a great place to work, succeed, and grow together. To the companies that we partner with in the US, we thank you for your loyalty and the relationships we have been able to establish with you. We look forward to a long and prosperous collaboration in the years to come.

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Remote work is here to stay

Recent research shows that the majority of managers say that working remotely has surpassed their expectations. Remote work is here to stay for several reasons: lower overhead costs, higher productivity, competition to retain top talent, and many more. This seemingly permanent shift to remote work in many industries is causing companies to re-evaluate their business strategies. Policies that were once out of the question are now being revisited.

Take offshoring, for example. With so much tech work being done remotely these days, software companies are more open to the idea of developers and engineers working off-site. This is where nearshoring comes in. The cost-effectiveness of offshoring without the financial and physical hassle of your team being on the other side of the planet, that is what makes nearshoring so attractive!

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There’s an app for that!

“There’s an app for that.” These days, we have apps for just about everything. There is even an app that organizes all of your apps. Between the abundance of apps, business software, streaming services, and cloud storage, the demand for software developers has been increasing at a rapid rate in recent years. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of software developers will grow 22% from 2019 to 2029, with the need for new apps on smartphones and tablets fueling this increase. 

Remember Economics 101: an increase in demand leads to an increase in price. Software developers can expect to bring home bigger paychecks as demand for their services increases. Fortunately for companies who depend on developers, there is a pool of high-quality devs right next door to us. Mexican universities have been producing highly educated tech talent, and Mexican companies have given that talent ample experience. The result is a reservoir of experienced & educated software talent ready to serve American companies. Nearshoring brings the benefits of offshoring without the expense of having a team on the other side of the planet.

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Strategy Matters

Chipotle is one of the most successful Mexican restaurant chains in the world. So successful is Chipotle that they have bounced back from a food contamination outbreak to reclaim their spot near the top of the fast food industry. Does anyone even remember that outbreak anymore?

There are many reasons for this comeback such as better food safety measures and strong marketing. But one reason for the comeback that doesn’t get a lot of attention is their decision to move their headquarters from Colorado to California. Chipotle did this in order to shift the culture of the company and bring them closer to their competitors, many of whom are headquartered on the west coast. This seemingly insignificant strategy has often proven to be beneficial in producing quality products and improving the bottom line (think Detroit and Silicon Valley).

Likewise, the traditional strategy of offshoring software talent to Asia has been giving way to nearshoring to countries such as Mexico. The talent pool in Mexico is large and deep as the universities and software companies of Mexico are producing high-level, experienced developers and engineers. Having a team in the same time zone as the company headquarters can bring a company to the next level.

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Less Expensive vs. Cost Effective

If you’ve ever remodeled your house, made a large repair on your car, or planned an elaborate vacation, you probably understand the difference between less expensive and cost effective. You may not want to buy those cheaper tires knowing that you’ll have to replace them much sooner and you’ll get lower gas mileage. 

For decades, offshoring has been trending as a cost effective strategy in the software industry. But is it truly cost effective? Nearshoring has proven to be more cost effective than traditional offshoring or even onshoring. When you consider time zone differences, turnover rate, holiday schedule, workplace culture, and geographic proximity, you begin to get an idea of the cost effectiveness of nearshoring. 

But cost effectiveness must also include high quality. Fortunately, Mexico has made a conscious effort to infuse and support the growth of tech industries within its borders and become a breeding ground for software engineers and software developers.

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Great things are done by a team!

Steve Jobs once said “Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.” As powerful and innovative as they are, Disney did not build the Toy Story franchise alone. They teamed up with Pixar to create a ground-breaking work of art.

Recruiting quality talent is one of the most important components of business that can make or break the bottom line. As one recruiting firm strives to find the best talent for their clients, another can come alongside that firm and merge their resources to fulfill the needs of the client. 

Crossbridge exists to team up with recruiters in using our resources in Mexico to find the top software developers with significant experience, high quality education, and a superb work ethic. Disney partnered with a company that had the expertise in the technology they desired to deliver an amazing product. Similarly, recruiting firms would be wise to consider partnering with those who have expertise in nearshoring to deliver amazing talent.

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What’s the difference between a customer and a partner?

What’s the difference between a customer and a partner? Answer: There are many differences, but one key difference is that in a partnership, both parties will benefit monetarily. This is usually not the case in a business-customer relationship. 

The market for recruiting software talent is very competitive. Often, recruiters do not have the resources to expand their pool to a lightly tapped market. Crossbridge partners with recruiting firms to acquire the best talent out of Mexico at competitive rates to ensure that their clients get the most bang for their buck. We have the resources and the infrastructure to present top level talent to our recruiting partners. Of all the industries that could benefit from the strategy of nearshoring, the recruiting industry is at or near the top of the list.
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An opportunity to thrive!

Restaurants have mobilized their waiters to provide curbside service and front door deliveries. Body products manufacturers are now producing hand sanitizer. And staff meetings have gone from the conference room to the computer screen. These things were not happening when we rang in the new year 10 months ago. Successful companies adapt when necessary or when there is an opportunity to not just to survive, but to thrive.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of software developers is projected to grow 22 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.” This fact presents an opportunity for companies to adapt not just to survive, but to thrive. Economics 101 states that as demand increases, price increases. Fortunately, there is a plethora of high quality software talent located a short airplane ride away. Nearshoring allows for lower overhead costs and increased growth capacity without complicating logistics or sacrificing quality.

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Covid the Catalyst

The story is told of a man who had always planned on getting to work on that project in the backyard, but he just never had the time because of his busy schedule. Covid changed that, and he was able to use the extra time he had to finally get to work on and finish the project. It probably would have gotten done anyway, but Covid sped up the process. He even had time to make some wonderful additions to the finished product.

We are hearing a lot of tech companies say that they have always thought about the idea of nearshoring, they just never got around to it because they were content in the position they were in and didn’t have the resources to consider making any changes. Covid has changed that with tighter budgets and remote work being so prevalent. There is now ample incentive to investigate new strategies such as nearshoring, and some organizations are saying that they will never go back to their old strategy. Nearshoring helps with overhead costs while avoiding the complications that can arise from traditional offshoring.

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