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Building a tech-savvy workforce to foster a future-ready culture of innovation

Author: Antonio Briceno Bonilla

In an increasingly competitive landscape, swiftly securing tech talent to drive digital optimization poses a significant challenge. Complicating matters further is the necessity for our global clientele to leverage their managed services operations and advanced projects for maximum productivity gains with reliable talents in cost-optimized locations, often utilizing a ‘follow-the-sun’ model. 

Throughout our talent journey, our employees upskill their knowledge in project management, software engineering, data and analytics, and AI, to foster a culture of creativity and problem-solving skills. To successfully build a tech-savvy workforce that meets our ‘follow the sun model,’ we participated in the annual  CINDE Multilingual Job Fair  held at the Antigua Aduana, San José – Costa Rica from 5 to 7 April 2024.  

Costa Rica: The Ideal Nearshore Talent Pool 

In recent years, Costa Rica has emerged as one of the premier nearshore locations to support our clients in both engineering and non-engineering projects.  

According to the World Bank, Costa Rica is a success story in terms of development. It is considered an upper middle-income country, which has shown steady economic growth over the past 25 years. This growth resulted from an outward-oriented strategy, based on openness to foreign investment and gradual trade liberalization.

With its increasing political and social stability, growth trajectory, and enhanced quality of life, our clients have realized significant cost savings ranging from 25% to 30% by partnering with us on managed services projects operating in nearshore locations.

– Antonio Briceño, Costa Rica Country Manager at Beyondsoft 

CINDE Job Fair: Identifying a Diverse Pool of Talent  

One of the event’s key highlights was the opportunity to identify candidates who possess the necessary skills and qualifications and the creativity, curiosity, and adaptability needed to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. We were impressed by the diverse range of experiences and perspectives brought by the candidates, reflecting the richness of ideas and innovation potential.  

Three Key Takeaways: 

Additionally, we engaged with candidates who demonstrated mastery in multiple languages, predominantly English, alongside other languages such as Portuguese, French, and German. The fair was a successful platform for building candidate pipelines and fostering interactions between candidates and companies, facilitating in-person engagement over three days. 

  1. Awareness: Partnering with a knowledgeable ally who is well-versed in the tech landscape and adept at sourcing talent from Costa Rica ensures streamlined recruitment processes and leverages governmental and private sector collaborations to foster a thriving tech culture. 
  2. Reach: Our seasoned Recruiting team interacted with and assessed over 2,500 candidates, meticulously categorizing their skills and strengths to establish a robust talent pool to expand our business growth in the Americas region.   
  3. Selection: Emphasis was placed on enhancing employability, providing career guidance to candidates, collaborating with partner organizations to tailor profiles to specific roles, and facilitating interactions with Beyondsoft experts across various domains, including BI Engineering, Cloud Adoption, our Salesforce practice, Data and Analytics, Engineering, and Production Design, to ascertain skill sets swiftly. 

Conclusion

As an agile mid-sized tech consulting firm adept at AI, ML, and global operations management, we recognize the importance of meeting client demands, particularly for continuous, reliable operations, that can scale globally, and service delivery coupled with multi-language proficiency. Costa Rica’s emergence as one of the premier talent hubs in the Americas region. 

Participating in events like the CINDE Job Fair enables us to hire top talents, forge lasting partnerships and explore avenues for mutual growth. By leveraging our expertise and network, our clients entrust us to run their mission-critical projects to meet their operations success.

– Antonio Briceño, Costa Rica Country Manager at Beyondsoft 

We look forward to continuing to connect with exceptional candidates and partners, driving innovation and success in the tech industry. 

Interested in learning more about how we can ensure 24×7 nearshore operations excellence? Contact us today to explore tailored solutions that meet your unique needs. Let us help you navigate the future, together.  

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