It can be even worse when hiring software developers
If you decide to hire an in-house developer, you don’t just have to think about the costs associated with a typical recruitment process.
You also need to keep in mind the potential increase in software maintenance and troubleshooting costs. A programmer who writes bad, or bugged code, can easily destroy the whole team’s effort.
Then, you still have to find the bug—and so you need to allocate the time of other developers.
Furthermore, it’s super important to remember that a good programmer can be as effective as 5-10 average programmers. Therefore, you may not need 10 people on your team.
It’s not easy to find good programmers
We could say that we have all the good ones, but that statement would be true for any company out there.
What is true, however, is that we’re doing all we can do to make sure our people stay with us. We offer them a competitive salary, flexible working conditions, any tools they need, projects that (hopefully) they like working on, and more.
Any reasonable software company will do everything in its power to stop its top talent from leaving. Experts in their fields are not born in the thousands—and a techno-centric firm can’t hire only average people.
Developers are not sales people, nor are they customer service specialists
In a technology company, developers are the core. They’re almost everything. They keep the engine running. Developers nowadays are artists, scientists, and architects. Together, they can become the most efficient part of your business, and you should focus on choosing them carefully.