Prepping for the future requires more than keeping on top of the latest technologies. You’ll need to a staff that can evolve with you and your business’ needs. Understand what’s next to better roll with the changes ahead.
When it comes to recruiting, don't limit yourself.
If you can’t find your perfect hire, expand your search. Tech companies of all sizes have begun recruiting abroad for skillsets that aren’t easily found domestically thanks to remote interviewing tools. Not compromising on key skills ensures that your company has the knowledge-base it needs to grow.
Consider crowdsourcing talent
By 2020, freelancers might comprise more than 40% of the workforce, according to a survey done by Intuit. This means that large full-time staffs could give way to casts of contractors filling in for intermittent needs or to pitch in during peak periods. It’s not too early to prepare for this reality now, considering how you’d structure these relationships, how contractors could contribute, and which communities you could build relationships with now.
Read more: 6 Recruitment Trends You Can't Ignore in 2015
Find people who can many hats.
With smaller teams, silos will become a thing of the past. So, start looking for people with multiple talents and interests: the software developer with an artistic streak or the marketing whiz who’s also a data geek. In the meantime, give people the opportunity to log time with different areas of the company so they have a fuller understanding of your company’s needs and challenges – and how their role fits in.
Read more: Marketing, Meet Tech. 4 Tips for Hiring a Data-Obsessed Team.