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Struggling to Scale Your Team? Howdy.com Can Help

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By Howdy.com

Hire the Top 1% of Developers in Latin America.

Howdy specializes in nearshore talent sourcing, helping U.S.-based companies direct hire from Latin America. We provide multi-national logistics, support, and compliance assistance. Our vetting process delivers the highest quality talent in software development, operations, finance, HR, marketing, sales, and customer support for a 98% retention rate.

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    The battle for developer talent is growing heated. 95% of technology leaders report struggling to hire skilled developers, threatening business objectives and mission-critical projects.

    The developer shortage is a significant hurdle for businesses, hindering innovation, productivity, and growth. Companies must update their talent acquisition strategy to address the talent crisis and expand their search beyond traditional sources.

    That's where Howdy.com comes in. We connect companies with an English-speaking, time-zone-aligned Latin American talent pool. Access to this massive labor force of top-tier professionals will transform US companies, unlocking a wider array of talents, skills, and fresh perspectives and fueling sustainable growth.

  1. Why Howdy.com?
  2. Howdy.com isn't your typical outsourcing firm. Below, we've outlined the reasons why we stand out from traditional hiring agencies and contracting companies:

    A huge pool of skilled talent

    Following our 2023 acquisition of Brazil-based hiring platform GeekHunter, Howdy.com offers access to over 400,000 qualified candidates. Our developers alone come from all backgrounds and specialize in over 100 engineering skill sets — from AI to data engineering to cloud technologies. To become a Howdy candidate, these professionals undergo a rigorous vetting process that includes technical assessments, language tests, and cultural fit evaluations.

    Efficient hiring and onboarding

    Howdy.com handles all aspects of hiring and onboarding, including payroll, benefits, and equipment provisioning. Our approach makes it easy for US companies to build strong engineering teams in Latin America with minimal administrative efforts. Our entire process — from sourcing candidates to your first hire's start date — takes under six weeks.

    Network of physical offices

    Howdy.com firmly believes in incorporating in-person elements into remote work environments. That's why we have a network of physical offices in major cities across LatAm, serving as community hubs and facilitating face-to-face interactions. Howdy.com regularly holds in-person meetups, talks, lunches, and happy hours for our team members.

  3. The Howdy.com difference in action
  4. You don't have to take our word for it. See the Howdy.com difference for yourself with these three examples of how we helped three Austin startups tackle common hiring challenges:

    The problem: Rapid scaling needs

    Rapid growth and increased demand require burgeoning brands to scale their teams quickly. Hiring the right employees burns precious time, energy, and resources that could be invested in other areas.

    The Howdy.com solution: Streamlined recruitment

    Founded during the height of the pandemic, Armbrust American was overwhelmed with orders — practically overnight. The brand-new company needed to hire talent quickly but didn't have the time or extra resources to spend recruiting new talent.

    "We didn't have time to hire a full-time graphic designer, accountant, or customer service rep simply because we were always running," said Josh Rubin, Chief Marketing Officer at Armbrust.

    To help Armbrust keep up with unrelenting growth, Howdy.com connected the brand with four top-tier candidates within a week. Howdy handled every part of the hiring process — from sourcing to onboarding — so the recruits could hit the ground running.

    The problem: A tech talent shortage

    We've devoted entire blogs to the tech talent crisis. With an ever-shrinking pool of skilled workers, Austin startups must compete with enterprises to find the professionals to drive innovation and growth.

    The Howdy.com solution: Access to a massive talent pool

    ALAN helps marketers convert more leads via text messages. In its early days, the dynamic Austin startup's growth was hindered by a major problem: a significant amount of technical debt. Its platform had been written with a monolithic codebase, making it difficult to find engineers with experience working in its rare languages.

    Leveraging its massive candidate database, Howdy.com found the developers ALAN needed. The platform helped ALAN recruit five senior developers with the coding skills and knowledge required to navigate the monolithic codebase.

    "Howdy engineers properly interpreted the intent of the original engineers, re-factored, re-wrote, and improved nearly everything," said Alexander Prince, ALAN COO. "This gave our project a stable foundation that can finally be built upon and added to."

    The problem: Integrating remote teams

    The growing remote work trend brings new challenges for startups [link to remote network blog], including reduced in-person interactions, time zone differences, and cybersecurity concerns. These issues demand intentional strategies for communicating and establishing company culture.

    The Howdy.com solution: Time zone and cultural alignment

    Prism.fm — an Austin-based live music and event management software — had lukewarm experiences with remote workers in the past.

    "Before working with Howdy, we had hired people who felt more like contractors," said Luke Zilioli, Lead Engineer at Prism. "They were a little less inclined to integrate themselves with the team and make suggestions."

    Working with Howdy.com, Prism was able to interview, hire, and onboard six engineers, treating them just as they would full-time, local employees. Unlike previous contractors, these new employees were located within an hour of Prism's time zone, facilitating real-time collaboration and communication. Two years later, these devs remain integrated members of the Prism team, participating in team meetings, remote happy hours, and even traveling to Austin to attend events.

    The successful integration is due, in part, to the ongoing support Howdy.com offers to its hires. Howdy.com helps integrate hires into new teams by providing them with an on-the-ground mentor who helps reinforce company culture, values, and feedback.

  5. Bottom line
  6. A born-and-bred Austin company, Howdy.com makes it easy for local startups to build stronger teams. Our track record speaks for itself — check out our case studies for more examples of successful Howdy partners that scaled their teams with developers, accountants, customer service reps, and other professionals from LatAm.

    If you want to scale your team efficiently, we encourage you to try us out. Book a demo to learn how we can help your startup overcome recruitment hurdles with top-tier LatAm talent.

The battle for developer talent is growing heated. 95% of technology leaders report struggling to hire skilled developers, threatening business objectives and mission-critical projects.

The developer shortage is a significant hurdle for businesses, hindering innovation, productivity, and growth. Companies must update their talent acquisition strategy to address the talent crisis and expand their search beyond traditional sources.

That's where Howdy.com comes in. We connect companies with an English-speaking, time-zone-aligned Latin American talent pool. Access to this massive labor force of top-tier professionals will transform US companies, unlocking a wider array of talents, skills, and fresh perspectives and fueling sustainable growth.

Why Howdy.com?

Howdy.com isn't your typical outsourcing firm. Below, we've outlined the reasons why we stand out from traditional hiring agencies and contracting companies:

A huge pool of skilled talent

Following our 2023 acquisition of Brazil-based hiring platform GeekHunter, Howdy.com offers access to over 400,000 qualified candidates. Our developers alone come from all backgrounds and specialize in over 100 engineering skill sets — from AI to data engineering to cloud technologies. To become a Howdy candidate, these professionals undergo a rigorous vetting process that includes technical assessments, language tests, and cultural fit evaluations.

Efficient hiring and onboarding

Howdy.com handles all aspects of hiring and onboarding, including payroll, benefits, and equipment provisioning. Our approach makes it easy for US companies to build strong engineering teams in Latin America with minimal administrative efforts. Our entire process — from sourcing candidates to your first hire's start date — takes under six weeks.

Network of physical offices

Howdy.com firmly believes in incorporating in-person elements into remote work environments. That's why we have a network of physical offices in major cities across LatAm, serving as community hubs and facilitating face-to-face interactions. Howdy.com regularly holds in-person meetups, talks, lunches, and happy hours for our team members.

The Howdy.com difference in action

You don't have to take our word for it. See the Howdy.com difference for yourself with these three examples of how we helped three Austin startups tackle common hiring challenges:

The problem: Rapid scaling needs

Rapid growth and increased demand require burgeoning brands to scale their teams quickly. Hiring the right employees burns precious time, energy, and resources that could be invested in other areas.

The Howdy.com solution: Streamlined recruitment

Founded during the height of the pandemic, Armbrust American was overwhelmed with orders — practically overnight. The brand-new company needed to hire talent quickly but didn't have the time or extra resources to spend recruiting new talent.

"We didn't have time to hire a full-time graphic designer, accountant, or customer service rep simply because we were always running," said Josh Rubin, Chief Marketing Officer at Armbrust.

To help Armbrust keep up with unrelenting growth, Howdy.com connected the brand with four top-tier candidates within a week. Howdy handled every part of the hiring process — from sourcing to onboarding — so the recruits could hit the ground running.

The problem: A tech talent shortage

We've devoted entire blogs to the tech talent crisis. With an ever-shrinking pool of skilled workers, Austin startups must compete with enterprises to find the professionals to drive innovation and growth.

The Howdy.com solution: Access to a massive talent pool

ALAN helps marketers convert more leads via text messages. In its early days, the dynamic Austin startup's growth was hindered by a major problem: a significant amount of technical debt. Its platform had been written with a monolithic codebase, making it difficult to find engineers with experience working in its rare languages.

Leveraging its massive candidate database, Howdy.com found the developers ALAN needed. The platform helped ALAN recruit five senior developers with the coding skills and knowledge required to navigate the monolithic codebase.

"Howdy engineers properly interpreted the intent of the original engineers, re-factored, re-wrote, and improved nearly everything," said Alexander Prince, ALAN COO. "This gave our project a stable foundation that can finally be built upon and added to."

The problem: Integrating remote teams

The growing remote work trend brings new challenges for startups [link to remote network blog], including reduced in-person interactions, time zone differences, and cybersecurity concerns. These issues demand intentional strategies for communicating and establishing company culture.

The Howdy.com solution: Time zone and cultural alignment

Prism.fm — an Austin-based live music and event management software — had lukewarm experiences with remote workers in the past.

"Before working with Howdy, we had hired people who felt more like contractors," said Luke Zilioli, Lead Engineer at Prism. "They were a little less inclined to integrate themselves with the team and make suggestions."

Working with Howdy.com, Prism was able to interview, hire, and onboard six engineers, treating them just as they would full-time, local employees. Unlike previous contractors, these new employees were located within an hour of Prism's time zone, facilitating real-time collaboration and communication. Two years later, these devs remain integrated members of the Prism team, participating in team meetings, remote happy hours, and even traveling to Austin to attend events.

The successful integration is due, in part, to the ongoing support Howdy.com offers to its hires. Howdy.com helps integrate hires into new teams by providing them with an on-the-ground mentor who helps reinforce company culture, values, and feedback.

Bottom line

A born-and-bred Austin company, Howdy.com makes it easy for local startups to build stronger teams. Our track record speaks for itself — check out our case studies for more examples of successful Howdy partners that scaled their teams with developers, accountants, customer service reps, and other professionals from LatAm.

If you want to scale your team efficiently, we encourage you to try us out. Book a demo to learn how we can help your startup overcome recruitment hurdles with top-tier LatAm talent.