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Keys to Remote Management – Key #3: Work with them

By | August 4th, 2020|Categories: Business Management, Mobile Development, Software Development, Web Development|

In previous posts we talked about the need for real relationships and for eye-to-eye contact when managing remote employees.  The final key is to work with them.  By that we mean, work directly together with them on a task or project as a team.  Let's start by sharing a related story from our CEO, Tony [...]

Keys To Remote Management – Key #2: Look Them In The Eyes

By | July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Business Management, Mobile Development, Software Development, Web Development|

You might be thinking, how can looking them in the eyes be part of an article about remote management? The answer: video. Managers around the world will attest to the importance of communicating face-to-face with employees, and managers with outsourcing 1.0 backgrounds (my term) will tell you that you HAVE to get on a plane [...]

Keys To Remote Management – Key #1: Relationships

By | July 16th, 2020|Categories: Business Management, Mobile Development, Software Development, Web Development|

At Codev, managing workers remotely is at the core of what we do, and is a hurdle that many of our clients have to overcome. I’ve researched the topic and compared the research to my experience managing remote teams, both software developers as well as non-technical teams. I’ve distilled it down to three keys to [...]

5 Advantages of Offshore Software Development

By | June 24th, 2020|Categories: Business Management, Codev Insights, hiring, Human Resource, recruiting, Software Development, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Offshore software development, also known as staff augmentation, is where a company employs one or more developers in a different country than their headquarters' office. They are regular employees in every sense of the word, the only difference is that they’re working in a different country. While there are many advantages of Offshore Software Development, here [...]

Why Hire from the Philippines?

By | May 17th, 2020|Categories: Codev Insights, hiring, recruiting, Software Development|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

As you may know, there are certain advantages to hiring remote developers from the Philippines. Chief among them is that you get access to talented and driven developers, but at a much reduced cost compared to hiring an in-house developer in the US. But in order to get optimum results out of your remote [...]

How to Have Effective Project Reviews with Remote Teams

By | April 5th, 2020|Categories: Business Management, Codev Insights, management, Software Development|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Working with a remote team will involve some challenges, and one of them is how to hold regular project review meetings with your developers, who could be an ocean away. In this post, we give you tips on how you can conduct meetings effectively in a distributed team set-up. TIP 1: Set the frequency of [...]

Zylun Staffing Launches New Brand and Logo, Changes Corporate Name to CoDev

By | July 2nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Zylun Staffing, a leading provider of offshore technical staffing for growing software companies, is excited to announce a new corporate name: CoDev. The change to the new name, logo, and brand identity will go into effect immediately. “Our new name, CoDev, more accurately reflects the different aspects of our company’s staffing model and what makes [...]