These days we are in odd place here at Digital Max Solutions (DMS). DMS is a 5-year-old yet still a small web applications development and social media branding company in Kathmandu, Nepal. We have steady work coming but not enough developers to grab these new exciting works.To date we have tried these few tactics:
- Recruiting from placing advertisements in paper or online. (Kantipur daily & Himalayan times Wednesday listings)
- Recruitment from local recruitment agencies (headhunters). We used “Real Solutions” a local head hunter agency.
- Word of mouth (through ex-associates or current).
The best is as always through Word of mouth especially recommended by past and existing associates We do provide incentives for their successful recommendations also. It’s only fair we pay them if we are paying head-hunters as well. We are hiring from the local competitive IT market. Its tough recruiting these days since most young people are increasingly opting to try their hand at the “greener pastures” on the other side. (By other side, I mean, USA, Australia, South Korea, Japan, UK or even some other non-English speaking European countries). Interesting dilemma for a small company such as ours.
How do we build a strong IT industry in Nepal when talented youths in this field will not stay here to support the pillars required to make it strong?