A step-by-step guide to building IT teams in Portugal

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There has never been a better time to consider setting up a tech hub in Portugal. Here’s a 6 step guide to start setting foot in the country.

There has never been a better time to consider setting up a tech hub in Portugal, considered internationally a premium location with some of the most valued characteristics for international companies: 

  • English is widely spoken; 
  • Office and staffing costs are low compared to other European countries; 
  • The capital, Lisbon, is considered the safest in Europe;
  • European leader in connectivity
  • Hotels have excellent value to cost ratio;
  • Timezone proximity: GMT and halfway between America and Asia

And most importantly…

Access to the portuguese tech talent pool!

Here’s our step-by-step guide to start building your tech team in Portugal:

STEP 1: DEFINING THE SCOPE OF THE PROJECT

Building a relationship with Olisipo for a tech project starts with sitting down and understanding your needs such as the scope of the project; the Team and Skills that will be required and your expectations about timing and the kind of outputs the team will deliver. We will be ready to start building your team from start to finish, identifyingchoosingtraining and managing the best developers; testers; sys admins; network experts; project managers; designers; you name it! 

STEP 2: MAKING SURE IT’S A CULTURAL MATCH

We’re living in a candidate-driven era and the best IT Pro’s have their hands full of good projects and companies to choose from. Salary is always important but most of the time it all comes down to cultural fit. We want to know you better and explore what makes you unique. What are you working on? What are your goals? How do you do things? What are your policies? How do you manage communication? Your teach team will be an extension of your company culture back at home and we will work together to make sure the team will be wearing your flag with pride. 

STEP 3: DESIGNING SOLUTIONS FOR THE BEST RESULTS

Once your team is set up and ready to go, it’s time to map out business processes. First: we want you to be part of the recruitment process and do things your own way.  We’ll be at your side the whole way. Second: establishing communication channels with the team and project managers will be essential. Once we are confident the team is ready to start working according to your workflow processes, we’re set up for success. 

STEP 4: HIRING THE BEST AND KEEPING THE BEST

Olisipo has been working in the outsourcing market for 26 years, making us the most experienced company in Portugal hiring, training and managing the careers of IT professionals.  We will get the word out for your project and make sure the professionals you need will consider your project. The next step is to keep them happy and engaged in your goals. Our approach to the outsourcing market has been making a difference for more than two decades. We don’t engage in temporary employment or temporary business results. We make sure everybody has a plan to keep growing without leaving and the access to Training has been an excellent tool for that goal.

STEP 5: TRAINING AS A GROWING TOOL 

If you work in IT you already know that Training is the only way to keep yourself relevant. More than that, it’s one of the preferred ways of keeping you engaged and in love with the constant changes in the tech world. Our employees know exactly what we’re talking about because they won’t find another outsourcing company in Portugal that invests as we do in Training. First: We have our own Learning Center in Lisbon, dedicated to the continuous training and certification of our +400 professionals. Second: We have proudly become a provider of training for the consultants of our main competitors (the ones that do training at all). And third: our Learning Center is complemented with an official Pearson Vue test center and also with the Udemy e-Learning platform that we offer for free and with unlimited access to all employees. 

STEP 6: ONGOING TEAM AND PROCESS MANAGEMENT

Our job is not done once the team starts working on your project. We take care of everything from office to equipment; payroll, insurance and all other HR requirements; but most importantly we take care of our people. We’re with them everyday; we manage the human side of the job so you can focus on the technical side. Our goal is to make sure that all the headaches that usually arise from managing a remote office won’t be a problem. 

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