Nongsa Digital Park: How to hire developers

Keith Tan
October 7, 2017


Hire Tech Talent in Indonesia - Tips & Pointers - Part 1

        So perhaps you've decided to open an offshore office at the Nongsa Digital Park. Good on you! But hiring for developers is an extremely hard task at the moment, due to the fact that average developers can probably pick and choose where they want to go – because they are in high demand and companies are feeling the pressure to fill these roles. Here's how you can hire developers for your new offshore office at the Nongsa Digital Park!

Involve Everyone in the Hiring Process

Hire Tech Talent in Indonesia - Tips & Pointers - Part 1
Hiring developers in Indonesia tends to be centralised. I would recommend changing that. Don't leave hiring up to the hiring manager and HR. Involve the entire company. Involve the direct team. The direct team, or the direct tech lead at the very least, has the most information about the job and the culture. Giving accurate information to potential candidates, candidates feel at ease and know if this job is a right fit for them. Additionally, you open yourself up for possible internal and external referrals. At Wonderlabs, we provide a referral bonus to any internal Wondernaut that refers a successful candidate. In fact, tapping on this network, especially in the tech space, where friends and peers can refer one another, has been one of the best strategies we have implemented.

“Candidates are 10x more likely to listen to their friends. Our Wondernauts are the ones who can most accurately vouch for what it’s like to work here.”


Build an awesome careers page

Hire Tech Talent in Indonesia - Tips & Pointers - Part 1

An attractive careers website gets people interested, and you want to convert browsers into applicants. Think of it this way - if a tech company can't hack together a great careers page, then why should developers join you! Remember that even though you are in Indonesia, you are asking a developer to leave his family and friends behind and join you at the Nongsa Digital Park. This will prove to be a challenge for those who have significant roots.

We use our careers site, and really our entire site (note: we are in the business of hiring top tech talent in Indonesia) to tell your business story. We try and continually give future employees more information they need to click apply.

Here are some of the questions we try to answer on our careers page:

  1. What sets your organisation apart?
  2. What makes the Wonderlabs culture desirable?
  3. Why is Wonderlabs distinctive?
  4. Why should I (as a top tech talent) even think of joining Wonderlabs?

If you'd like a more detail breakdown of what we do:

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