The first fallacy in technology recruitment

It occurred to me today that the idea that there is a large pool of talented programmers who are easily available for hire and are based in a “low cost country” is not only a pernicious “myth” (big word there – thank you childhood love of books) but it is based on faulty reasoning – it is a fallacy!

Let’s call this country full of cheap, talented and available programmers “Hiringmanagerheavenland”.

Well Hiringmanagerheavenland does not exist. You can find countries where programmer talent is:

  • cheap and available OR
  • talented and available
  • BUT NOT “cheap and talented”.

And that’s because we live in a highly connected globalised world where supply and demand are constantly finding equilibrium in reaction to market events.

There endeth my ranty mutterings for the day.

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