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Jon Dickinson Co-CEO and Interim Business Unit Lead

EE Life Tue 19th December, 2017

Homeward bound?

For many experienced software consultants, moving to a new country or to a bigger city is a fact of life. You get the best of both worlds – rewarding work and new adventures in a different place.

But what happens if you’ve done your stint elsewhere and you think it’s time to move onto the next stage of your career – perhaps somewhere nearer home?

It’s something that Equal Experts in India is looking at. There’s a growing number of Indian software engineers who went to the US, to Britain or elsewhere to work, but now want to head home to be closer to their families.

Previously, those working overseas might have considered a move back to India to be a step down, both in terms of the kinds of roles and the overall packages available. However, cities like Pune are increasingly able to offer what they’re looking for.

So our recruitment team in India is actively helping them make that move. Thanks to our approach to hiring, which reflects our own values as a company, and thanks to the varied clients we work with, they’re confident that the Equal Experts network will prove to be a good fit for potential returnees.

The proof is in the pudding

This campaign has already yielded results. One candidate, who was looking to return to India from several years in Seattle, found our approach to recruiting “raises the bar” and was “similar to what we go through in the US”.

“I’m looking forward to forging a partnership and joining hands with Equal Experts,” he added.

But it’s not just in India where we’re keen to hear from people dreaming of home. With an office in Manchester, and clients across the UK, those joining the Equal Experts network – as well as those already in it – are encouraged to follow their heart if they want to.

Take Seb, for example. He was an Equal Experts Associate in London, but he and his partner decided to return to their roots in the north of England, and took the opportunity to go travelling before heading home and finding a new job. Seb got in touch with Equal Experts in the north to see what opportunities there might be. They kept him in mind while he was out of the country, and the upshot was that he was lucky enough to find a role to dive straight into once he got home.

“Equal Experts certainly smoothed the process and took a huge weight off my shoulders,” he said. “I didn’t have to search for a role while arriving back in the UK and trying to find somewhere to live and unpack all of our belongings.”

We’re proud of our network and we want everyone in it to be happy. Being flexible and open is one way of doing that and is part of what makes Equal Experts what it is.

If you’re interested in joining the Equal Experts network, get in touch.