As the COVID-19 crisis continues, many businesses are working remotely, some for the first time. That doesn’t mean your recruitment efforts need to stop. In fact, it is now more important than ever to ensure your business continuity – and the contractor market is the perfect place to find temporary staff, including a Jira expert.
A contractor is a more flexible recruitment solution during such uncertain times – helping you fill your short-term staffing needs and bringing many other benefits to your business.
However, given the current circumstances, you may not know where to start your search for the right candidate.
At ClearHub, we’re here to help. We have hundreds of specialist contractors ready to meet your business needs. Every contractor we place is technically tested by an industry expert in the skills that are important to you, so you can be sure they can get the job done.
We’ve also placed remote workers for years. 40% of all our contracts are already remote (prior to recent events) and we can place both offshore and remote experts in your business.
There’s never been a better (but more pressing) time for Atlassian contractors. So, whether you’re a contractor looking for work or a company looking for a contractor, how can you still make the right connections when you can’t physically meet up?
The good is news, the Atlassian community is highly active and one where there is much support and advice. Under normal circumstances, there would be plenty of networking opportunities and other events to help you make connections within this specialist space where highly skilled candidates are in high demand.
But, given the current situation with COVID-19, this is no easy task as many events have been cancelled and the world’s workers are now working from home.
This hasn’t stopped the Atlassian community from connecting in the virtual realm. Here are some of the top ways for both contractors and organizations to carry on making connections in the Jira world.
#1 Atlassian User Groups
The Atlassian User Groups network provides users with a central online location to network, share ideas, solve problems and get expert tips on different Atlassian products. You can explore by region and easily reach out to this online community.
This is an excellent resource for both Atlassian experts who need help with their day-to-day work and for organizations to reach out and get help with their projects.
However, if you need a more long-term solution and regular help with your Atlassian products, you may want to consider hiring a specialist contractor, such as a Jira expert.
#2 Atlassian Remote Summit 2020
Atlassian has moved its annual event into the virtual world, but there are still plenty of ways to connect with the Atlassian community.
At the time of writing, the full details of the event have not yet been released but this is the global event where the Atlassian community comes together.
However, Atlassian has said it plans to offer “some Atlassian Summit 2020 content online” with more details to follow. We’ll have to wait and see how it handles the networking side of the event, which has always been a great resource for attendees. The company plans to be back in 2021 for its summit.
#3 Atlassian Partner network
The Atlassian partner network allows you to filter prospective partners by keyword, location and country. This allows you to find partners, who are ranked as silver, gold and platinum, depending on their level of expertise.
Clearvision has been a platinum solution partner for more than 10 years, meeting Atlassian’s top training criteria and with proven practices in place to meet the requirements of customers both large and small.
#4 Atlassian community
The Atlassian community is a global hub where you can find answers, support, and inspiration from other Atlassian users. There are currently more than 3.7 million members and 2,500 events within the community, making this a great online resource to network and host events, if possible.
#5 Stay online
There are plenty of other ways to keep connected during the COVID-19 crisis. Now could be a good time to reach out to contacts and colleagues over email and other online platforms as you struggle to meet up in the real world.
For managers, work sharing, and communication tools are critical to help you remotely manage your staff and projects.
For contractors, you may want to check out our job boards to see if an opportunity matches your skill set.
What’s more, working from home is now easier than ever before for contractors – check out our top 5 tips for contractors who want to work remotely.
ClearHub: Here to help
At ClearHub, we can help you connect with the right people in the Atlassian space. For organizations, all our contractors are screened and technically tested by Clearvision’s expert team. For contractors, we can help you find the right position by joining the world’s only dedicated technical contractor network of proven software experts.
We have been placing remote workers for years, including both offshore and remote experts with contractors in 110 countries around the world. We can help your business with:
Wherever you are, ClearHub can help you bring your teams together and work remotely until the doors of the world open again. For more information, please click here.