Today, the market has 2 major alternatives to IT service firms for hiring developers.

1. Recruiting firms and talent marketplaces

2. Talent cloud

Let's see how these alternatives perform for each of the following criteria.

1. Cost Effectiveness

IT service firms🚫

Recruitment firms ✅

Talent Cloud ✅

2. Access to global talent

IT service firms🚫

Recruitment firms 🚫

Talent Cloud ✅

3. IP Ownership

IT service firms🚫

Recruitment firms 🚫

Talent Cloud ✅

So what is the best alternative to IT service firms for hiring software development teams?