There is a great demand for hiring remote developers. Remote developers are hired to fill up the talent gap, speed up the development process, lower costs, and for flexibility. Finding the right developer is not an easy task

In this article, you’ll find how to hire remote developers, including the Hiring and Interview processes

Hiring Process

1. Define your Requirements

The first thing to start with, for hiring a remote developer is to identify the following:

  • Project Requirements
  • Technology Stacks for the Project and
  • Details of Must-have skills and Nice to have skills

Using the above details, the appropriate job description should be created along with experience and skill level. The description should be clear and concise. It should be a true representation of the role. Then it will be easy to look for Developers

2. Various Hiring Options

There are various Hiring Options out of which three are the main hiring Options.
Independent Contractors/Freelancers, In-house developers, and Sub-contractors

Independent Contractors/Freelancers
Freelancers can be chosen if it is a small project. Hiring freelancers will cost less for the company and they will deliver results fast. But there are few disadvantages in hiring freelancers with respect to their loyalty

In-house developers
In-house developers can be hired to work full time remotely as a part of your Company. The in-house developers can work on multiple projects too though this is a costly option

Hiring sub-contractors is another option in which they can be hired from an Outsourcing company to work as part of your team. This method has a high level of security and is highly reliable. Either one developer can be hired or an entire team can be hired and payment need not be made at the initial stages

3. Choosing the Hiring Destination

You can search for hiring destinations across the globe to find the developers of your choice. Research needs to be done before investing in foreign app developers. Then there should be good communication with the developer to know about their previous works. Since this is going to be a long-term relationship like developing the app, getting feedback from the client and making improvements, adding new features, and so on the right amount of time should be invested in searching for the developers in the hiring destination. There are some popular outsourcing destinations that can be considered.

With all these criteria in mind, candidates can be shortlisted

Interview Process

  1. A quick background check of the short-listed candidate will be the first step of the Interview Process
  2. Initial Screening can be done over the telephone to identify if the candidate can bring any value to the Company and also to find out if they can work independently and be a good team player
  3. Then the technical interview needs to be conducted with technical questions from the technology stack presented in the Description. Technical questions can include questions about past projects, programming languages and frameworks, and software developer tools
  4. Then the next step is making the offer. Pay details and all benefits they are worth should be mentioned
  5. The last step would be the acceptance part by the Candidate. When the candidate accepts the offer the offer letter can be handed over to the candidate which completes the interview process

There are some common mistakes which many Organizations make while hiring a developer. Some common mistakes are,

  1. Compromise on quality because of the low-cost package offered by a less skilled developer
  2. Bypassing the technical discussion part for the candidate
  3. Hiring a developer who does not have much knowledge about your business or services
  4. Restricting Hiring options without widening the search for enthusiastic developers

These mistakes should be re-read while hiring developers and avoided in the future. Learning from mistakes will be a step towards success

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