22 October, 2020
We’re not gonna lie – hiring remote developers is not an easy task and will take some time. Before you even start the hiring process, there are a lot of factors to consider to find the right fit for your company and software project. In this article, we’ve collected all the knowledge we have on how to hire remote developers. You might say that we’re revealing precious company secrets, so learn from our experience!
Firstly, you need to decide which option to pick: a remote developer or remote team?
Mateusz Kubiczek, CEO of The Software House, in his article “Pros & cons: in-house, freelance or software development company” has presented the key considerations while choosing a development team:
- project scope,
- business culture,
Depending on the characteristics of your software project, Mateusz Kubiczek distinguishes differences between hiring in-house (remote developers are part of your in-house team), freelance (remote developers that won’t be your team members) or software company (you basically hire development team).
You still aren’t sure whether your project needs one remote developer or a full-blown remote software development team? In that case, we recommend a read of “IT outsourcing services in 2020”. Inside this article, you’ll find five real-life scenarios for you and your company such as:
- technical transformation,
- technical debt,
- inability to find the right software developers,
- specialists with unique skills,
- pivoting your business extremely fast.
Finally, did you know that even though there are roughly 26,5 million developers around the world, the IT industry is in a constant state of war for talent? We’ve already touched on software engineers shortage and how IT outsourcing can help you hiring remote development team instead.
You’ve weighed your options and decided on remote developers
Okay, so you decided on introducing some new, remote team members. Our CEO comes to the rescue once again with lots of good advice on how to hire developers and keep them to work for you for longer.
The Software House applies this process with enormous success, so make sure to give it a read. Inside you’ll find:
- industry’s best practices on how to hire developers
- tips on how to keep skilled team members on board
Apart from the general information on hiring the right talent, we also have articles on how to hire remote developers who work in particular technologies:
- How to hire Node.js developers
- How to hire React developers
- How to hire Angular developers
- How to hire PHP developers
In those articles, you’re gonna find overviews of job markets, how to hire the right talent, how to establish hiring process for remote developers, inbound and outbound ways of finding remote developers, how to work out the interview process, and much more.
You’ve decided on outsourcing remote work to a software development company?
Remote hiring of a software company is basically like hiring any remote developer you need. A good software development company should provide you with all the necessary specialists (technology- and speciality-wise).
Okay, but how to make sure you pick the right technological partner? Once you’ve done your research, you probably picked a few candidates to consider in order to determine who’s the best. Luckily, there are ways to do that! All you need to do is take some time and verify the tech skills of a software development company. You can do it, even if you don’t have any technical skills. If you follow the aforementioned advice of our CTO, Marek Gajda, the whole process will be absolutely painless.
You probably think that remote management of a software development team’s work might be difficult. If you do it the right way, it will be easy-peasy. In the linked guide to IT outsourcing, you’ll find good practices in remote work management.
Last but not least, if you have a team of in-house software developers, you’ll need to prepare them to cooperate with a new remote team. Developers sometimes fear software outsourcing for completely valid reasons like job security (Am I going to be replaced by some remote developer?), authority (Are they going to tell me how to do my work?), cooperation (Will I have to develop some new communication skills?), organization (How is this remote work going to work, anyway?), and so on. Don’t give your team the reason to be anxious and go through the whole process with them openly.
How to successfully work with any remote developer?
Let’s have a bonus round at the end of this guide!
Remote hiring is done, now it’s time to get to work. But how to communicate with your newly-found developer or a software team? We’ve got advice on that, too!
Here you can find 10 remote working tools that every remote developer should be proficient with, and that will boost your communication and project management.
But communication tools would be useless without proper processes. Our Project Manager prepared a few tips on improving remote team communication culture. He proposes solutions to real-life problems, So if you:
- hear “I didn’t know that!” a lot,
- think you agreed on one thing, but someone else expects something different,
- are overwhelmed by constant communication so you can’t focus on the most meaningful work,
- feel that remote interactions are superficial and shallow,
…this article is definitely for you.
We hope that this guide gave you a lot of insight into hiring remote developers. If you have any questions, you can always give us a shout – consultations are free of charge!. The last thing we have left is to wish you good luck!