Establish who you want to hire
The first step in hiring anyone is to know exactly what role you want them to fill and what tasks they will need to perform. Whoever you hire will need to adapt to this workload and fit in with the principles of your company but remember that you may need to distinguish between which skills are absolutely needed and which ones you can get rid of if you find the right candidate who doesn’t have said skill.
When looking for a software developer you need to hire according to the work you need to be done. Are you looking for someone who works Frontend or backend? You’ll need to establish the details on what tech skills you want them to have, their soft skills, culture fit, and the amount of experience they will need.
Once you have all this down you’re ready to move on to the next step.
Distinguish them from the crowd
Once you’re ready to start interviewing candidates you’ll need to prepare a set of questions and processes that will help you determine if the talent will be a good fit for your company.
This can be done by asking the candidate to do a mock technical test that will allow you to evaluate their skill levels and validate their experience.
To make sure they are a cultural fit and fit in with the team, you could always ask members of your team to sit down in the interview and become part of the conversation. This will allow your team’s opinion to be heard and they will have a say on if they will connect with the candidate or not.
Build a process
A good way to help you process your candidates would be to build a hiring funnel. This can be a tool to set up the steps needed to hire the right candidate from the crowd.
This can be done by:
- Screening your candidates: Checking Job ads, reaching out via social media or LinkedIn, brand awareness, and marketing.
- Test task: You can send the candidate a small task or app to do to prove they have the experience needed.
- Giving specific feedback
- Determine if Hired or not hired.
- Overcome obstacles
While there are many candidates you will need to find someone who is ambitious, passionate, and creative.
Reassess your hiring options
If you are still having trouble with the hiring process then you should look a changing up your strategy. Instead of hiring someone, look into team augmentation or possibly hiring a freelancer to do the work for you.