Given the large global developer talent pool, it can be challenging to look for developers that match your criteria. And, once you find them, ensuring you stand out and offer a great candidate experience is critical to hiring high quality talent.
Here are our top tips for success before you get started:
- Set up a role scorecard: This helps your hiring team know what to look for in a developer as they sort through CVs, and it helps your team stay aligned throughout the sourcing and interviewing process.
- Be extremely responsive: Developers are likely interviewing with several companies at once, and even a slight delay in your process could mean you lose out on a strong candidate.
- Maintain a strong pipeline: This can happen throughout every stage of the process, so it’s important to maintain a strong pipeline of candidates.
OfferZen's developer hiring platform is set-up to help you communicate job specs clearly to candidates and stay on top of communications, but that's not all that goes into a great hiring process. View more best practices for developer hiring.
How you first reach out to a developer matters. Remember, they’re often inundated with messages from recruiters. For remote hiring in particular, where the candidate might not be aware of your brand, it's important to put your best foot forward and be clear about what makes your company a great option. Check out our top tips on reaching out to developers effectively.
It can be tricky to bring a human element to remote hiring, but it's important to create connections. When developers are choosing between offers, a workplace that they connected with is going to get more consideration than one that they feel they barely know. From our virtual office to yours, get actionable advice on creating a connection.
Once you've successfully grabbed a candidate's attention, it's time for developer interviews. At this stage, you share the majority of information that will ultimately determine whether an offer is made or accepted. The candidate can get a better sense of your company culture and whether it matches their goals. For you, it is an opportunity to showcase your culture and get a sense of how the candidate could add to it. You can also effectively test their skills to confirm whether they're the right match. For developer interviewing best practices, check out our guide.