Why It’s An Awesome Idea To Hire Remote Developers…
Software developers are the unnoticed heroes that make our technology work. They’re the reason we have apps on our smart devices and programs that run our businesses, schools, coffee shops, restaurants, hospitals, and more…
They do more than just design and build our programs, however. They oversee the technical and software-based components of businesses, dealing with both internal programs and external products.
Essentially, they make the digital — and let’s face it, the physical — world go round.
These are the tech guys and gals that collaborate across all teams as dedicated web experts to maintain the applications and services that help your business operate.
Recently, remote work became a forced necessity. That necessity is here to stay, which means you no longer have to hire an in-house team — you can contract a team remotely for your business or digital projects.
So, here is why you should consider working with remote developers on your projects.
1. It’s More Cost-Effective
Whether you need an IT team or are trying to build an app, hiring remote developers can reduce your costs regarding infrastructure and employee onboarding. I personally work with “Silicone-level” talent, at a fraction of the cost and fraction of the ego.
For physical businesses, many employees are now taking on hybrid work schedules or working full-time at home. If this is the case, you may not even need office space anymore if your employees are more productive and moving your business forward at home. When you no longer need on-premise employees, you’re already ahead of the game financially.
Plus, with remote work on the rise and with the help of professional employer organizations (PEOs), you can hire internationally and pay employees their standard salaries according to their location. This is something that also cuts costs due to the favorable exchange rates.
Lastly, remote developers often work as contractors, which means you won’t have to take them on as full-time employees. You can pay them on a per-project basis, depending on the developer or team, which means you don’t have to pay benefits, bonuses, overtime, and so on.
2. It Frees Up Capital For Future Investment
As mentioned above, working with remote developers can cut costs. All that money saved can be put towards virtually anything else needed to scale your business.
This could include onboarding new talent, implementing vanity numbers, and new marketing campaigns — anything that will enable growth.
3. It’ll Increase Productivity
While remote work was on the rise long before the pandemic struck, many believed that it would be the demise of progress and productivity in the workplace.
However, the exact opposite is true.
Several recent studies and surveys found that working from home boosted employee productivity. Some of the reasons behind this boost included the fact that these employees were able to skip their daily commutes while maintaining healthier lifestyles.
When stress is removed from the equation and there’s more time for self-care, employees tend to work more efficiently.
4. Better Team Calibration
Whether you’re selling products or services, your primary concern is getting a clear and concise message out to your customers. To do this, you need to use a certain type of language and tone that resonates with them.
This means that all of your teams must be on the same page to deliver that message throughout each step of your sales funnel. In other words, you need total calibration, and that’s where a remote developer can come in handy.
Their development skills are the first thing that needs to align with your company’s message. This is because they’re the people who will be designing your platform, website, or application — which gives the rest of your teams a home base to work from.
5. There’s Less Risk Involved
Put simply, the remote work model virtually eliminates all the risks that came with the in-office working model.
This is largely because the geographical location was once a primary factor in determining whether the right candidate could come and work for you. With a location as a variable in hiring, you could really only source candidates from a 10-20 mile radius, give or take.
Now that you can reach into talent pools across oceans, you can hire the best possible developers for the job, which mitigates your risk in terms of time and money spent on potentially hiring the wrong person for the job.
6. More Satisfied Customers
If you can achieve saving money to reinvest in your business while hiring someone who can align with your visions and get your other teams to fall in line, you’ll be able to expand and put out better products, services, or whatever else you plan to bring to the table.
When all of these things come together properly, you’ll see a direct increase in customer satisfaction. What’s more, satisfied customers attract more customers through reviews and word of mouth. The right remote developer can create the foundation for all of this and more.
7. Round the Clock Availability
When you begin hiring remotely from around the world, you’ll be able to take advantage of the different time zones in which “standard” working hours take place. In other words, you can essentially put together a team of remote developers that are on-call should any issues arise with your platform, website, or application overnight.
Keep in mind that different time zones may cause a few setbacks concerning communication and availability for necessary meetings. However, these problems can be solved by implementing a unified platform like Asana or other digital workspaces where teams can communicate with each other directly.
8. Greater Motivation to Accomplish Tasks
As previously mentioned, there are several studies and surveys showing positive outcomes in productivity for remote work. Well, the same goes for collective motivation.
Physical offices tend to be mundane. Not to mention, they often force opposing personalities together for eight hours a day, which can hinder motivation simply because it makes people miserable. Working from home allows people to stay energized since they aren’t dealing with commutes, people, or gray cubicles that would otherwise drain them.
Happy and energized people work harder and more efficiently. Therefore, working with remote developers paves the way for much more to be accomplished.
9. Greater Focus on Important Tasks
Hiring remote developers brings greater focus to tasks and overall projects. This is largely because working remotely reduces in-office chatter, meaning that all conversations end up being focused on the tasks that need to get done.
Essentially, there will be fewer distractions which equates to greater focus.
10. Increase in Employee Retention
Pandemic or not, the world keeps turning. However, it’s not turning back to in-house policies. In other words, remote work is here to stay, and many workers are currently looking for employment elsewhere that offers remote work as an option.
In fact, 54% of workers say they would leave their current job for one offering more flexibility.
It can be costly in more ways than one to lose your company’s top performers. You would need to spend a significant amount of time, money, and resources to hire someone that fits your description of the ideal candidate as well as train them efficiently.
It also doesn’t help that we’re still in the throes of the great resignation. Now is the time to meet your employees’ needs, otherwise you’ll have a lot of trouble competing in the labor market to attract and retain top talent.
How to Find Remote Developers For Your Company
Now that you’re ready to hire a remote developer for your needs, you’ll need to know where you can find prospective candidates…
The first thing you want to do before you dive into your search, however, is figuring out exactly what it is you’re looking for. For example, you’ll want to consider the following:
- Decide on the rates you can afford. This means only sourcing from the geographical locations in which these rates apply.
- Decide how many developers you need — do you want to hire a team or one contractor?
- Do you need dedicated developers or part-time developers?
- Would you be managing your remote developer or developers yourself? If not, you’d have to delegate this management task to a trusted team member. This type of job is usually given to the technical project manager, product manager, or a senior engineer.
Now let’s talk about where to look and how to hire remote developers:
- Check out remote work platforms, such as UpWork or Freelancer, Fiverr, and so on.
- Use job portals, such as Indeed. Job portals can be used easily and effectively to sift through qualified candidates at a relatively cheaper cost. There are tons available, and many countries have their own, which means you can still use them to search by location.
- You can also try Google — it’s really that simple. All you have to do is enter specific queries in the Google search bar, such as “best remote developers,” “hire remote developers,” etc. The Google search engine results pages (SERPs) will pull up the various agencies that provide remote developers, allowing you to thoroughly check them out by comparing everything from their expertise to client reviews and even the type of technology they use.
- Another go-to is using a recruiting company. Recruiting companies are incredibly beneficial as they take on the burden of sourcing, interviewing, and hiring the right candidates — so you don’t have to. What’s more, they have extensive industry knowledge and an extended reach which can guarantee fast hiring.
Remote work isn’t going anywhere, and neither are its associated benefits. Hiring remote developers is one of the best ways to gain a competitive edge while ensuring you have a 100% satisfied customer base and seamless operations.
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