Before hiring somebody for an engineering position or building an in-house dev team, you need to double-check a number of things. The following checklist is based on our 8 years of expertise in recruitment, onboarding and offboarding software developers. These are the best market practices and battle-tested solutions, which will help you build a successful development team.
Before even considering a new hire, key managers should ask themselves a few questions to test the organization’s readiness to absorb talent. Each new hire has to be verified, and you need to make sure that a clear value, vision and KPIs are in place for both engaged parties.
The typical recruitment process in Netguru consists of more than 20 steps, and we eventually hire only 3% of applicants.
Getting new hires on board quickly and efficiently is crucial to every company’s success. Even more so in software development industry, where the sheer number of tools, processes and access privileges can cripple your business. Our onboarding checklists have more than 50 things a manager needs to tick off before a new employee is ready to work.
You want the new hire to be 100% productive in the new workplace as quickly as possible. A smooth start is a mentor’s primary task. Here’s what the process ought to look like:
When we say goodbye to employees, we want to make sure the process is as efficient as possible so both sides won’t waste time by repeating or delaying tasks. Our offboarding checklist is very comprehensive.
All these checklists and processes serve two main purposes:
The latter especially is a show of respect and a good rule of thumb. You want to not only build a happy, productive team, but also to create your employer’s brand. In today’s connected world, little mistakes and online comments can cost you a brilliant new hire. Your immediate need when you start a recruitment campaign might be finding new people for your company, but your focus should always be sustainability.
Finally, make sure hiring full-time talent is what your company really needs. Here's an article we've written on the subject to help you make the final decision.