Imagine you want to create a web application or a business-oriented website. So, what are your next steps? First, you employ a web design firm, correct?
You now provide them with your specifications, and they provide you with estimates. Finally, you’ll have a responsive website after months of hard work. Over time, it will generate massive amounts of web traffic and revenue.
Excited? You should be!
However, website development is difficult, and you cannot do it overnight. The entire web development process takes time. Nevertheless, it can be good after long hours of work behind the scenes by business analysts, designers, developers, and testers.
What to decide before hiring a web developer?
Developing a web application from scratch will take significant planning. For example, if you fail to hire well, you’ll struggle to complete your project on time.
Before you begin the recruitment process, you must decide on the programming language, frameworks, and APIs you want to use during development. Also, you need to check if all of these will play a part in the type of developer you finally hire.
You’ll need to remember that choosing the wrong developer can be expensive. Whether you decide to go for a frontend, backend, or full-stack developer, finding someone who fits the bill should be a top priority right from the get-go.
If you follow your development plan from start to finish, you’ll find a developer to match your requirements, allowing you to avoid any setbacks while creating your web app.
You can segregate all requirements for future web developers into two categories: hard skills and soft skills. Hard skills are technical abilities (knowledge of programming languages, web frameworks, databases, etc.). Whereas, soft skills are general attitudes and working methods, communication, and leadership skills.
The technology stack described in the project’s Software Requirements Specification (SRS) is the basis for developing hard skill requirements. In addition, a team lead or project manager can provide a list of soft skills.
During the recruiting process, you can take a screening interview. The screening will help you ascertain whether a candidate possesses the skills required to succeed. Pre-employment screening, which also comprises several other stages, includes screening interviews as one of its components. After examining resumes and establishing a list of candidates with required minimum education and experience requirements, you can initiate the screening interviews.
Screening Interview Types
You can conduct screening interviews by the following processes-
In-house hiring requires a certain amount of HR and legal effort to formalize the employment for each new hire. You can reduce your hiring efforts when you work with a vendor. This is because all legal and administrative liability for the talent remains with their direct employer. Plus, you can grow or shrink your extended or dedicated team with a simple change to the main service level agreement. No more tedious paperwork every time your web project requires an additional team FTE.
In-house hiring is sometimes seen as the most natural onboarding, as this is the traditional hiring model that many employees know. However, new internal employees need initial support (1-2 months) from project managers and team leaders to get used to new work processes.
Working in large or dedicated teams is commonplace for web developers hired by outsourcing companies. However, the web talent at Qservices is flexible and can fully adapt to new projects in just two weeks. For onsite visits, you can further accelerate it. So, working with a vendor is a good idea if you have a tight deadline or want a new employee to start her web project.
Communication between in-house web developers may be more natural, but proper training is required to become a professional team that respects each other’s skills and responsibilities. Hosting supervised gamified activities and allowing teams to collaborate on small web projects to test the waters are two of the best ways to do this.
Hiring a dedicated team is the best option if you don’t have time for gamified training and testing projects. The management and team-building process of such a team are completely handled by the vendor, allowing him to build a cohesive team of web professionals with minimal time investment.
Finally, keep in mind that coding is only one component of web development. You can divide the web development process into steps, and each step is critical to the project’s success.
Qservices follows all of these steps to ensure no unpleasant surprises for our clients regarding delivery. Check out our complete website development stages here.
If you need to hire a Web developer to develop a web application, call us for a quick consultation.
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