Eastern Europe is home to nearly one million programmers. With a strong educational focus on sciences and technologies, Eastern Europe produces IT professionals who are passionate about their jobs. 87% of these professionals have taught themselves a programming language, showing they are engaged in providing excellent service and knowledge.
Before hiring, know exactly what you’re looking for. Write down the project, breaking it into portions. Be thorough and exact about what each portion requires in terms of skill. This will help you know what you’re looking for in a candidate.
These 5 steps will act as a guide so you can be sure to get the best candidate for the job.
Use Local Recruiters
A common problem with recruiting from Eastern Europe is the language barrier. When looking for IT talent yourself, job boards may not be in English. Hiring a coal recruiter means having someone who speaks the language.
Local recruiters will also have an insight into the job market you might not have. They will be able to find the best the region has to offer by using their expertise to look in the best places.
Find a Reliable Service Provider
There are many trusted companies out of Eastern Europe that specialize as outsourcing firms. Ask colleagues and mentors for suggestions; you may find a company through these recommendations.
This is where a detailed list of skills necessary for your project is useful.
How many of the skills from your list of skills necessary to your project does this potential candidate have? Do they have proficiency in web, mobile, desktop, or all technologies?
- Domain Knowledge
What exactly is your project composed of? Does this company or candidate have experience in this particular area? Can you see any examples of this work, such as in a portfolio or in your experience with a company they may have worked with previously?
In IT, experience translates to competency. The more experienced a developer is, the more creative solutions they can create for your project. This will also help reassure you that whatever solutions they provide will be of high quality.
- Work Review
Culture and branding is an important part of hiring that is often overlooked. It’s not enough anymore for someone to merely be proficient at the skills they’ll need for the project. They must also be a good fit for personal style.
Asking for a portfolio can show what style and flair they bring to projects to ensure it will match your personal style.
- Coding Test
Coding assessments are widely available online and offer an easy way to assess whether a candidate’s abilities match your requirements. Using coding platforms like KillerCoder, you can receive a detailed report about the real-world coding abilities of candidates.
- Final Interview
Now that you’ve gone through the minutiae of confirming technical ability, branding, and capability, you have the opportunity to evaluate personal connection. This is critical for being sure that working together will go smoothly and yield big results.
- Some things to consider include:
Smooth Communication Skills- Being able to communicate effectively between at-home teams and Eastern European teams is important to avoid and resolve misunderstandings, open discussions, and track progress. This includes the ability to communicate well in English.
Culture– Does your potential partner value the same things as you? Is time management, quality of work, or communication important to you? Don’t be afraid to ask questions on this- you are building a relationship, and these are important components to any important relationship.
Take Advantage of Large Hiring Markets
Eastern Europe is emerging to dominate as an outsourcing field in 2022. By using the steps above, you can take advantage of skills early to help catapult your company forward.