When looking for the perfect Node.js developer, short interview time is a pitfall to be avoided: with loads and loads of job candidates to interview, each of them only gets a few hours to really let their knowledge shine (do they even get a chance to answer all of the interview questions?) Feeling time pressure of the technical interview or coding challenges, they often fail to prove their expertise and proficiency. Does it mean that they are inherently bad web developers? Who knows. One thing is for certain: in a remote peaceful environment, the candidate is far more likely to actually focus and pull through.
Another caveat of the hiring process lies in the company’s human resources department: although HR managers offer great expertise in many other areas, it takes a Node.js professional to interview another Node.js professional — and overburdened HR managers often have no time to really examine a candidate’s skill set. This leads to skewed interview results as the HR interviewer only has so much time and is forced to only analyze the candidate’s previous work experience and projects.
With more and more companies going remote — both Silicon Valley tech giants and your next-door startups — it’s becoming increasingly hard to justify hiring from your local talent exclusively. With literally a world of Node.js developers to choose from, is it a good business strategy to ignore this opportunity? Although remote work does have its own challenges, we at Soshace have built our company around overcoming them — and helping great companies find their great Node.js developers. Here’s how we do it:
We’ve taken a good hard look at the hiring strategies of many companies and realized: their hiring processes were not thorough enough. To solve this problem, we deploy a rigorous four-stage vetting process: 1) we screen the candidate’s CV; 2) we conduct an initial interview, assessing their soft skills; 3) we conduct professional skills test; 4) we test the candidate via online coding. Finally, we manage all the legal intricacies to make sure that both the developer and the client can trust each other completely.
At Soshace, we live by our remote work values — we test-drive our product every day as our entire team is 100%-remote. With remote developers, you can try it yourself!