If you are an entrepreneur or a person who is just thinking over own startup and don’t live under a rock, there is no doubt that you face the problem of hiring. And no matter how big company is, or how much experience you as an entrepreneur have, due to the limitation of the local talent pool, it’s become harder and more challenging to find the professional and reliable person, who can live up to the challenge and will become the key part in your success mechanism.
Of course, you can search for alternatives, such as offshore team or outsource development. But what If you have in-house staff and simply need to strengthen it with specific skills or expertise?
Our company has the answer to this question, as we have set up a number of remote development teams for clients all over the world. In order to help you to succeed and avoid the pitfalls, we want to share all the tips and tricks.
What is a remote team?
It is really hard to give a single definition to this term, as nowadays exists different variations of cooperation models, but in a nutshell, it is ongoing cooperation between your core team and the remote team.
So let’s go through three key features of “remote team”, which helps you better understand the differences.
1. Team empowerment. The main aim of a remote team is to strengthen your in-house staff by bridging both business and technical competency by the mean of the remote team. Don’t confuse it with complete team replacement!
2. Control and transparency. Another feature which differentiates the remote team from other cooperation models is complete control. There’s constant and direct communication between your in-house staff and off-site developers. Regular meetings and the ability to confer daily via video linkup.
3. Effective distribution of responsibilities. Effective distribution of responsibilities among all team members is one of the best ways to form the dream team and make it work for you. As all the roles and tasks are equally and effectively divided among team members, all of them are equally responsible for its success or failure.
Key benefits of hiring a remote development team
This worldwide acceptance of the idea of remote teams is obvious as they have a lot of benefits.
1. The best top talent
Concerning your need and requirement, the list of best talents is provided to you. Moreover, you take part in screening and interviewing potential candidates and check on your own candidate’s ability to communicate and collaborate from afar.
2. Motivated and focused developers
The developers are assigned to your project full-time. It means that they focus 100% of their attention on your project and are not distracted by multiple assignments of other projects. As a result, your extension team members become an integral part of your company, align with your corporate culture and vision, and work towards a common goal.
3. Ability to plan the budget
In order to avoid unpredictable expenses that can blow off your budget, you can easily agree on a fixed monthly fee that covers the salary, operational expenses, bonuses, etc., enabling you to plan and keep track of your expenses better.
4. Flexibility in managing the resources
You can manage your team members in the way which fits you the best. So you communicate directly to them and solve all the issues that may arise along the way. You may set your clear expectations for work hours, availability, communication system, timely meetings, key projects and deadlines, scheduled meetings and it will keep them focussed working towards the same goals.
5. Setup and operations
If you choose Daynex company, it means that we take care of all operational tasks and provide your developers with all the necessary conditions so they can perform at their best.
How to make it work?
Definitely, we would like to share the basic tips based on our own experience, in order to help you to avoid all the pitfalls. Here is the typical workflow for setting up the remote team.
To start with, make sure you get clear of what exactly you need remote teams for. Logically, you should make a list of which experts you need, consider the scope of your project and define the main roles it requires. You can perform it on your own or request assistance from a professional technology consultancy, such as Daynex company.
2. Hiring process
In accordance with your requirements, our recruiting team will conduct in-depth candidate research, and select the most suitable candidates. Of course, you can take part in the hiring process and run your own test which helps you choose the most appropriate candidate.
3. On-demand support
We can provide more developers to your remote team on-demand, as well as dissolve the developers or other professionals you no longer need. For example, you can hire a specialist to perform a certain task or implement a specific feature. As soon as you no longer need his/her help, we can terminate your contract with them and you continue working with the rest of the developers.
To sum up, building an effective remote team is in some cases rocket science and takes some thought and planning and require good experience and competency, but the process for doing so will benefit your company in more ways than you can imagine. We at Daynex have set up a number of scalable development teams for startups and businesses all over the world. Using the best practices, expertise and direct access to a vast talent pool, we can help you build your own dream remote team.