Even in mature companies with good programmers already on board, hiring one bad programmer can still derail a project's timeline—leading to additional costs if not managed properly. So how do you dodge this trap? In today's episode, I'll share with you a few tips on how to avoid hiring bad programmers that may help.
[0:00] Intro to "How to avoid hiring bad programmers?"
[2:55] Know your developer needs
[3:10] Do you really need a senior developer for your project?
[5:22] Leveraging the network of your current employees
[6:46] Review resumes but don’t give them too much weight
[8:52] Never skip face-to-face interviews
[10:34] Perform background checks
[11:44] Test candidates skills with real-life programming conditions
[13:33] Involve your existing team members in the hiring process
[15:48] Let the candidate engage with the CEO or founder
[16:34] Deliver value to every candidate
[17:19] Believe in second chances
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