How to hire amazing offshore developers and other staff from $1k to 4k per month

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Published on March 14, 2014

Author: CarloBorja1



Presented by Rob Rawson, CEO and Founder of at the Remoters in Sydney Meetup last March 12, 2014.

Links to tools mentioned:
Time Doctor -
Asana -
Jing -
Team Viewer - -
Skype -
Google Hangouts -

Sites to find great people: - (for full time hires)
oDesk -
Elance -
Freelancer -
Linkedin -

How to hire amazing offshore developers and other staff from $1k to 4k per month Friday, March 14, 14

Great offshore developers $1k is 43,000 pesos - PHP developer with several years experience is possible $2,400 - wide range of people $4k - even wider range in many countries Friday, March 14, 14

Why hire remotely Bangladesh the traffic is horrible. People want to work from home The top level salaries in the country for a CTO are $2-4k You can hire the best in the country for $2-4k Friday, March 14, 14

Countries to hire from Bangladesh India/Pakistan Philippines Russia/ Eastern Europe USA Friday, March 14, 14

Example of one of my staff No 12 in the world in a coding competition Approached by Facebook Working for us because we are willing to hire from home Friday, March 14, 14

Where to find great people LinkedIn oDesk Elance and Freelancer Coding competition sites Friday, March 14, 14

Projects versus long term Logo, simple website, simple research task - project based Freelancer great, oDesk and Elance also good Very good specifications Friday, March 14, 14

Evaluating staff Beginning of evaluation funnel - initial evaluation Develop a specific test Don’t interview everyone on the phone! Simple test to initially screen Friday, March 14, 14

Developing tests Create your own specific test Hire for a short project Friday, March 14, 14

Key points in an interview Demonstrate they have done it before (high salary person) Demonstrate they are able to learn how to do new things (lower salary person) Friday, March 14, 14

Trial period Trial 2-3 people for 1-4 weeks Better to hire 2 people and expect 1 not to work out Friday, March 14, 14

Spent time in recruitment LOTS of focus to find great people Friday, March 14, 14

Managing the team On-boarding process Over-communicating Skype chat rooms Daily phone meetings 5-10 mins Track attendance - Time Doctor Friday, March 14, 14

Come together as a team! Monthly games night Vision and Purpose meeting Chill zone Skype chat Daily phone meetings 5-10 mins Track attendance - Time Doctor Friday, March 14, 14

Paying staff Paypal Payoneer Western Union Friday, March 14, 14

Tools and resources Skype Google hangouts Jing TeamViewer or Time Doctor Asana Friday, March 14, 14

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