Make use of RFPs to structure and streamline your hiring process for a Developer. Answering questions up-front saves time. Use a scoring system to quickly narrow down the candidate pool and zero in on the top candidates. Afterwards, the top proposal can be converted to a contract.
First, talk about requirements for the Developer position. Second, get more in-depth about the skills the job calls for. Third, lend insight to company culture and assess how the freelancer could fit with the team. Finally, address any questions that arose during the interview.
Always start with an estimate for the value of the project, or its predicted revenue. Consider typical costs of both agencies and in-house teams as a baseline, then compare with current freelance Developer rates. Use the Bonsai rates explorer for recent numbers.
Use a contract to establish all the terms of payment, from rates to timelines. In addition, make milestones and deadlines perfectly clear before work begins. By setting these details, along with details on intellectual property rights, you’ll protect your Developer and your company from issues later on.
1.1 Project. The Client is hiring the Developer to do the following: Build application infrastructure of new web App including 7 API endpoints.
1.2 Schedule. The Developer will begin work on February 16, 2017 and must finish the work byMarch 16, 2017.
1.3 Payment. The Client will pay the Developer a flat fee of $1,500.00 (USD). Of this, the Client will pay the Developer $500.00 (USD) before work begins.
1.4 Expenses. The Client will not reimburse the Developer's expenses.
1.5 Invoices. The Developer will invoice the Client at the end of the project. The Client agrees to pay the amount owed within 15 days of receiving the invoice. Payment after that date will incur a late fee of 1.0% per month on the outstanding amount.
1.6 Support. The Developer will not provide support for any deliverable once the Client accepts it, unless otherwise agreed in writing.
Bring your Developer up to speed right away with your on-boarding process. Give them the logins, software, and other tools for the project at hand. Take care of contracts, agreements, and other compliance documents. Introduce your new hire to other team members so they feel welcomed.
Just one compliance violation in California can cost upwards of $20,000. Currently, these misclassification issues are the most important enforcement priority for the Department of Labor, so it’s crucial to set things up right. When hiring your Developer, make compliance your priority as well.