3 Important Tips for Hiring Remote Angular Developers

Chatty Garrate

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Hiring remote angular developers

One of the essential aspects of recruiting—whether it is a developer or a marketing position—is the face-to-face interaction that lets you in on the non-verbal cues and attitudes of the applicant. However, the pandemic has rapidly transformed industries as we know it. Remote hiring and working increased exponentially leading to the creation of new and improved recruiting procedures.

The world of website and app development can set an example through the way it adapted to the work-from-anywhere setting. With most industries migrating their services online, the current demand for cross-platform frameworks is at an all-time high. 

As a result, there is also a growing need for hiring remote Angular developers. Since Angular developers can create both web and mobile applications, they are the best candidates for tech companies that offer dynamic websites as their service. 

Finding the perfect applicant while managing remote teams can be challenging for modern-day recruiters. When evaluating a candidate you have to take into account additional factors apart from the technical skills and the clean code development. 

Don’t worry. The main point is clear: conduct an efficient recruitment process that saves time and effort for you and the applicant. So, here are some essential tips that can help you select and handle top-tier Angular developers with ease and minimal worries—even when recruiting remotely.

1. Assess the Angular (and AngularJS) capability of the applicant.

There is a reason why your job post is looking for a remote Angular developer– because it is a niche position. So, you have to find someone well-versed in web and app development with above-standard AngularJS technical skills. And there is no better way to test candidate proficiency than by doing initial skill tests. 

Make sure to design the test based on the needs of your company. Starting from the basics, the test must objectively measure the knowledge of an applicant about JavaScript and HTML5. This test should also determine how they work well with the end-to-end frameworks of the given sets of variables. Here are some Angular-specific skills that you can refer to while drafting the test:

– Grasp of testing frameworks (or automation testing, if applicable)

– Developing projects with Angular-compatible technology

– Working with RESTful API

– Version control systems

– Choosing the right stack

You can also include advanced applications of Angular in your problem sets or bonus questions about other language choices like Typescript and Dart to gauge the range of the candidate. By doing this, you can asses their capability to integrate Angular with other technologies—which is a plus. 

While you tally the results of the test, you can already select those who qualified based on your company standards and schedule them for a remote interview. 

2. Get to know the work ethics of the candidate. 

Interviews are the best ways to know more about an applicant. Go beyond technicalities and ask questions about situational scenarios that bring out their attitude and work ethics. You can also dive deeper into their past work experiences and projects. 

In these trying times, one of the best skills you should look for in a developer is their ability to adapt to the workplace—especially in tech. Since the position is remote, you should evaluate if the applicant can work under minimal supervision and deliver within project timelines. 

3. Set expectations from both sides. 

There is so much more to a job than its description (when it’s advertised). Therefore, it’s important to know early on if one of your prospective remote Angular developers has further questions or reservations about the job. What are their expectations about working remotely? Do they have their desktop computer or laptop, or do they expect the company to provide them with one? Are the hours flexible?

As a recruiter, you have to give an overview of the tasks and responsibilities of the applicant who will be joining your Angular team.

As the world adjusts to the new normal, workplaces are now evolving towards hybrid arrangements that will become more and more popular in the coming years. Providing employees with a flexible option to work for a couple of days in the company HQ and other days inaccessible workspaces can help boost productivity of the developers. 

It is important to engage in open communication with the applicant from the very start. This is a great way to establish transparency and good rapport with future employees of the company whom you will interact with every day.

Bottom line: Utilizing an efficient recruitment system helps you find the best remote Angular developers. 

Aside from company culture, your recruitment process can make or break your candidate search in niche positions like Angular developer. And since it is remote work, you have to draft the most efficient hiring procedure that will allow you to select the best applicants that align with what the company needs. 

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Written by Chatty Garrate

Chatty is a freelance writer from Manila. She finds joy in inspiring and educating others through writing. That’s why aside from her job as a language evaluator for local and international students, she spends her leisure time writing about various topics such as lifestyle, technology, and business.

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