If you ask any entrepreneur what is the most difficult aspect of his business, he would flatly respond by saying Human Resources. Regardless of how technologically sound we become, we are after all, dependants on the human brain for a lot of things. There are so many skills and trades that no one but a human can perform.
This is why it is said that recruitment is one of the most important areas of the success of any business. Information technology is one segment of the industry that is by far the most difficult one to get through.
Well, obviously, information technology is popular. This means that regardless of the nature, scope or size of the business, you will at some point need the internet and technologies associated with it to help you out.
This is why the number of people turning into developers and programmers is increasing by the minute. Having said this, obviously, the large numbers pose a very big problem of selection. You see, everywhere you get quantity, quality is sure to suffer.
Emergence of WordPress
WordPress initially was looked upon as a blogging system. However, it has today evolved as one of the most versatile Content Management System on the internet that allows any WordPress developer or WordPress Programmer to prepare websites of any complexity.
If you ask a WordPress developer his reason for the choice of career, he will point out its popularity and concurrent demand in the market. A number of WordPress programmers have changed their original choice of technology and moved into this domain because of the demand and he rising profits involved.
Recruiting the right WordPress developer
Looking for the right WordPress programmer can often be a very painfully time consuming activity. Naturally, whoever you meet for this profile will claim to be the best amongst the rest. Everyone will have a few good testimonials to back these claims. So how do you settle on the right candidate?
Eliminate the option of freelancers
Not that I have anything against them, but it has been proven again and again that the reliability quotient of a freelancer is much lesser as compared to that of a functional organisation with an independent accounting system.
This means that a firm will be interested in their goodwill, but a freelancer will be keener on finishing the project and getting the money. How helpful he will be after that is a big question. So, stay on the safe side and hire from a company.
I know that a lot of people advise against it, but I have found that in my experience, offshore companies put in extra efforts to provide better results. Basically, if they don’t fulfil your requirement then they are at a higher loss than you because:
- They don’t get paid for whatever they have already put in
- They can get permanently blacklisted if a client complains or flags them
This gives you the upper hand. Also, because of the currency difference, you end up paying a lot less than you would to a local talent.
Be responsible for your site
Even after you have hired somebody, please do not close your eyes to everything that he is doing. There is always room for miscommunication or a difference in opinion. Make sure that you are constantly in touch with your WordPress Programmer to ensure that the final website is exactly how you want it to be or even better.