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Top 5 Frustrations Hiring Programmers

Finding the right talent to fit your needs can be time-consuming, overwhelming, and downright discouraging. From ghosting to inadequate deliverables, all sorts of things can go wrong when you hire an online programmer.

Let's cover the top 5 most frustrating problems that occur when hiring software developers online. We'll also provide solutions so you never have to deal with these problems again.

“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur.” - Red Adair

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We have cumulative decades of experience in software development and startup success, so we can tell you first-hand about the difficulties you may run into along your company's journey.

1. Not Knowing What You Need

If you aren't a software engineer yourself, how are you supposed to know which type to hire? Learning terms like front-end, back-end, full stack, and DevOps is complicated enough, but then just in the software development category alone, there are hundreds of languages. Python, Javascript, Bash, Golang, Perl, Ansible... and the list of gibberish jargon goes on. Do you need someone who can match your current code language? Or are you looking to build something new, fresh and better?

How do you even get started?

Fortunately, some companies (like us, BearPeak Technology Group) offer a free code assessment. The engineers on our team can review your current content and recommend professional developers who best fit your needs; We're the bridge between company leads and the software developers you're looking for.

2. Not Knowing Who You Need

It's hard to trust people beyond your current network - It's like taking a shot in the dark. You're handing your code, your information, and your valuable website over to a complete stranger!

You can find software developers online for quick projects, costing as little as $5 (you now the site). This may work fine for a small code error, but what about big projects? Are you comfortable giving all your information to someone whose face you'll never see?

Fortunately, the experts at BearPeak would love to talk! We're suckers for face-to-face calls, catching up on life events and telling you all about our favorite Colorado hiking and skiing spots. Our team is made of diverse, senior-level professionals with decades of cumulative experience. In fact, we've had great success on startup teams, and have gone through the trials and errors so you don't have to.

BearPeak programmers (or candidates) are vetted more deeply than typical agencies. In many cases, they are people we have personal knowledge of; almost referrals. We won't recommend anyone to join your team that we don't personally know and trust.

3. It Can Take Weeks

Hiring a new employee can be such a long process: Researching, writing and posting listings, waiting for candidates to reach out, comparing credentials, scheduling and conducting interviews, selecting a candidate, onboarding and explaining the process, then finally seeing if the programmer can do what you need them to.

This process for hiring a software developer can take up to 8-12 weeks. We know you and your team might not have that time; Are you looking for outside help with a current project? When is the deadline for that deliverable?

BearPeak cuts down the hiring time by providing excellent candidates from the very beginning. You tell us what you need, and we'll provide the perfect match. We'll also provide a Software Delivery Director (free of charge!) who will stick by both you and the programmer as the project is completed.

4. High Failure Rate

From ghosting to poor communication, unclear expectations to inadequate deliverables, hiring online can be a disaster.

The last thing you want is to hire someone, think you've made a great decision in just the nick of time, then hear excuse after excuse about why you'll never receive the changes you wanted.

Juggling a startup is complicated enough on its own. Adding an unreliable hire into the mix only makes it more likely that your big software dreams will remain just that: big dreams.

BearPeak knows that fear of failure and never reaching your goals. But we've pushed through, reaching pitfalls and peaks of our own, to become experts in our field. Now we're ready to help you trek through your journey.

Every BearPeak engagement includes a dedicated Software Delivery Director at no additional cost. They ensure that timelines are met and quality is high. We guarantee that if you’re not happy - for any reason - in the first month (30 calendar days) we will refund our fee.

5. No Quality Guarantee

What if your new software programmer delivers... well... subpar work? All that money and time, emails back and forth, now a product that doesn't match what you thought you'd be getting.

The conversation can be uncomfortable, and some freelancers won't correct their mistakes for free. Even if they will, do you even want to work with them anymore? You may have to hire someone new just to fix what the first programmer did wrong.

Never want to worry about throwing your money away on inadequate programmers ever again? Hire a team that ensures a quality promise: All BearPeak Technology Group services come with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

It's important for us to disclose the multiple authors of this blog post: The original outline was written by chat.openai, an exciting new AI language model. The content was then edited and revised by Lindey Hoak.
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