WordPress was released in May 2003, and by February 2017, it was used by 27.5 percent of the top 10 million websites in the world. Because of its versatility, ease of use, and robust plugin architecture, WordPress has become the go-to content management system and framework for a huge number of companies and bloggers.
And while WordPress was designed with user friendliness in mind, unlocking its true potential requires an experienced developer who knows the ins-and-outs of the platform. Fortunately, there is no shortage of talented WordPress developers who are ready to unleash their magic on your company’s website—but finding the right fit for your company—and getting him or her onboard—can be a unique challenge for any business owner or hiring manager.
WordPress’s ubiquity as a website platform and as a skillset among developers can be a double-edged sword for business owners like you. On the one hand, it’s easier than ever to find developers who know their way around the platform. But on the other hand, sifting through all those candidates can be time-consuming and counter-productive—especially when you need to fill a position right away. Don’t waste time vetting developers that aren’t the right fit for your team.
First, make sure you’re offering the right compensation, perks, and career paths for your tech workers—including your developers. Then, follow these tips to shorten the hiring process and increase your chances of getting the ideal fit for the position:
In addition to these tips, some companies also like to see how candidates work under pressure by assigning them small tasks and timed coding “challenges” during the interview process. This may be helpful when narrowing your list of applicants, especially if your team frequently works on tight deadlines. Hiring a WordPress developer may seem like a complicated process fraught with pitfalls, but if you do your homework—and have an IT staffing firm like TA Staffing on your side—you’ll have a rock star onboard in no time.
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