The Clear Function Blog

Here you’ll find articles from our team, as well as guest authors, about anything from software development to running a small business.

February 14, 2017

What Red Flags Should You Watch for When Hiring a Developer?

As you successfully source good candidates, whether locally or online, and start to narrow down the pool, your role will shift from prospector to detective. You are no longer panning for gold. You are instead looking for clues that this developer won’t be a good fit. Your primary goal at this phase in the hiring […]

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January 11, 2017

Sourcing Great Local Developers

Before you can give your new developer Github access and she can start cranking out code for your amazing product, you must first source enough candidates for the gig. Finding enough local developers to interview takes more effort than most people realize! The challenge of sourcing local talent leads to a pivotal question: “Am I […]

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December 20, 2016

3 Strategies for Sourcing Great Developers Online

In our last post on sourcing great local developers, we laid out our process for finding talent in your market. Depending on your city and your needs, you might be able to find the right person for the job nearby. But in our experience, restricting yourself to local hires can shrink the candidate pool to […]

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November 29, 2016

The Talent and Budget Benefits of Hiring a Remote Contractor

At some point your company will need to hire for a new project or job. In a perfect world, your ideal hire would live nearby. He or she would be available to start immediately. You could make space at your office and add the newcomer to your existing workflow. But what if you can’t find […]

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November 15, 2016

Hiring a Short-Term Software Consultant – How to Prepare

Many companies benefit from a bringing in a short-term software consultant. This role goes by different names: tech lead, interim CTO, senior developer, and even product owner. A development consultant may help you architect the project, think through budget, and identify a minimum marketable feature set. He or she may explain the strengths and limitations […]

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