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Hello Crowdholders, 

 

Have you worked in a company where you participated in the hiring process? Have you as an individual ever hired a freelancer?

 

In this task, we would like to hear stories from people who have experienced with hiring someone.

 

Questions to consider: 

Were there any challenges with hiring?

Did you learn any best practices?

 

Hearing your stories will help us with future building strategies. It's important we get insight directly from a client's perspective. We look forward to your feedback! 

 

Cheers, 

 

CryptoTask Team 

 





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During my time as a manager for for two different retail companys and their are always challenges, and the best way i handle hiring is listens to potential employee during their interview. try to get them to do most of the talking about their job history,work ethics and what they hope to acheive with this job and where they want to be 2 0r 3 years from now even long term. this will help you decied if he or she is the right fit for your company.

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5 months ago

Yo Yo guru

Don't forget to use your upvotes. You will earn from that too.

For sex, does that count too?

Best practice is to read the reviews always.

5 months ago

 

If I have hired freelances. I do it regularly and I do it more because of the councils and relationships I have had in the past with them. It is interesting to work the recommendation part to be able to offer this type of services. Otherwise, the experience is very good and a job of great value.

5 months ago

Lite Liger new user

Crypto Enthusiast from YouTube

When you are in process of hiring people, its important to obviously understand is this a hobby project or a serious job. These are things that you need to know about people you want to hire

1) what is the first and second languages, you want to avoid language barriers

2) Where are they from, what is their ethnicity, you have to know from which cultures they originate to understand the way they work and what type of working environments/cultures they are accustomed to in the past

3) Other responsibilities, such as pregnancy, kids or a second job. This is important if you need them to have more possible availability in case someone is sick or absent in certain day.

4) Their Mentality and past working record, is there jobs in the field they have done in the past.

5) Age, this is important sometimes if there is concerns about health or how long they can work on this specific job.

 

These are good pointers to start out with.

5 months ago

As an FYI - In the US, you can't legally ask someone their age, ethnicity, marital status, religion, or medical status (including pregnancy) in a job interview.

5 months ago

Karen M guru

Very true Kim, but we all know they have ways of getting and using that info in the hiring process.

5 months ago

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Karen M guru

Very well thought out list Lite Liger

5 months ago

I was in the retail world for over 30 years and we hired and fired for the company they gave us all the tools we need and it was challenging and rewarding great experiece.

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5 months ago

Professionally, I have hired many folks working in a wide range of jobs in tech and the financial sector.  The bulk of these roles focused on project management or analysis roles focusing on  systems, finance, and data. 

On a personal level, I have also hired freelancers working primarily on home remodel and repair activities and in support of community projects.

Some things I have learned (for professional hiring) - 

1)    Communicate your needs and expectations for clearly

2)    Include technical questions when interviewing for technical roles -  Create role appropriate questions to ensure a candidates technical skills match your needs.   This will help differentiate between those who are simply good at doing interviews,  and those who can do the more technical aspects of the job.

3)    Ask for prior work overviews or examples so you can see the quality of their work

4)    Evaluate organizational ‘fit’  in terms of work hours, meeting availability, deliverable timing work independence, communication preferences, etc.

5)    Look for opportunities to  bring team members with complimentary skills on board vs. hiring based on cookie cutter requirements

6)    Follow up on references 

7)    Never be afraid to hire someone who may be smarter or better then you

Some added things for freelancers

1)    Start new freelancers on small and lower impact projects where possible to get a feel for real skill level and ability to meet deliverables

2)    Set clear deliverables  and timing expectations

3)    get bids from multiple sources

4)    Plan in advance and determine who is responsible for differences between estimated costs and actual cost.  I’d recommend differentiating between added costs caused by you (changes in scope, deliverables, timing, etc.) vs. those caused by bad planning or forecasting on freelancers part.  This helps you avoid having someone low ball a bid to get the job and lets you budget and plan  more accurately

5)     Have a contract(including items #2 and #3  in writing)

I’m sure there are a ton more, but those are the ones that come immediately to mind – hope it helps!

5 months ago

De Gem guru

Cryptocurrency enthusiast, avid reader, rapper and SDG advocate.

This is priceless info.

5 months ago

Karen M guru

Great detail, your experience shows.

5 months ago

I participate regularly in the hiring process in the company I work for.

 

The "must" thing in any job interview, and more so being the interviewer, the one who has the power in that unequal relationship, is to get the interviewee to relax. If he is not relaxed, because of the nerves, we can lose knowing a good candidate.

And the other thing is to be honest, not to promise things that will not be fulfilled, just to excite the candidate.

Good task!

5 months ago

Yo Yo guru

Don't forget to use your upvotes. You will earn from that too.

Best comment in this task if you ask me.
Some people still think as a human. Great.

5 months ago

Thank you.

5 months ago

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Joseph Brehm new user

I used to staff events with stagehands. Like any such gig, the jobs weren't steady enough to keep a large group of people working on a regular basis, so I was constantly looking for new people. Most of the time I used people recommended by the few people I could keep busy, and I had a large group of people with iffy availability, but any time we had to bring someone new in it was a gamble.

Big thing I learned is you just have to give people a chance. Start small and let them work up to the big things. Sometimes they work out, sometimes they don't. Oh, and always remind them we are only as good as our last gig.

5 months ago

De Gem guru

Cryptocurrency enthusiast, avid reader, rapper and SDG advocate.

This is so cool. Great info Joseph

5 months ago

Sam BTC guru

Just a common Crypto enthusiast.. Wait crypto is not common it's special :)

I regularly hire people as I have been a project manager for several years now. What I have observed is traditinally companies have preferred full time long term contractual employees to ensure stability to maintain a steady resource supply for future projects.

This model worked well when there was a demand of standard skills like coding, testing etc. Now with demand for latest skills like blockchain and cloud based skills it's very difficult to find good resources quickly. Here freelances are a better hiring option as you can easily scale up or scale down resources depending on project requirements.

In future demand for freelancers is definitely going to go up further.

5 months ago

De Gem guru

Cryptocurrency enthusiast, avid reader, rapper and SDG advocate.

I think there will be an explosion of block chain jobs this decade. And yes, freelancers will be in crazy demand.

5 months ago

To find a right person for anything is quite challenging and if it's hiring for any job or project that will be more selective . For hiring first have think what you from hired people. That's why freelancing is more easy find right person for project. Hirer and freelancers both can communicate what they want from the project. 

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I have 200 sites :)

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5 months ago

Picxy Joe expert

I have not been involved in a hiring process directly but have made some contribution in accessing the performance of candidates. In recruiting talent, there is no "one size fit all", you just have to be open minded and let each candidate express themselves based on the role you have for them. But of course, not everyone is a good talker, so you can design scenarios-based tasks that they will need to complete within a time frame, whether supervised or unsupervised, this really will help in accessing their skill level, and how they can deliver on the job.

5 months ago

Karen M guru

I've hired many people for various jobs at my home (home improvement/repairs etc). I have learned that you need to get multiple bids. Prices vary quite a bit. Also the scope of the work varies from one company/person to another so it helps if you do some research to know what you really need. Get everything in writing so there are no surprises or miscommunications. Never pay up-front-while most people are honest, there are also thieves to watch out for. Pay attention to what is being done, so if  things seem 'off' you can address it at the time it's happening.

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5 months ago

yehia tarek expert

Full stack Blockchain developer Looking for new Challenges

I worked for Economic professor. My professor launched a startup for providing Elearning solutions using Blockchain. The startup members were my professor ( the CEO, don't know anything about software development ). I and my friend ( the junior developer). In order to make a good product, We were looking for a senior to join our team. As our prof was not familiar with software development. It was required from me and my friend to hire our leader. We wrote the job description in a very detailed way. We got a lot of applications most of them were inappropriate for the job. I don't know why a UI/UX or a Network Engineer guy apply for such a job. We met three developers, First one, perfect match for the job but he was a freelancer more familiar with providing solution jobs than the product base work. He wants to finish all the job in three weeks and get his money. This is wasn't useful for us as we need more time to design our product and also will cost much more money so we didn't have a deal. The second was a senior developer for 7 years as he says but he only uses Microsoft technologies only and doesn't know what is Agile. The third one was also a perfect match but was busy with the other six projects he has so want to work for only 8 hours a week. 

5 months ago

De Gem guru

Cryptocurrency enthusiast, avid reader, rapper and SDG advocate.

So who did you hire in the end if not any of the three you shortlisted?

5 months ago

yehia tarek expert

Full stack Blockchain developer Looking for new Challenges

Unfortunately, until now we couldn't find someone for this position.

5 months ago

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De Gem guru

Cryptocurrency enthusiast, avid reader, rapper and SDG advocate.

Oh that's bad. But I hope the startup isn't faring badly

5 months ago

Tim Prior guru

Crypto / Blockchain enthusiast and investor.

I've hired people on Fiverr a number of times for small graphic design tasks.  Key there for me were factors such as examples of work, reviews, and the average number of days took to deliver on the task.  All of which helped me to have a smooth and pleasant experience.  Though these things (the latter two at least) tend to be built up over time, which could present trust issues for users of a new freelancing site such as yourselves.  Where clients are in the dark a little more before taking the plunge.  

More recently I tried to place a job on Freelancer.com for somebody to build me a "clone" of the Uniswap front-end.  And my job was removed by the site admin, who informed me that they do not allow cloning-work on their site.   I tried to argue that Uniswap was open-source, but to no avail.  Likely that was somewhere in their TOS, which I of course did not read, but it was still an annoyance to me at the time.  Especially when you consider that the internet is littered with ETSY, eBay, whatever, clone-scripts that one can purchase.  Presumably there are potential legal ramifications for them hence why they disallow it, but I have not been back to Freelancer.com since.  Perhaps decentralized freelancing will better operate in said "grey areas"... 

5 months ago

Tim Prior guru

Crypto / Blockchain enthusiast and investor.

p.s. those aren't spam links (they inserted themselves automatically). Don't delete me fellow Crowdholders... :D

I have no association with it.

5 months ago

De Gem guru

Cryptocurrency enthusiast, avid reader, rapper and SDG advocate.

Haha. You know we can't delete you come on. You're an OG over here and a respectable one at that.

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Tim Prior guru

Crypto / Blockchain enthusiast and investor.

:D Cheers De Gem. Appreciated. It has taught me that I'll need to take a closer look myself when marking things as spam here at CH. Usually when I see a bunch of links I assume it is...

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Have worked with a couple of free lancers in Fiverr and upwork, basically the key to hiring is communication...

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5 months ago

Rondy Vs new user

I have learned that people can do great stuff at the right place....

5 months ago

De Gem guru

Cryptocurrency enthusiast, avid reader, rapper and SDG advocate.

I hired a streaming specialist for my SoundCloud tracks. I tested the first time for a single track and the guy delivered in a single day as promised. Then I went ahead with another track which also got the number of plays I asked for. So far, that's the only time I hired somebody online. I never had any problems.

Offline, I've been involved in hiring a project manager for a job even though I was only an intern. I wasn't the one hiring but I was responsible for monitoring emails, setting up interviews and giving candidates who'd successfully passed updates.

Any challenges? Yes, sometimes too many people qualify for the job so you have to employ subtle tactics to select the best. This applies to both online and offline situations. For the online one, there were so many websites promising guaranteed streaming but I had to read several blogs to confirm the authentic ones. Then there's also the problem of hiring somebody and the person failing to deliver. I didn't experience this online but offline, my boss did. Sometimes there's money involved which makes the situation more complicated.

Best practices? Do your research very well. Read blogs, subscribe to authentic newsletters and watch videos from vlogging experts. These lead to very good recommendations. The good freelancers for every type of job are all out there, but the bad ones are among them as well. There's always the right person for the job

5 months ago

I had a challenge were I presented an idea to the hired person only for her to present something entirely different. Its true that she was at fault for presenting me with something different but I love it. My entire team loved it. She took our concept and remade it. The challenge here is though I love her creativity, I hope she doesn't do something we don't like.

I have learned that people can do great stuff at the right price.

5 months ago

TOM STEEL guru

Wow so great to see so many things going on here in this website. the company that i work for currently hired me so indirectly i have been involved in the hiring process, kinda funny though. I have not been related with the hiring p[rocess in my company.

As an individual i have hired a lot of people to do different kinds of work from plumbing to onliner jobs, the main thing that i have come to realize is that for the business transactions to go well there have to be a lot of trust bonding between the clients and the service proved if this bond is not created or not properly established then the business deal at the end of the deal might move into a bad state.

In hiring laborers to do physical work for me i have come to the conclusion that they have to be done with the work first before payment except it is a job that really needs the money before the services render, because when you have not filly paid the worker will be very obliged to finish the task but it is different in the online zone.

5 months ago

Hi, first, I wish you success with the project.

I am a freelancer on CryptoTask, I'm not hired anyone. I write this because I send a few messages on posted jobs but still nobody doesn't send me back.

These jobs are not valid and you should see what is going on.

Thanks and UPVOTE, please.

5 months ago

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