A developer is a very preeminent part of a Company as he is the only person who has the capability of transforming your ideas into a fully functioning scalable website.
Hiring the right PHP developer is significantly important and it should not be related to only technology and coding. The hired dedicated PHP developer should be a person who is able to understand your business to the core and can assist you in doing strategic plannings for the future development and growth. There are three levels of PHP developers i.e. beginners, middle and advanced. If your requirement is only of basic level or some tweaking changes only, then it is good to hire a beginner who has 1-2 years of experience in PHP language. But, if your requirements are big such as website creation from the scratch then experienced PHP programmer is a must to hire for fulfilling your requirements.
1. Knowledge Level
Don't ask triggered questions in the interview that can be easily found on the Google such as when was the PHP language was invented, who discovered it and what was its previous history. Try to ask open-ended PHP questions in the interview process such as which are the designing patterns you have used till now, major differences between object-oriented and component-based design or how to resolve managing conflicts when multiple persons are working on the same data.2. Should have Good Aptitude
Hire the best PHP developer who is willing to learn new technologies and working on it. During the entire hiring process ask them the questions like which programming language did they have recently learned, in which companies did they have done the training and what are the steps that they are doing to learn more about PHP language like that of attending conferences.3. Good Communication Skills
Good communication skills and fluency over the English language should be must for a PHP developer. During the conversation with a client over the Skype, audio, video, phone, web or email it is very much necessary to understand the clients’ requirements and provide the solutions in the same way as needed from the client side.4. Start Through Small Project
After hiring give a small project to the newly hired PHP developer and start identifying the working efficiency of the person. There are always deadlines scheduled for every project completion. If the candidate is able to deliver bug-free project then we can say the performance of the employee is very good. Plus whether he has done some creativity while delivering the solution should also be significantly noted.
5. Work Experience
There are various factors such as determination, curiosity, persistence that are necessary for creating a good culture in the company. If you hire an experienced developer who has previously worked in a big MNC company, then there will be very fewer traits that the person will be adaptable, risk-taking and a self-starter which doesn’t suit the start-up environment. Therefore, it is very much vital to understand that which type of person does is best fitted for your working culture.
The ideal candidate to be hired must be the one having in-depth knowledge of PHP as well as of HTML language. Adjacently, the person must have done the work over CodeIgniter, CakePHP, Zend and other frameworks too.
Before hiring any candidate it is very much vital to have a clear-cut communication from both the side of employer and aspirant. It is better to clearly understand all the terms and conditions in the initial stage before signing and going into a contract.