8 tips for finding and managing programmers

Recruiting top software engineers may involve distributed development teams. Here are eight tips to ensure these remote teams are productive.

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Make remote working the default

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Many distributed development teams have a core of developers working in an office as well as talent working remotely. If that's the case, then Vig recommends treating every team member as a remote worker.

"You need to get everyone in the office to use email, instant messaging and other communication tools and discourage office-based developers from walking up to each other and having discussions," he says. If office-based workers ignore group communication tools, then remote workers are excluded from conversations, breaking up the team dynamic, he explains.

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