To hire a new employee is always a little bit challenging and it costs the employer a lot of effort to find the right person. Especially in Western Europe it is often hard to find good skilled programmers and designers that fulfill all expectations. Either they don’t have enough experiences in the needed technology or they are too expensive. So it is no wonder that more and more Web/Software Solution companies and public agencies are looking for partners that can support them and give them the chance to exceed their capacity.
Bridge offers its customers a cooperation model which gives European companies the chance to hire one programmer, or a team of programmers from us. So these companies can increase their capacity with the insurance to have a professional and trustful IT company in the background of these programmers. And in the same time they can not only avoid the exhausting recruiting process, but also save money.
Maybe you wonder how this process of hiring a dedicated programmer or team looks like. I want to explain this with an example of a customer from Germany who wanted to increase the capacity of his own programmer team and started working together with our Indian PHP developers, Lekha and Anish.
As in all recruiting processes, the first thing we did to find these two team members was to define the profile and skills that the wished candidates should have to fulfill the job role perfectly. But different to the normal process of recruiting, all following steps were done by Bridge. We selected several CVs of candidates who would match perfectly to the customers’ expectations and would fit in the job role.
These candidates either already work for Bridge, or we will search with the help of our long-term-partner recruiting agencies for more good people.
After we agreed on two profiles, we arranged an interview, or better said a meeting, in Skype. Involved in this meeting were not only he and the developers but also his project manager, the director of Bridge India and me, an Account Manager. Thanks to all modern communication tools, we had an interview with six people at the same time. It was more a friendly talk to get to know each other better than a normal interview. This way it brought all involved people already closer to each other and the customer got a better idea if these persons really match his expectations. And he got a better feeling if they’ll fit in his team before he made the last decision. At the end of this talk all contract details were fixed and the contract was signed after a few days. It took the client by surprise how fast and easy it went; it was a good start for a friendly partnership.