Every applicant completes a questionnaire, rates their skills in various design or coding disciplines, and provides a link to previous projects that our team checks before moving forward.
Our recruitment manager schedules a first intro call to get to know the applicant, dive deeper into technical knowledge, and evaluates communication skills and a culture fit.
We give the applicant a first test project to complete under time pressure in a similar format as they would experience working with Growmodo customers. This is when we see their actual skill level.
Collaboration is a crucial part of our talent community at Growmodo. Therefore, we also believe that other core team members should have a say in the hiring process.
Before letting a talent work on customer projects, the new hire goes through interactive onboarding training and completes online courses and 1-to-1 coaching with our quality manager.
A crucial part of our success is that we don't only try to find the best designers & developers but also raw diamonds and make them bling. PS: Isn't everybody a raw diamond?
Your PM delegates work on a task-by-task basis and ensures a qualified expert gets the job done, even if you need these skills only for one day.
In a fast-moving industry like ours, recruiting great talent is not enough anymore. We have to invest in the development of new skills and give our designers & developers a clear path for their careers.
Company needs are often not aligned anymore with what their remote contractors want. The misalignment can lead to a bad experience for both parties. It's time to rethink outsourcing.
It is very convenient to hire freelancers only for one project or even on a task-by-task basis. However, building a steady income stream in this way for them and their families is challenging.
Of course, working with experienced freelancers is the key to a successful work relationship. But doing things they already know well will not help them to expand their skills and work portfolio.
Individual & group training
Communication is probably the most common reason for a frustrating experience with remote freelancers. Nevertheless, responding to every little client message on time while trying to get things done is tough.
Dedicated project managers
One of the main reasons why companies outsource work is cost savings. However, some online platforms make you believe that people with amazing talent are happy to work for you for a few bucks.
The faster a freelancer finishes a project, the faster she needs to look for new work. Providing a consistent work environment that incentivizes speed is crucial to achieving a great experience for both parties.
Growmodo’s growing client base
If you work only with one dedicated designer or developer for a long time, they will get bored over time. Creatives love the challenge and variety of solving new problems in different industries.
On-demand talent matching
Growmodo aims to connect fast-growing companies with ambitious remote talent while creating win-win situations and a great work experience for both parties.
We don't work with random freelancers who we pull in for a project and then let go. We believe that people work best when they have a stable work environment with a clear path for their careers.
Most of our talents live in countries with lower living costs than the US or Europe. However, we also make sure that they get paid fairly and have the opportunity to increase their rates with improved performance.
Taking care of our talents is as important as providing excellent service to our customers. Therefore, we give long-term contractors the chance to receive health benefits and ensure their well-being.
Working from home has a lot of benefits but also apparent drawbacks, like loneliness. For us, we make it a priority that our talents feel part of a community where they can reach out for support and fun interactions.
A big part of our talent community growth happened thanks to referrals from our current team members. It turns out that A-players tend to attract more A-players, and our monthly team surveys reflect that.
Our applicant screening and skill development process, as well as the community platform, helped us to build strong relationships with talents that used to jump from one client to the next.
Finally, you can hire vetted designers & developers on a budget without sacrificing quality.