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Cider Consulting is a custom software development company with 70+ employees. The company specializes in ERP and CRM development, web performance optimization, and process automation.

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Service: staff augumentation

How the custom software company hires and retains its remote senior tech team without headache

90% candidates match requirements on the first try
48 hours to show the first candidate
2+ years of win-win partnership
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Challenges

Challenges

  • Don’t have internal hiring expertise
  • Hiring only contractors (translate - no employee benefits)
  • Straightforward and functional projects
  • Fast-changing business needs
Challenges
Strategy

Strategy

  • Recruiting was the starting point for Code2day and Cider's partnership. We hired 35+ people for Cider
  • Oleksiy, the CEO of Code2day, realized that offering benefits like annual salary reviews, paid vacation, and sick leave was crucial for hiring specific employee types
  • Oleksiy offered staff augmentation services, so Cider got an internal team without paying the hiring fee and burying a lede in HR stuff
  • For now, Code2day hires offshore employees, covers administrative (legal stuff, payroll) tasks and benefits, upskills developers, collects feedback from outstaffed developers, and then shares it with the Cider team. Cider pays a monthly fee for each employee on top of their salary

Case facts

[ Position ]
  • icon Senior Full-Stack Dev
[ requirements ]
  • icon English: B2 (Upper-Intermediate)
  • icon Technical Stack: .Net Core, Angular 2+, Azure
  • icon Experience: 7+ years
  • icon Location: Ukraine, Egypt, Ukrainians residing outside of Ukraine
[ Projects ]
  • icon ERP in healthcare
  • icon Food manufacturing
  • icon Food certification
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of Code2day employees stay for 6+ months on Cider projects

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Cider employees currently work via Code2day

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Moving from recruiting in-house to staff augmentation

When Cider started out they were outsourcing software development. As Cider's growth progressed, Rogel, the COO, recognized the necessity of an in-house development team. Having software development as a core value, Cider opted for an internal team to gain enhanced control over development efforts. It enables them to confidently engage with larger clients.

At that time Cider chose Code2day for its RECRUITING OFFER. Last year, Cider decided to move to the staff augmentation service.

Cider found the service a more cost-effective way to land senior talent. Compared to hiring developers in-house, staff augmentation offers better flexibility and less headache related to retention and admin stuff.

Code2day charges 20-30% (including employee benefits) of each specialist's monthly salary and no hiring fees. Cider promptly gets quality work from Code2day software engineers.

Hiring in-house talent vs. leveraging Code2day staff augmentation service for Cider

  • Longer talent search (need to recruit from scratch)
  • Faster talent search (can choose from already hired developers)
  • Need HR resources to retain employees
  • Code2day takes care of employment, benefits, and retention
  • Complicated hiring and firing processes
  • Can scale up and down fast based on business needs
  • Unclear budget and financial losses
  • Predictable fixed budget

What makes Code2day staff augmentation service the best solution for Cider hiring needs?

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Value-oriented work approach

Code2day operates as a partner, so Cider pays only when they get tangible value ー offshore employees that smoothly work within their team.

Example of a candidate profile post-Code2day screening.

Oleksiy
Oleksiy Code2day

❗ Interview | Cider Consulting | Ihor K.(Full-Stack Dev)
on Oct 24, 2023 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 noon
Position: Senior Full-Stack Developer
Location: Ukraine, Zhytomyr
Start Date: within 14 days

️🔘 Candidate for staffing augementation

Tech Interviewer:
An overall pleasant guy to talk with. Has mainly BE experience and close to 0 FE experience for the past several years. He has a decent grasp on .NET/C# concepts and approaches, especially I was pleased with his code design skills, he solved the code refactoring task well, pinpointing all the problematic points and suggesting ways to fix them......

HR Interviewer:
Based on the interview I had, I would suggest proceeding with him further. From a soft skills point of view, has high learning agility, good self-awareness, is very result-driven......

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I like Code2day's honesty and transparency. As Oleksiy sees it, growing his own business is not the only priority; he also cares about making our business successful in the long run.

Khrystyna Hvozdiuk
Khrystyna Hvozdiuk

Head of Engineering, Cider.

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Flexibility

Code2day easily adapts to Cider's changing business needs. They are ready to scale their efforts up and down as they go.

Code2day assisted in organizing Rogel's trip to Ukraine to meet with his team.

Oleksiy
Client Cider Consulting

I need your help to arrange the trip from Warsaw (Poland) - Lviv (Ukraine), Lviv - Kyiv, Kyiv- Warsaw.

Oleksiy
Oleksiy Code2day

No problem, we can do this easily. Here route and cost of the trip.

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Contributing beyond staff augmentation

Here are some examples evidencing that Code2day cares about the client’s business in a complex way:

  • Code2day helps Cider streamline its internal HR processes. They spotted a problem and found a person who could help.
  • When Cider management visits Ukraine, Code2day fully organizes a meeting with the offshore team they provide.
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Rogel is spending time with his Ukrainian part of the team.

Oleksiy highlights problems in our processes and suggests solutions. Now we are changing our onboarding process and developing HR. And it is because of him.

Khrystyna Hvozdiuk
Khrystyna Hvozdiuk

Head of Engineering, Cider.

Oleksiy keeps me delighted as a customer. I don't know if it's intentional or natural. And this is very hard because people get used to everything. With Code2day I'm always surprised for the best.

Khrystyna Hvozdiuk
Rogel Sokolin-Maimon

COO, Cider Consulting

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Talent hiring and retaining routine Cider gets from Code2day

The experience Code2day provides to Ciders reinforces the company's decision to work with them further. Below you can discover how Code2day’s staff augmentation service works in practice.

Getting a talent request

Rogel, COO from Cider, simply messages Code2day that they need X roles for Y projects. Code2day recruiters collect details from project stakeholders themselves.

Code2day finds this approach more effective. Their recruiters directly communicate with the team members a candidate will work with. Besides, the Code2day team requests the information they really need to find the right team member.

Delivering the right candidate

Code2day screens candidates based on criteria far beyond hard skills (background and education). Code2day learned the Cider's processes and culture and knows who might fit the company. They are looking for candidates who will find it interesting to work with Cider and easily integrate into Cider’s remote team. 

For example, Code2day created questions for HR interviews based on Cider's values.

One of the plenty requests that Rogel sent to Code2day.

Oleksiy
Client Cider Consulting

@Oleksiy Novokreshchenov, probably we will need 2 more Full-Stack Developer in September

Oleksiy
Oleksiy Code2day

For what project do you need those developers?

Oleksiy
Client Cider Consulting

For the new one, right now we see that we do not have anyone who we can assign to the new project in case we get it. So we do not have the real one, but if we get a potential one - we will be in trouble.

Oleksiy
Oleksiy Code2day

That is clear, we have some good devs, I will show you the first candidates within 1 week.

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A score card to assess how a candidate matches Cider’s values.

Supporting outstaffed employees

Code2day supports the provided talents in all issues related to working with Cider. Cider can rely on Code2day team to solve some misunderstandings, discomfort, dissatisfaction, and individual struggles of employees.

Code2day has regular check-ups with outstaffed software developers to track their satisfaction with the project and general work conditions. Then Code2day shares feedback with Cider management to contribute to a productive long-term collaboration between Cider and a software developer.

Ways Code2day contributes to Cider's growth

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Stable source of highly qualified professionals

Code2day is giving me so much more confidence. Cider has a vision for 2024 that we have already achieved by June 2023. We wouldn’t be able to achieve it without a great and no-problem development team.

Khrystyna Hvozdiuk
Rogel Sokolin-Maimon

COO, Cider Consulting

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Hiring quality/speed balance

Code2day's hiring quality/speed balance increases and maintains Cider clients’ satisfaction and retention.

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Solid basis for the People department

Thanks to Code2day Cider has a solid basis for the People department. Because HR processes greatly affect Code2day's profits, the company is actively improving onboarding and other HR practices at Cider.

Our core business value is to facilitate our clients' growth. Their growth drives our growth.

Khrystyna Hvozdiuk
Oleksiy Novokreshchenov

CEO/Founder, Code2day

Is Cider’s situation feeling a bit like a déjà vu? Well, let's have a chat and see if Code2day's staff augmentation solution is a fit for your HR needs.

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