What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
We were happy with the candidates they provided. There was just one candidate that didn’t finish the probation period, but that was because he got an offer from another company. We were really sad because he was a good fit for us and had good technical skills, but things like that happen sometimes.
All of the candidates that CleverLand provided us fit our expectations and started three-month probational periods.
How did CleverLand perform from a project management standpoint?
The communication was very comfortable and suitable. I could always have a Skype call or chat with Nataliia. She was always online, and I could call her early in the morning if we had a change in the interview schedule. I’d ask her to describe the situation to the candidate and ask them to come another day, and there was never a problem.
The communication was clear and absolutely on time. I can’t remember them skipping a deadline. Any missed deadlines were our fault because we sometimes delayed our decision about a candidate. They pushed us for feedback because the candidates would become nervous and CleverLand wanted to make the process comfortable for them as well.
What did you find most impressive about them?
They were really responsible and wanted to find the right team member for us, one who would be happy to work inside our team. They tried to understand us and clarify all the business and development processes inside our company, including requirements or interesting points about future projects that they could describe to candidates.
CleverLand is really like a dating agency. They try to create couples that will live together for a long time. To describe their approach in one sentence: they really care about us as a client and about the candidates.
Are there any areas they could improve?
Had we given them feedback and offers faster than we did, maybe they could’ve closed more positions for us.
Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?
I’m the head of business development at my current company. We don’t need to hire new developers at the moment, but I’ll definitely advise them to work with CleverLand if we do. I did have the opportunity to refer them to a friend running their own outsourcing company, and they were really satisfied with CleverLand.