SaaScada is a fintech start-up who are building a global banking platform and needed to grow their team of Software Engineers. “We needed to build a tech team almost from scratch to deliver the banking platform. It was very difficult to find the right people in the market for the roles we needed to fill and we were having to do everything ourselves. This was ultimately slowing down the dev process significantly and putting strain on the business as we were unable to accurately know when we would be able to deliver the platform for our customers.” – Andy Davies, Director of Software Engineering
How we worked
Initially, we spent a lot of time with SaaScada so that we could understand their business, products and needs. We spent one day a week in their office so that we could fully integrate ourselves with the business and we spent this time finetuning the job spec, screening candidates, setting up interviews and meeting applicants. The skills that SaaScada were looking for were hard to find and in high demand. Plus, as a small business, SaaScada were really looking for individuals who fit their team and shared their values.
The role was a challenging one to fill, but we’ve been hugely successful and have now placed a number of individuals at SaaScada. We continue to work alongside SaaScada and still work from their office as and when they need us, much like an internal resourcing team but without the high cost and ongoing commitment. They’ve also been able to take advantage of our flexible payment terms, paying for permanent hires over 12 monthly installments rather than a large fee up front which is ideal for smaller businesses.
Recruitment unfortunately does have a stigma associated with it - we were confident that there wouldn’t be an issue when using PCR as we knew that they could be trusted professionally and also that we could depend on them to find the right people. We really like the model as it’s unique in the industry and helps with cashflow, especially for start-ups like ourselves. Plus, it was nice to have a dedicated consultant working with us and keeping the conversation open.
– Andy Davies, Director of Software Engineering