As most employees of the team were Russian-speaking, we focused our searching efforts on the post-Soviet CIS counties, such as Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. We also added Cyprus to the list because the chances of finding already relocated specialists there were high.After locating the areas to work with, we published the position on job boards and employment websites. Some of them were specifically QA-themed, while others included IT professions in general.Among other tools, we actively used social media networks, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Telegram, Vkontakte, Xing. We relied on 2 approaches:
- Creating posts about the vacancy on Alex Staff official accounts
- Reaching out to job search groups and channels (for all IT professions or QA-only) and publishing posts there
In addition to the above, we worked a lot with LinkedIn and Facebook. Namely, we used the personal accounts of Alex Staff crew members to cover more IT subscribers. We also launched ad targeting on Facebook and applied to a special tool within LinkedIn that offers advanced search opportunities – LinkedIn Jobs.
Our audience included more than 37 000 people. If we talk about seeding activity, our recruiters offered the position to 1 767 candidates on LinkedIn, 350 on HeadHunter, 120 on Habr, and 70 on Xing.
We received over 370 responses in total and formed a big pool of professionals to work with.