We hired our first full-time Eastern European developer in January, 2015 - from then on - this person alone had added $400,000 to our bottom line (in less than 2 years).
For a long time, we had been hiring for super-cheap from places like the Philippines - but we weren't finding the quality and consistency we needed to help our business to really grow.
We tried other regions of the world and never quite found the combination of time zone, hard working approach and cultural alignment that is often so important for team members to really thrive.
An obvious choice was to pay more, and make more.
So we did. We hired from the US and UK - but it is difficult to be profitable or scalable paying someone between $50 and $100 per hour.
So we moved closer to home (Eastern Europe) and found highly skilled talent for between $3 and $20 per hour (depending on the position).
Now 75% of our team comes from this part of the world - Ukraine, Serbia, Bosnia, Georgia, Estonia and more.
Here's the thing though - we weren't the only one struggling...
Other businesses we spoke with had also failed to scale their businesses by being unable to find highly skilled, reliable, committed team members.
They were looking for alternatives - so JobRack.eu was born - the ONLY platform online where you can find a wide range of verified, skilled workers from Eastern Europe - be it developers, designers, virtual assistants, content writers or more
We have created opportunities for jobseekers in all Eastern European countries - interestingly one of our customers, who lives in Ukraine, overheard students talking about finding jobs through JobRack at the University where he works.
That's how far we go to find good talent.