Realtime Recruitment scales up a local software company with 7 new contractors

Realtime Recruitment recently partnered with a large Service Management Software Company, based in Belfast. They have recently expanded due to several business acquisitions. But with growth came more challenges and responsibilities, such as new projects and development work.

The Challenge

The client didn’t have the capacity or skills in-house to deliver these projects and a lot of the work was also temporary, so they didn’t need permanent staff.

The solution? Outsource and hire contractors.

But this wasn’t so simple, as this opened the client to more complications:

1/ Finding contractors that had niche skillsets to suit their needs.

2/ New risks and compliance with IR35.

They knew they needed a trusted partner who they could rely on for their recruitment and to ensure that everything was compliant.

This is then why they came to us!

Realtime specialises exclusively in Tech Recruitment, and with our strong track record of providing NI companies with top IT staff, our client had an easy decision to pick us as their trusted partner. Having this exclusive partnership, meant that we could spend quality time sourcing quality candidates in the market.

*IR35 is a piece of UK tax legislation. It’s designed to close a loophole in the tax system where workers could use the setup of a limited company structure in order to pay less tax*

The Solution

So how did we help? We first performed a robust qualification of the IT roles to understand the client’s requirements and needs. We discovered that they needed to recruit certain skills and backgrounds, making the search very niche.

From there, we were able to use our expertise in resourcing niche skills to select the best IT professionals. We were able to send out an offer to contractors within 24-48 hours. Most of the roles had a quick turnaround to address their needs.

We were able to successfully place 7 contractors across – .Net Development, QA, and Database Development. All of these were high quality and hired quickly, meeting the brief of specific niche skills.

Our entire process was seamless and compliant with IR35. We had our insurance backed IR35 determination process to ensure hiring Outside IR35 was easy and simple for the client. Overcoming any concerns or perceived risks.

The Results

The client is now actively working on the projects, which in turn has had a positive impact on the client’s business and revenue. We now have a strong partnership with them, a two-way relationship that we both have invested in.

If you would like to discuss how Realtime can help scale up tech teams for your company – please reach out today for a confidential chat!

Written by:

EMMA DOUDS – IT Contracts Manager NI & UK

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