Case study

Building an all-star tech team using an IT Partnership approach

 
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Recruitment Process Outsourcing
Humtapis building the social music creation platform of the future, powered by Artificial Intelligence. It is a place where music lovers and creatives can meet, collaborate on songs and enjoy hours of video entertainment. Since AI powers Humtap, users only need one thing: the creativity that already exists within every one of us. No prior musical knowledge or video editing skills are required.
Ntiative JObs

Company Size

Undisclosed

Ntiative JObs

Project Duration

6 months

Ntiative JObs

Hires

12

Ntiative JObs

Cost reduction

50%

Case study

Recruitment Process Outsourcing

Building an all-star tech team using an IT Partnership approach

 
FAQ
Ntiative JObs

Company Size

Undisclosed

Ntiative JObs

Project Duration

6 months

Ntiative JObs

Hires

12

Ntiative JObs

Cost reduction

50%

Humtap is building the social music creation platform of the future, powered by Artificial Intelligence. It is a place where music lovers and creatives can meet, collaborate on songs and enjoy hours of video entertainment. Since AI powers Humtap, users only need one thing: the creativity that already exists within every one of us. No prior musical knowledge or video editing skills are required.

The business challenge

In August 2020, Poland’s National Centre of Research and Development awarded a grant of 20 million zł to develop their creative AI technology and social and collaboration tools. The NCBR funding will allow them to expand the Kraków-based team and create an entirely new AI-supported social, innovative platform.

Humtap needed to build a team within very tight timelines and find an office in Krakow, and to achieve that they needed to overcome some challenges:

  • Find an all-star talent team
  • Implementation of administrative procedures and execution of an end-to-end recruitment process
  • Find office space to accommodate the start-up team

 

The solution

It was clear that the standard IT recruitment approach would not work as Humtap needed a scalable and more personalised solution. These two requirements led to a hybrid agency and RPO model.

Ntiative delivered a dedicated tech recruiter, embedded and onsite with the Humtap team. The wider Ntiative recruitment team in our Krakow office supported our recruiter as a variety of roles were opened at the same time.

 

Some of the roles we filled are:

 

  • iOS Developers
  • Backend engineers
  • Machine Learning Scientists
  • Program Managers

 

The results

Our tech recruiter guided each candidate in every step of the process and guaranteed an excellent candidate experience. We consulted and provided information on salary rates, type of contract, and talent mapping. We were also able to offer an office with ample space to grow.

  • We have been cooperating with Humtap for over a year in both agency and hybrid agency / RPO model
  • Provided an office space
  • Reduced costs of cooperation by 50% in comparison to the Success Fee model

The recruitment partnership model worked successfully to its flexibility in execution and the versatility of both the Humtap hiring and Ntiative recruitment teams.

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What does RPO mean?

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“We are so pleased with the services we have been provided with Ntiative. The team is great to work with, eager, and responsive. We’ve made several hires through them and plan to continue working with them in the future. ”

Recruiting Manager

Frequently Asked Questions

In our Frequently Asked Questions you will find the answers to the most common questions asked of our team. If you have any specific questions that we have not answered below, please contact us at info@ntiative.com or via the contact page.
What is the difference between agency recruitment, recruitment partnerships and recruitment process outsourcing?

Agency recruitment is the classic model of recruitment, where we search the perfect candidates for one or a couple of different roles within your organisation. Because we work on an exclusive or retained basis, our recruitment team will take the time to understand your business and will be in the best position to promote your roles to the best candidates in the market. Read more here.

Our Recruitment Partnership model is the perfect solution for companies with a requirement of 2 to 10 new hires per month. We assign one or more recruiters dedicated to your projects. The recruiters can be based in-house working alongside your team or from our office in the city centre of Krakow. Read more here.

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is the cost-efficient solution for organisations that need to hire at a large scale. We will take ownership of your recruitment processes, allowing you to focus on what matters, your core business. Read more here.

Can you find Polish developers to relocate abroad?

A question that we receive several times per week. The simple answer is, “We would love to but finding Polish developers that want to work abroad is close to impossible”.

From a financial perspective, developers are better off staying in Poland. Most are on a 19% flat tax rate, B2B-contracts, on salaries slightly lower than in Western Europe but with a cost of living that is less than half.

Most of our clients are UK and US companies that are setting up offices in Poland. Not as much as a cost-exercise but rather for scalability and growth. In Poland, it is still possible to find the right talent at an affordable price point. If you would like to relocate good developers, we would advise looking outside of the EU (Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, …) but this will come with additional paperwork in the form of visas and work permits.

We wrote a blogpost about the Three reasons to start a tech team in Poland.

Happy to discuss further if you want more information.

Do we need to start a legal entity before hiring talent in Poland?

No, you can hire talent on contracts under civil law (B2B-contracts). There is no major difference in the cost of employment of permanent employees compared with B2B-contractors, while at the same time, the B2B-agreement provides higher flexibility for the employer.

What is the difference between a standard contract of employment and the B2B contract?

The main difference is that standard contracts of employment (UoP) are regulated by Labour Law, while B2B-contracts fall under Civil Law. This means that certain rights and obligations that are regulated under Labour Law are not standardly provided under the B2B-contract and can be negotiated between the employer and the contractor.

Read here more about the differences between the two contracts.

Can you help us with payroll, accountancy or office space?

Yes, we have gone through all these processes and tasks before, and there is no need to reinvent the wheel. We are happy to bring you in contact with our lawyer and our accountant. Both speak English and are used to deal with foreign clients.

We have several dedicated small offices and desks to rent in our building in the city centre of Krakow. Alternatively, we advise using Colliers who are always doing a great job in finding the perfect office space for their clients.

Can you provide references for the quality of your recruitment services?

Plenty! We even added several references to our website.

Let us know, and we will bring you in contact with one of our clients that had projects similar to yours.

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