Founded in 2006 with a simple idea of letting people share their rides, BlaBlaCar is quickly making its way to becoming the top-choice marketplace for long-distance carpooling service, community carpooling service, and bus service as well. BlaBlaCar’s vision and philosophy is to motivate people to shift from personal vehicles to community or shared transport in order to reduce CO2 emissions.
But living through such a substantial development BlaBlaCar faced a challenge — the company needed to quickly scale up its staff responsible for maintaining the existing software solutions, creating new features, and, generally, providing software engineering support.
To preserve the same security level of their unique software so that their customers weren’t hurt
To avoid routines, formalities and everything else peculiar to regular in-staff hiring
To quickly find software engineers, that will be suite to project requirements
To ensure software engineers are of a needed qualification level.
To develop a needed level of trust to the software engineers and their originator.
In light of a need for expedited augmentation of the project team, the most appropriate solution for BlaBlaCar was to go with IT outsourcing and find a reliable technology service provider. The company accepted the proposal from DIGIS after a thorough analysis of the market and no less scrupulous comparison of multiple options.
DIGIS Outstaffing service made it possible for BlaBlaCar to reduce the position filling time by 300+% - instead of several months of searches, BlaBlaCar got their new employees in just 2 weeks. The Client managed also to find a trustworthy outsourcing partner capable of providing software engineers of the highest qualification level in the shortest possible time.
Having contracted DIGIS as their IT outsourcing service provider,
BlaBlaCar managed to witness and benefit from our 5-step selection and validation process
that guarantees only the best software engineers possible. We call this process ‘the fine sieve’
and it consists of Initial Screening > Code Check > Test Case > In-Person Interview > Client Interview.
Entrusting DIGIS with a task to provide experienced and skilled software engineers to augment the Client’s project team, the Client obtained a whole range of benefits:
Significant savings on salaries, taxes, and compensations
DIGIS IT Outstaffing service provides that all DIGIS-offered candidates remain full-time employees, so BlaBlaCar doesn’t need to pay their salaries, taxes or other compensations and allowances. What is left to be paid is a fixed price for an approved software engineer, according to the Outstaffing Contract with DIGIS. Nothing more.
Perceivable time saving
An average recruitment agency needs at least a month to find a suitable software engineer and verify this engineer’s skills and qualifications. The more exotic the engineer’s skillset it, the more time it will take to find the candidate, and can reach as long as 3-4 months. DIGIS official guarantee is “the client gets their engineer within a month at longest. BlaBlaCar got their out staffed employees within two weeks.
Full access to DIGIS Knowledge Base
In addition to top-notch software engineers to join the in-house project team, BlaBlaCar obtained full and free access to DIGIS Knowledge Base. We have accumulated a vast hands-on and technological experience over 10 years of our operation, and are very happy to share this knowledge with our clients as part of our IT Outsourcing Partnership. Any questions, any issues or problems - they are all here, described and explained by true professionals of the IT world.
Exclusive dedicated Account Manager services
Part of DIGIS IT Outsourcing Partnership is provision of an exclusive dedicated AM service. This position serves as a single point of contact on all project- and augmented employee-related issues and helps oversee our engineers performance and ensure they are working at their best. BlaBlaCar Project Managers, thus, are able to focus on purely important issues and skip organizational, time-tracking and alike matters.
DIGIS IT Outstaffing service is a perfectly tailored and fully transparent offering that helps DIGIS clients easily and quickly scale their project teams up with perfectly skilled and experienced software engineers at the lowest possible cost as compared to the use of standard or IT recruiting agency services.
DIGIS has been providing IT Outstaffing service for more than 3 years, letting our clients enjoy all the benefits of qualified IT staff on their project teams, without the burden of walking the whole recruiting pathway but with the preservation of all the control and responsibility for the team, its performance, and results.
Software engineers DIGIS offered to BlaBlaCar as part of our IT Outstaffing service were all fully vetted and had passed what we call ‘fine sieve’, i.e. an extremely rigorous recruitment and selection process.
Then, all DIGIS-offered candidates all were full-time employees of DIGIS and got their payrolls settled by DIGIS. BlaBlaCar needn’t bother with their salaries or alike — it was the sole responsibility of DIGIS. The client’s only responsibility was to pay DIGIS for the whole IT Outstaffing service and then harvest all the fruits of DIGIS experts’ work.
DIGIS provided BlaBlaCar with what can be considered unique even for IT Outstaffing - full and free access to the all-DIGIS knowledge base. It means that not only DIGIS people on the Client’s project team but also the whole team and other teams of the Client’s project were able to get qualified advice from DIGIS experts in various domains and on various matters.
Finally, DIGIS IT Outstaffing for BlaBlaCar anticipated provision of an added control tool from the side of DIGIS Account Manager. Certainly, BlaBlaCar had their own Project Manager assigned to the team but DIGIS is a company that is always ready to run an extra mile to have our Client happy and satisfied, so we allocated a dedicated DIGIS in-house manager who ensured our software experts on BlaBlaCar’s project produced the highest KPIs.