Bridging Every Gap on Your Way to a Top Tech Workforce


Human beings have always had the most fascinating abilities in their bag, and yet nothing there has proven to be more fascinating than our tendency to improve at a consistent pace. We say this because the stated tendency has already fetched the world some huge milestones, with technology appearing as a rather unique member of the group. The reason why technology’s credentials are so anomalous is purposed around its skill-set, which was unprecedented enough to realize all the possibilities for us that we couldn’t have imagined otherwise. Nevertheless, a closer look should be able to reveal how the whole runner was also very much inspired by the way we applied those skills across a real world environment. The latter component was, in fact, what gave the creation a spectrum-wide presence and made it the ultimate centerpiece of every horizon. Now, having such a powerful tool run the show did expand our experience in many different directions, but even after reaching so far ahead, this prodigious concept called technology will somehow keep on delivering the right goods. The same has grown to become a lot more evident in recent times, and assuming one new HRM-themed development pans out just like we envision, it will only propel that trend towards greater heights over the near future and beyond.

Andela, the world’s largest private marketplace for technical talent, has officially announced the launch of an end-to-end platform called Andela Talent Cloud, which does the work of matching global technologists with companies seeking to bolster their capacity and skill-sets. Understood to be all-in-one solution, Andela Talent Cloud brings to the fore complete transparency regarding talent profiles and skills assessment results so to make sure that the company takes a well-informed and secure hiring decision at the end. Beyond informing such decisions, the stated platform also helps you access greater flexibility and performance. This, in turn, makes it possible for a user to scale quickly with an elastic resource pool. But how does the whole technology works on a more granular level? Well, the answer begins from Andela Talent Cloud’s Talent Decision Engine™ (TDE), which leverages AI and several data-driven algorithms to place ideal candidates alongside a company’s given role obligations and skill requirements. Before extending a conclusion, though, the TDE actively studies thousands of data points across the hiring lifecycle, data points that would concern elements like both hard and soft skills, experience, title, geography, work preferences, language proficiency, candidate interactions, client feedback, and more. By doing so, the engine is able to ensure that no bias or subjectivity dampens the quality of its recommendations. Another detail worth a mention is how the TDE continually evolves for each client through interaction analysis and talent success to turn smarter over time, and therefore, become better-equipped in terms of finding the right talent for future project work. To give a gist about Andela’s excellence around this mechanism, the company currently has a sizeable 96% talent match success rate, while simultaneously boasting a 70% faster speed to hire than traditional recruiting.

Next up, we must acknowledge those proprietary developer assessment capabilities that Andela integrated into its proverbial TDE. The move came right after the company’s acquisition of Qualified, who in case you didn’t know, used to offer an evidence-based evaluation process to effectively signal how well an engineering candidate can problem solve, make technically knowledgeable decisions, and whether they have the requisite hard and soft skills to fit the role and company culture. Further confirming the relevance of such a feature is the fact that the top customer-rated assessment on G2, Qualified provides over 500 predefined and fully configurable coding challenges to evaluate technical skills objectively at scale.

“Our global client footprint requires us to deliver to anywhere from anywhere. To accomplish this, we need a balanced global talent strategy,” said Ikechi Okoronkwo, Global Executive Director of Advanced Analytics at Mindshare. “With Andela, we scale up or down easily as business needs change. They help us quickly find talent that is highly motivated, highly skilled and that embodies a culture of excellence and delivery. The talent hits the ground running which drives maximum value for our clients. Andela de-risks global hiring, so businesses can grow and be competitive.”

Andela Talent Cloud also, quite notably, has on the offer a payment angle where it manages all aspects of global payouts, currency exchange, and compliance in over 100 countries, thus helping technologists receive funds in a low cost and timely manner. Now, a global payments platform of this sort might trigger concerns about the risk associated with foreign exchange, but Andela addresses the same by paying technologists directly in USD and in the partner wallet of their choice. This payments’ angle even runs OFAC checks and Know-Your-Customer reviews on contracted technologists as per applicable regulations so to conceive compliance in the case of every remote worker.

Rounding up these highlights is the new platform’s integrations relating to popular Application Tracking (ATS) and Vendor Management Systems (VMS). At launch, Andela Talent Cloud will have integrations available for Greenhouse, Beeline and Fieldglass. The idea here is rooted in seamlessly connecting clients with link job postings to begin the matching process as soon as possible.

Founded in 2014, Andela rise is orchestrated by its ability to deliver a 70% faster, but at the same time, 30-50% cheaper recruitment process. Primarily functioning across disciplines like Application Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, and Data & Analytics, the company currently serves over 4 million technologists. In employers’ case too, it has pretty beaming track record, as the likes of GitHub, Mastercard Foundry, ViacomCBS, and Mindshare etc, trust Andela with all their hiring decisions.

“Market leading organizations realize that rewriting their workforce strategies to include global, remote tech talent offers a distinct competitive advantage,” said Jeremy Johnson, CEO and Co-Founder of Andela. “Andela offers a seamless approach. By combining the world’s preeminent private talent marketplace with an AI-driven platform, Andela helps companies scale their teams and deliver projects faster.”

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