Helping Just Eat secure 36 technologists in 8 weeks
BOOSTA were engaged by Just Eat to manage and deliver a business-critical scale-up project. We onboarded and integrated a new, high-profile customer into their platform and produced a strategy to hire 36 specialist contract technologists within 8 weeks.
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Gary and his team worked closely with me in helping to get a critical project delivered at Just Eat. The project was extremely well run and smooth from start to finish. The team stuck closely within the timeframes they had promised and had clear communication with myself and other key stakeholders throughout. Not only did they have a quick time to hire, but the quality of hires was also great. We received great feedback from the wider team and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend BOOSTA in the future.
Before beginning this project the impending IR35 regulation had not been relaxed to April 2021 (due to the COVID-19 Pandemic), so it was still imperative for Just Eat that each vacancy was carefully evaluated prior to being released and correctly determined either inside or outside of IR35. Equally important was to make sure that the contractors being on-boarded were compliant and in line with the government guidelines.
It was important to engage all senior stakeholders and their wider teams, also involved in the recruitment drive, so we led a series of IR35 workshops designed to educate them all on IR35. We needed to ensure their hiring teams met all requirements, complying with IR35 regulations, prior to the legislation being mandatory.
We agreed that the project would require 2 embedded members of the BOOSTA team (Talent Operations Partner & Senior Talent Acquisition Partner) to manage the delivery and operations associated with such a demanding and time-constrained project.
Working in conjunction with Arrows Group, we leveraged their expert talent pools across the breadth of roles, to ensure IR35 compliance and payrolling was effiicient for the incumbent contractors being hired.
We successfully secured and onboarded 36 contractors at Just Eat within the 8-week period. We also implemented a robust compliance procedure to ensure that Just Eat were onboarding contractors to the organisation in the correct way under the IR35 legislation.