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17 years in IT recruitment with 1600+ filled vacancies in 15 countries
Developers in our database
Years in IT
Briefing (acquaintance, discussion of requirements, brief analysis)
Presentation of the first candidates
Average time to fill the vacancy
Onboarding and probation period support
Contingency based (success) fee is a percentage from annual income.
18% OF ANNUAL SALARY
Junior-Mid Level developers
20% OF ANNUAL SALARY
25% OF ANNUAL SALARY
Technical & Top Management, Unique technology
Roku is the #1 American TV streaming platform. This publicly traded company based in San Jose, California manufactures various digital media players for video streaming, has an advertising operation, and also licenses its hardware and software to other companies. The company was interested in building a new R&D office overseas and considered Ukraine as one of the locations. We started our cooperation with Roku at the beginning of autumn 2020 by providing consultations on the Ukrainian tech talent market, including such topics as the availability of specialists with the required tech stack and local tax and labor laws.
Netography delivers security for atomized environments. Based in Annapolis, Maryland, Netography is backed by some of the world’s leading venture firms, including Bessemer Venture Partners, SYN Ventures, and A16Z. Netography has created the first network-centric platform that reconstitutes capabilities disrupted by the combined impact of encryption and atomized networks across the security world
The HALO Trust (Hazardous Area Life-Support Organization) is a humanitarian non-government organization headquartered in the Scottish hills of Dumfries and Galloway which protects lives and restores livelihoods of people affected by conflict. HALO primarily works to clear landmines and other explosive devices left behind by conflict, as well as to promote stability and prosperity. With over 10,000 staff worldwide, HALO has operations in 28 countries, including an office in Ukraine since 2016.
Terminal is a tech-enabled platform for remote engineering teams. The company provides its clients with a talent platform and a remote management platform. Combined, these products offer everything a company needs to build, support, and retain full-time top-tier technical teams. Terminal has been operating successfully in Canada and Latin America since 2016 and is now expanding to Europe.
Senior GIS Officer - HALO trust
We approached Skillers after struggling to find talent in a very competitive environment in Ukraine after the war broke out in Feb 2022. They acted fast and managed to get us quality technology candidates excited to work for us in record time. Skillers acted professionally, diligently and flexibly along the way and were patient with some of our internal bureaucracies we needed to sort out in order to move the process forward. We are very grateful to Skillers for this and definitely recommend them to other organizations looking to recruit technology candidates in Ukraine
Regional Director - Altium
"We have been extremely impressed with the work that VENBEST Recruiting (Skillers) have carried out for us. The consultants are professional, thorough and understand our business needs. They have helped us in a number of difficult areas and the quality of the candidates they have is fantastic, as is their ability to deliver on time. A professional and friendly team of people who it is a pleasure working with, we have no hesitation in recommending VENBEST Recruiting (Skillers) to anyone who appreciates a good value solution."
Talent Manager - FragLab
"I was initially impressed with VB (Skillers) recruiters’ enthusiasm, communication skills and professional demeanor. VB (Skillers) provided the best recruitment service I have ever encountered from a recruitment company. From the start they were able to target candidates skills to the right opportunities in our company and then followed up to completion in the shortest possible time frame while also provide constant recommendations for candidates. VB (Skillers) recruiters are hardworking, top-performing customer service professionals. They have my highest recommendation, and I am happy to furnish more details if you would like additional information."
Team Lead - Tain
"Being able to hire highly skilled developers within a tight schedule is crucial to our company. We've been working with VENBEST Recruiting (Skillers) for several years and we are really happy with the results. Our requests are dealt with quickly and efficiently. Thanks to VENBEST Recruiting (Skillers) we are no longer worrying about getting the best engineers into our teams on time."
Recruitment/HR Manager - Cogniance
"VENBEST Recruiting (Skillers) has been a trusted partner of Cogniance for more than 5 years, working hard on finding best talents on the market. They contributed to shaping of company's name on the Ukrainian IT market, served as a great mediator smoothing the recruitment process for us and candidates, consulted Cogniance in various questions connected with market researches, training programs, process consultations. I would highly recommend VENBEST Recruiting (Skillers). They soon become part of your team, knowing exactly what you need and providing most professional help possible."
Founder/CTO - Petcube
"VENBEST Recruiting (Skillers) has been our recruiting partner since the beginning of 2015 and I strongly recommend them as a real lifesaver when it comes to growing one’s R&D team. Apart from being fast and reliable, they manage to find a candidate that not only matches our technical requirements, but is also a great сultural fit for us".
Recruitment Manager - Ukrtelecom
"We started our cooperation with Venbest Recruiting (Skillers) to help us in selecting a strong team of professionals for the new CRM and billing systems introduction project. And the first results of our cooperation are extremely positive. Venbest Recruiting (Skillers) consultants are prompt, supportive, knowledgeable of the industry and professional. They take time to understand our needs as a client and match us up with good quality candidates. I would like to thank VB (Skillers) for the great work and partnership support for us."
HR Specialist - Netvertise Ltd
"Thanks to Venbest Recruiting (Skillers), I work in one company with a skillful Senior Developer. Not only is he a good engineer, but also a bright personality. Personal qualities are an important issue for us. It was a productive collaboration with Venbest (Skillers). They introduced me to those candidates who were excellent not only as developers, but were a great match to our teams."
Head of recruitment - Ring Ukraine
We cooperate with Skillers for more than one year and one thing can be said for sure, they are true professionals. During the whole process, you get the highest quality service and understanding of your business needs. Your expectations at the beginning of cooperation are 100% matching the recruiting process and the results.
If you want to find the valuable team members I’d definitely recommend working with Skillers and their Director Igor. If you need the best, you will get the best.
Our specialization and industries portfolio
Custom software engineering 22,4%
R&D and Sturtup products 58,8%
Non IT companies 18,8%
Gambling / GameDev 12,9%
Other (Telecom, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, etc) 9,7%
Products (R&D, Mobile, Startups, IoT, CAD, etc.) 27,4%
IT Outsourcing 14,5%
NPAworldwide Recruitment Network
Since 2012, we are the member of the international recruiting organization NPAworldwide Recruitment Network; it unites 1,300 recruiters from 500 cities around the world on 6 continents.
Foreign Employment License
Employment abroad is a licensed type of activity in Ukraine.
We got our license in 2009 and since then we have been actively helping our specialists and companies which relocate to Germany, Cyprus, Asia and the USA.
Our it recruiters expertise is a mixture of industry network, investments in candidates, years of experience, KPI analytics and professional intuition
Thanks to market knowledge, automation, wide tools and team effectiveness, we fill vacancies on time
Each of our clients has a personal manager who knows the specifics and needs of your company and is ready to answer your questions 24/7
“Quality, not quantity” is the basic principle of our company. We provide candidates not only with relevant qualifications, but also those interested in your company and vacancies
Skillers is the pioneers of IT&T recruiting in Ukraine, who have been conquering the market since 2005. Our specialization is complex technical positions of middle, senior and management levels. We have over 1,500 filled vacancies in our portfolio for 90+ companies. For more than 8 years we have been engaged in the selection and relocation of developers to Europe, the USA and Asia.
Director of Recruiting
Why hiring developers from Ukraine is a good idea?The Ukrainian market of IT developers consists of more than 280 thousand specialists; more than half of whom are involved in custom engineering projects. This guarantees not only a good level of English but top-level global project experience. Those IT specialists, who work in software product companies, are involved not only in the development by specifications, but additionally, they conduct research on the problem and providing prototyping and analysis, writing specifications, etc. They are usually involved in every stage of SDLC to make a feature.
In what countries can we source developers?Ukraine and Eastern Europe have always been the main markets for our agency. Globalization, growing acceptance of remote work, and high competition for talent have led us to expand throughout all of EMEA.
How many vacancies are we ready to take in task?
When we are starting to work with the company, we take no more than two vacancies. It is important for us to focus on the characteristics of each company, find it out from the inside and find exactly that kind of profile of the employee, who will be “native” to this company.
If in 2-4 weeks we manage to completely immerse ourselves in the company and the search for IT specialists ends with the filling of the vacancy, depending on the load, we are ready to take more work.
What is the guarantee that we will not hunt our own candidates to other companies?
For us, reputation is not an empty word, so we have always adhered to the basic principles of partnership: honesty, adequacy, long-term. Our IT recruiting agency plays the long game, and are not interested in one-time shadow earnings. About 70% of new customers come to us due to the recommendations of current customers. It is important for us to maintain a partnership for many years. We consider ourselves to be part of the client’s organization, and responsibly approach the provision of services.
Do we give any guarantee for hiring?
Yes, surely! We want our client to be satisfied, even if difficulties arise somewhere in the process. We provide one free replacement (in 100% of cases this is enough) of a candidate who has not proved himself properly for three months. In the case of some executive positions, the trial period and our warranty is extended up to six months.
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