When it comes to education, student engagement is more important than attendance, with engaged students 250% more likely to thrive. What does that mean? Today’s schools are a changing landscape. Excited students are successful students.
With the rise of EdTech in the classroom, exceptional educational outcomes are also accessible. McGraw Hill is no stranger to this cause. They’re a premier digital education company, supplying a staggering 99% of U.S. schools with products geared towards creating a successful learning experience.
From lesson interfaces and apps to traditional textbooks, McGraw Hill is an industry leader. Their premium materials are developed with world-class subject matter experts. Worldwide, McGraw Hill content is distributed to over 100 total countries.
In late 2021, a substantial investment allowed the company to further expand its digital tech offerings. But how could they take on new projects when their current team was already stretched to the max? They needed to hire new developers, and fast.
To prioritize the projects that would change an industry, McGraw Hill needed to grow its engineering department. The company’s Vice President of Engineering, Kirk Gray, was worried. The department couldn’t take on all its desired proposals because the workload was too much for the existing team.
Before partnering with Jobsity, Gray had looked for alternative solutions to expand his engineering department. He’d tried outsourcing overseas, contracting locally, and other full-time equivalent (FTE) hiring to meet his workforce needs. But all these staffing options fell short.
The Problem? Gray found local, U.S.-based talent too expensive and out of budget. On the other hand, overseas outsourcing firms led to challenges with scheduling and communication. It was even apparent when he tried to hire full stack developers, a very common role. These issues show up all the time when companies attempt to outsource overseas.
The disparity in time zones means there’s very little—if any—overlap of regular working hours. And while this might work for teams that require little collaboration, that’s rarely the case for engineering and development departments. Add a language barrier to the mix, and it’s easy to see why McGraw Hill needed to hire from a more aligned talent source.
The solution was nearshoring. Nearshore staff augmentation with Jobsity let Gray hire 25 engineers, growing the team headcount from 195 to 220. That’s a 13% boost in one year! And it wasn’t just about the new hires. Gray also valued the additional benefits of working with nearshore talent.
"Our partnership with Jobsity has brought us a lot of talented folks, and they were even able to find us a Key Accessibility Engineering Specialist, which is a unicorn hire!"
McGraw Hill needed expert talent to handle ambitious projects—and stick around for the long-haul. They needed a nearshore staff development company they could trust. With the peace of mind afforded by Jobsity’s exceptional retention rates and risk-free trial, Gray’s hires included the following roles:
Jobsity makes it easy to hire a carefully selected, dedicated team for your projects. We take a personalized approach to help you expand your staff while saving you up to 40% in hiring costs.
Our expert developers represent the top 3% of tech talent. They specialize in Golang, Angular, AWS, Java, Node.js, custom mobile app development services, and more. They not only have the expertise but also the interpersonal skills to seamlessly integrate into your team.
With an extraordinary average retention rate of three years, Jobsity developers are fully committed to your success.
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Donna Kmetz is a business writer with a background in Healthcare, Education, and Linguistics. Her work has included SEO optimization for diverse industries, specialty course creation, and RFP/grant development. Donna is currently the Staff Writer at Jobsity, where she creates compelling content to educate readers and drive the company brand.