Vetting Process


YouTeam’s vetting process combines careful selection of partners with leveraging their own recruitment & screening capabilities. The result is that your risk of hiring the wrong person is almost eliminated – as it is on, say, ТоpТаl, while the rates remain reasonable – as on, say UрWork ;-). 

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Handpicked Agencies

Teams of engineers you see come from top outsourcing agencies of Eastern Europe and Latin America, known for employing top quality local talent and offering much lower rates than those in the US or UK. Working with developers from agencies, rather than with self-employed candidates, gives you the privilege of:
– hiring engineers with unique experiences of working on top projects from known brands in many industries;
– hiring co-located professionals in case it matters to you;
– and staying sure that the quality is top-notch, deadlines are met, and there is a manager on-site.
YouTeam’s agency selection criteria include the proven track record, references from past clients and employees, external ratings, cultural fit, fluency in English, agency’s focus on their core expertise, coding test results, and more.
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Due Diligence

YouTeam either finds a new agency (partner) with unique expertise we’re interested to add to our pool, or an agency reaches out to YouTeam. We usually have 3-5 calls with the partner’s representatives, including CEO, CFO, PMs and top talent before we launch the process. We examine HR policy and management practicies as well as evaluate the personal attitude of engineers and management. Meanwhile, our legal department runs their own vetting procedure to make sure the company is YouTeam compliant.


Candidates Screening

Unlike specialists listed on freelance platforms, all engineers on our platform first have passed a multi-stage screening process conducted by HR departments of our partner agencies, and then by YouTeam. Agencies that we choose are serious about vetting job candidates because finding, hiring and retaining top talent lies in the core of their business.


Interviews, test assignments and code reviews

At YouTeam, we’re keen to make your experience of hiring the best tech talent remotely as similar as possible to making an in-house hire. To this end, we verify skills of developers during test interviews and through HackerRank for Work —an industry standard for assessing the ability of developers to solve complex tasks. Those who have already passed the HackerRank for Work test acquire a badge on the website. Our managers may also organize an additional onsite interview with the selected candidates to be conducted by our trusted tech lead upon your request.


Perfect track record

YouTeam pursues a zero-tolerance policy towards any sub-par performance of partner agencies. Any mismatch between the advertised skills and actual performance of an engineer will automatically result in the agency being banned from the platform forever, and a 72-hour replacement of an engineer with equal or stronger talent.

As a result:
95% of YouTeam clients come back
over 50% of them grow their teams further
Awesome brands that trust YouTeam: