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We’ve curated our own proprietary database of pre-engaged local talent, which we continue to build on day after day. We’ve also invested heavily in sourcing technologies like predictive AI and premium recruiting subscriptions to LinkedIn.

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If you have an internal recruiting team, we’ll integrate with your systems to make sure we’re all on the same page. We also connect regularly with your team to recalibrate and share feedback.

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Getting to know your team and culture is a big part of our process. When you work with hatch I.T., you get a dedicated account manager, coordinator, and recruiting team. We experience almost no turnover, so you can expect the same relationship to us that you’d have with an internal recruiting team down the hall.

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We use both. If you have an applicant tracking system (ATS) you’d like us to work within we can do so. If you don’t have an ATS we can stand one up for you. We like to integrate with whatever messaging platform you use (eg. Slack) for quick communication and feedback.

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Once we have qualified the positions, we can deliver qualified candidates within 48-72 hours.

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We can never guarantee hires (that’s because part of the responsibility to hire rest with “you”, the customer). That said, what we can guarantee is delivery of quality candidates and interviews, which should result in great hires.

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hatch I.T. can recruit for remote positions outside the DMV region. In fact, we encourage startups not to limit their reach to one particular location. That said, our bread and butter is our community of engineering and product talent within the DMV region. We have growth plans to expand into the Raleigh/Durham market in 2020.

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We focus exclusively in areas of software development, product & product management, data science & data engineering, and dev-ops. We partner with early-stage and high-growth product startups.

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Scale and Stride programs are all custom pricing based on the scope of work. Direct Hire is traditionally 20%-25% of a candidate’s first year base salary.

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hatch I.T.’s billing structure depends on which service you choose, but all our consulting and talent support models are intended to be predictable, cost-aware, and under your control. Scale and Stride are billed on either a bi-weekly or monthly basis. Our direct-to-hire model is contingent upon hire, and payment is made when and only when a hire is made. Contract and Contract-To-Hire are traditionally billed bi-weekly.

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hatch I.T. offers four products tailored to software startups in the DMV Metro Area. They are:

  1. Scale, our flagship service model, based on the principals of recruitment process outsourcing and tailored for high-growth software startups.
  2. Stride, our technical strategy consulting service paired with an executive search: build a strategy and execution a roadmap with the help of an experienced CEO-CTO team.
  3. Direct-to-hire recruiting services: Need a product engineer fast? We send you pre-vetted candidates, you only pay when you hire one.
  4. Contract or Contract-to-hire recruiting services: Have a short-term vacancy? We hire the employee, and even cover the benefits and payroll.
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We have a large, rapidly expanding database of responsive, engaged tech talent in the DMV metro area, and a remote talent pool.

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Yes. You tell us how many candidates you need, and what you’re looking for. We’re not just a recruiting firm. We aim to be a back-pocket, down-the-hall resource.

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Our recruiters aren’t working on commission, so they’re able to focus on getting you the right candidate, not just any candidate. Founded in a garage outside Leesburg, we have a startup mentality and a low turnover rate. Our recruiters are also highly specialized. They understand how to talk about software, and what startups look for.

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Software engineering is a high-turnover field, especially for startups. Engineers often spend only a few months to a couple years at a single company. However, hatch IT-sourced engineers are the exception. To date, we’ve never had a placement leave within the first 90 days, and though we’ve been in the business for years, our all-time retention rate is 95 percent – significantly better than average.

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Diversity and Inclusion

We will continue to align with diversity-focused groups, communities, non-profits, and organizations whose missions are centered around equal opportunity for their members.

    1. We will continue to foster an inclusive environment, ensuring that there are marketing campaigns and posts that reflect our diverse community.
    2. We will increase BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) representation across Hatchpad (startups, Insights, Projects, etc) to ensure that all community members see reflections of themselves in the startup ecosphere.
  1. We will continue to assess how diverse, equitable, and inclusive we are by continuing to collect demographic data from candidates and utilizing feedback surveys of clients, candidates, and employees and more. 
  2. We will continue to remain transparent with our Diversity & Inclusion progress with our employees by sharing bi-yearly Progress Reports internally.
  3. We will now have yearly mandatory training focused on facilitating diversity, equity, and inclusion and bi-yearly supplementary training focused on mitigating bias and practicing inclusive behavior. 
  4. Starting 2021, Juneteenth will be a hatch I.T. recognized company-wide holiday to encourage employees to celebrate and use the day for learning.

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Scale

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is an advanced recruiting model for companies that aren’t willing to accept the slow pace and low-quality, unqualified hires provided by many traditional staffing firms. Rather than the placement-only, one-and-done transactions of standard direct-to-hire recruiting models, an RPO is a longer-term partnership that takes care of everything, from setting up back-end processes like an Applicant Tracking System, to three-month check-ins. An RPO gives you the recruiting capabilities of the internal recruiting teams at Fortune 500s, at a fraction of what it would cost you to do it all yourself.

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When you’re building a software product, you often reach a point where you need to hire software engineers regularly over the course of several months or even years. Scale is hatch I.T.’s RPO model personalized to startups at this stage of growth.

Scale helps you grow your engineering team just like having a team of internal recruiters, but without the cost and commitment. You can increase or decrease the number of candidates we send each week. If your team experiences rapid growth and needs to fill several of roles immediately, we can instantly increase the number of candidates we send. Once those roles are filled, you can instantly reduce the number of candidates we send back down.

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High growth software startups have a unique set of needs compared to more established companies.

  • You typically don’t have a robust system for recruiting and onboarding employees yet, such as an ATS and candidate database.
  • You face uncertainty about budgeting, when you’ll get your next round of funding, and how much it’ll be.
  • You have to get a lot more done, with a much smaller budget.
  • The choices you make and the people you hire will grow to define the company culture and product.
  • You have limited time, and employees are pulled in multiple directions, unable to specialize.
  • You often need to hire multiple candidates very quickly, and then sometimes might not need candidates for quite a while.

Scale solves these problems by taking care of all the backend work, so you can focus on running the show. Scale makes costs predictable and affordable, so you’re not explaining to your board why you unexpectedly spent 230,000 dollars to hire 3 engineers. By staying by your side and checking in weekly, we’re able to home in on culture-fit in a way that other recruiting options can’t.

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Scale is more than just a recruiting model. Yes, you get a continuous pipeline of pre-vetted, quality candidates, but you also get much more: advanced market analytics and market feedback, backend processes, constant brand marketing, talent assessments, employee check-ins, community and event marketing, active community engagement, salary insights, and retention analytics, to name a few.

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You’ll get candidates, an applicant tracking system, backend processes, job descriptions, and anything else you need. Once the relationship is over, you get to keep everything.

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Scale is one of our most popular services, but unfortunately, we can’t offer it to everyone. Scale is for high-growth startups with innovative, impactful products. We’ve designed it for startups between 10 and 75 employees, with at least 25 percent of their workforce dedicated to product and engineering roles, that expect to hire at least 2 product engineers a month for several months or more. If you already have an internal recruiting team, or if you don’t plan to grow your team, Scale isn’t right for you.

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hatch I.T. is tapped into the local startup and software engineering community, and we’re very data-driven. We’ll be able to let you know what salaries candidates will be looking for, what the community thinks of your company and product, and even where to locate your next satellite office. With the data we provide, you’ll be able to make key decisions about salary offers, benefits, technology, and marketing.

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There are 3 key ways we market you to the local community.

  1. Our recruiters are marketing you every time we reach out to a potential candidate. Candidates consistently tell us that we’re the best recruiters they’ve spoken with. They chose our partner companies in part because of their experience with us. Many recruiters spam candidates with irrelevant posts and try to hide important information, like who they’re recruiting for. We never send spam, and we never hide the info candidates need. Instead, we tell them about your product and company culture.
  2. We’re launching a community-centric tool, hatchpad, that software engineers, tech enthusiasts, and news channels use to find information about startups, tech events, and insights. We feature startups, products, and tech leadership teams.
  3. We partner with tech meetups, speakers, and event hosts throughout the DMV region to organize some of the area’s most popular events for software engineers. Our partners are able to present their products in front of hundreds of software engineers in the region.

“I really appreciate everything you’ve done.  That was by far the best recruiting experience I’ve had.  I will proudly wear your brand, and wish you and Hatch nothing but the best going forward!” – Dan, Gravy Analytics

“Working with your team has been great.  I’ve worked with several other teams over my career, but yours is really great.  I never felt like a number, and you guys were very responsive.  I hope I don’t have to look for another job for a while, but if any of my engineering friends decide to look for a change, I’ll definitely refer you to them!” – Michael, Gravy Analytics

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Stride

Stride is hatch I.T.’s strategy consulting service for early stage startups. We’ve developed a process to guide startup founders down the path of successful technical execution. Stride partners you with a CEO and CTO with technical expertise and software recruiting knowledge to help you build out a successful team and product.

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  • Jason leads the technical direction as the CTO for a Cybersecurity Non-Profit in the DC Area. He has a background of 17+ years building enterprise software across a multitude of industries ranging from start-ups to government. He has led development and engineering teams, most recently as the SVP of Product Engineering at IronNet Cybersecurity. Jason is a career technologist with a passion for solving complex problems.
  • Tim is a serial entrepreneur who has built three startups from the ground up. He’s the Founder & CEO of hatch I.T. His background is in technical recruiting with a focus in building out software engineering teams for hundreds of local startups in the DMV region. He is passionate about developing creative models to enable startups to scale efficiently.
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We’ve combined years of experience in hands-on product development & engineering leadership with hatch I.T.’s backbone of technical recruiting & scaling engineering teams for hundreds of high-growth startups. As a result, we’ve developed a process to guide startup founders down the path of successful technical execution. We integrate with executive leadership to understand the vision or strategic direction of the company. We pinpoint gaps in areas of execution, technical resources, skills & experience. We deliver a roadmap paired with the network of resources needed to execute.

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