We routinely use specialist freelancers and outsource work to Offshore Development Companies to keep the numbers up and allow us to meet demands; however to ensure we maintain quality however, each individual member of the team is tested and we review their own personal portfolios (not that of a company that they work for) prior to any work being given.
We then of course keep their details and will continue to use them as valued members of our team thereafter; this lengthy testing procedure of course means that not all members of a company are approved and can work on our projects and you will be amazed and just how many fail. In this video I explain a little more about the process and give you some real examples of how coders and designers can fail.
It just goes to show that if we have to test so much when bolstering our team with specialist coders and designers prior to using them and cannot just rely on gut instinct after 20 years in this business, what chance has the average lay person got when choosing one directly? I cannot stress it enough when I say test your team, or use us! )))