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Recruitment Process at Relevant Software: How We Select the Best Talent

May 29, 2021
Updated: July 22, 2021

The search for a skilled professional with relevant experience can take months on end, but customers don’t wait. That’s why every business tries to fill in vacant positions as soon as possible. However, the recruitment process is the wrong time to rush. If you hire from the hip, it’s going to backfire. To make sure it doesn’t happen to our clients, we’ve developed a thorough vetting mechanism for attracting and recruiting the best talent. 

In this article, we’ll take you through each stage of the candidates’ selection process at Relevant Software. 

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Ukrainian IT landscape 

Over the past decade, Ukraine became known worldwide as one of the best IT outsourcing destinations. It’s even sometimes called a Silicon Valley of Europe. How come that such a common country with modest economic growth became one of the biggest IT hubs in the world? There are a couple of things about the Ukrainian tech scene you might find interesting. 

Ukrainian tech education 

Some of you may not know but Ukraine is a goldmine of tech talent. The IT Ukraine Association notes that over 20,000 tech students graduate in Ukraine each year. The local IT clusters collaborate with the best Ukrainian state universities helping them keep their curriculums up to date with the latest business innovations and tech trends.

It’s very common for many established Ukrainian IT companies to offer internship programs and professional courses. After two to four months of training, the best trainees usually receive job offers. 

Currently, Ukraine is ranking fourth in the world by the number of tech specialists, and the amount of tech experts is only growing. Based on the report by GSA​, the number of people working in IT engineering will reach 200,000 in 2020. So when it comes to hiring the most skilled IT experts, our country offers a pretty large talent pool. ​

Quality of code in Ukraine 

Quantity is awesome, it means that there is a lot of people to choose from. However, the thing that matters most is code quality. Ukrainian software developers are recognized by SkillValue as some of the world’s best professionals with an average score index of 91.26%. Also, our engineers scored an average of 88.7% across all​ ​HackerRank​ challenges. So whenever you decide to partner up with the Ukrainian team, you are sure to receive a great product. 

Relevant Software reputation on the local market 

Our company has been serving clients both locally and overseas since 2013. For all these years in business, we’ve acquired a decent reputation as a trusted and skilled IT partner. We are also a member of the Lviv IT Cluster ‒ the organization that unites the best IT companies in Lviv, the heart of Western Ukraine. Our office is located in a picturesque location in the city center and we take pride in being known as one of the best local employers with competitive salaries and a favorable working environment. Our people are our most important asset and we are super-precise when it comes to employee selection. 

So what’s our recruitment process?  

The candidate assessment at Relevant 

A promising talent is hard to find, but the result is always worth all the effort. When selecting the best candidates for a job, we take them through multiple assessment levels to determine their hard and soft skills, and in case of the remote teams ‒ to see whether they are a good fit for a particular client’s project. Here’s how we go about it. 

CV review 

The selection process starts with a review of the candidates’ CVs. This is the initial stage during which we single out the applicants with relevant experience and skills. The selected candidates are then invited to the video interview with a recruiter. Our HR specialists hop on a call with an interviewee to check their soft skills, tell them more about our company, and ask about their expectations. If it’s a match, then the person gets to the next selection stage. 

English assessment

Effective communication is an essential requirement for the success of any project. Here at Relevant, we work with clients from all over the world, and we want to make sure that our engineers understand them well and can easily answer all their questions. Clearly, a good knowledge of English is a must for working in our company. We have a full-time English teacher in-house, who helps us to evaluate the English level of candidates. 

In-person interview to check hard skills 

If the candidate successfully passed the previous stages, we proceed to a more specific technical examination. The next selection stage is the interview with our senior developers/QA engineers/project managers, during which they check the hard skills of the candidates. We always include practical tasks to see how the applicant is going to deal with the actual task. 

References check

A candidate might be the most skilled person for the job, but it’s also important how they get on with the team. That’s why those who successfully passed rounds of tests and interviews are asked to provide the names and contact details of at least two-three persons as their professional references. The recruiters contact these people and document their comments and remarks for future records.

Final interview

After the person has passed all the stages and the recruiters have done the reference check,  we conduct a final interview with our CEO to agree on terms and make a final decision. If it’s a yes, then we prepare a job offer and send it over to the candidate. 


Having the right people on the team is a guarantee of the high quality of work and a comfortable workplace environment. We put every applicant through multiple evaluation stages to not only understand if they are good for us but also to make sure we are good for them. As a result, we build powerful teams that deliver the best results for our clients. 

Would you like to work with us? Reach out to our specialists via this ​contact form​

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CEO at Relevant
Andrew Burak is the CEO and founder of Relevant Software. With a rich background in IT project management and business, Andrew founded Relevant Software in 2013, driven by a passion for technology and a dream of creating digital products that would be used by millions of people worldwide. Andrew's approach to business is characterized by a refusal to settle for average. He constantly pushes the boundaries of what is possible, striving to achieve exceptional results that will have a significant impact on the world of technology. Under Andrew's leadership, Relevant Software has established itself as a trusted partner in the creation and delivery of digital products, serving a wide range of clients, from Fortune 500 companies to promising startups.

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