Let's get real about Silicon Valley for a minute: The cost of living in the area is, shall we say, brutal on the resident wallet. As a result, for lots of businesses, the only sensible response is to set up shop outside of California. Similarly, the cost of living barrier can be a 'make or break' in finding and hiring the right talent.

PartnerHero is a startup dedicated to finding fledgling companies the talent they need -- they're on a mission to make the talent acquisition process even more accessible and seamless.

As PartnerHero's CEO Shervin Talieh explains, new companies face some key challenges in hiring. For example, new markets can require entirely different sets of skills and expertise, and if you hire only in your headquarters, the limited geographic reach can strangle the size of your applicant pool. At the same time, the solutions to those issues aren't cutting it. Traditional outsourcing, for example, often doesn't adapt to the frantic pace startups routinely have.

A Modern Spin with Global Accessibility

PartnerHero uses Slack, video chat, coworking spaces, and a variety of other modern options to match workers with startups they're a great fit for. Once the company has a concept of your needs, they build you a customized team of two or more associates from the most ideal locations around the world, and you work together for training and performance assessment. If your team grows, no big deal--just add more team members when you need them.

One big benefit of PartnerHero is that, even though the programs are flexible and can scale, the company can offer long-term contracts, higher pay and benefits, and continual learning opportunities. That generally translates to team members who are more satisfied than workers from traditional business process outsourcing companies (BPO). That's crucial for startups, because satisfied workers mean better retention and stability as the companies get off the ground.

A Threat to the Industry?

As PartnerHero and others in the space continue to emerge with compelling offerings, there's a balance in providing convenience & talent accessibility with how much companies are actually willing to off-load. And if the model continues to stick, traditional HR & recruiting roles could also be impacted. Time will tell. 

At the end of the day, any solution that saves time while preserving efficiencies will continue to carry appeal.

Published on: Dec 26, 2017