SA’s Talent Marketplace OfferZen Reaches 500-customer Milestone

Instead of a 12.5% upfront fee, OfferZen will take 1.5% of a candidate’s first-year salary every month for 10 months.

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South African talent marketplace OfferZen has blasted through the milestone of 500 companies hiring software developers through their platform.

A year and half ago, OfferZen changed the South African recruitment industry when they launched their marketplace, but one thing that remained unchanged was the billing model – the company followed the same upfront model as traditional recruiters.

From today, OfferZen are giving companies another choice with the launch of a new pricing model, in the form of monthly billing.

Instead of a 12.5% upfront fee, OfferZen will take 1.5% of a candidate’s first-year salary every month for 10 months.

This new model makes it significantly easier for startups to build development teams as it completely removes the upfront capital outlay.

“As a startup ourselves, we know the cost of finding and hiring the right talent can put a lot of strain on your cashflow,” says Philip Joubert, co-founder of OfferZen.

Companies using the new pricing model have an additional benefit as well: they only need to pay as long the developer keeps working at the company. If for any reason the employment relationship ends before the 10 months are up, OfferZen will stop invoicing immediately.

Malan Joubert, co-founder of OfferZen
Malan Joubert, co-founder of OfferZen

Customers utilising this new pricing model are already experiencing it’s value and highlight cash flow, growth and aligned incentives as the top benefits.

According to SnapScan co-founder, Kobus Ehlers, “this new model reduces our risk and preserves the company’s cash-flow. This is a big win for startups in South Africa looking to grow its most important asset – high quality talent. This is just another reason OfferZen is the only recruitment company we enjoy working with.”

SweepSouth is excited about the growth potential this new model encourages.

Adrian Moisey, SweepSouth VP of Engineering, said this new model lets me build my tech team a lot faster because I don’t have to worry about cash flow issues with new hires. I love the way OfferZen keeps disrupting recruitment agencies.

OfferZen was launched in November 2015 by brothers Malan and Philip Joubert.

The platform connects companies with top software developers looking for permanent work.

Employers register with OfferZen and are given access to a curated list of developers.

A year and a half into operation and OfferZen’s clients already include big-name companies like GetSmarter, Takealot, Barclays, Old Mutual, Allan Gray and 24.com, as well as a host of successful startups like SweepSouth and Yoco.

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