Snyk is a cybersecurity company that allows customers to embed security into the full software development lifecycle. Founded in 2015 out of London and Tel Aviv with headquarters in Boston, Snyk is a global organization with more than 1,100 employees across in eight countries.
Quadrupling headcount in record time — the compliant way
With the global pandemic putting digital transformation on steroids, Snyk saw both remote work environments as well as demand for their cloud native application security products skyrocket in 2020 and into 2021. Amidst this major growth opportunity, it was imperative for Snyk to identify and onboard the right talent quickly.
“Our product is developer-led, and with many developer outreach programs and conferences temporarily on hold, we had to find new ways to tap into the market and find the right talent to ultimately be able to hire and onboard them quickly,” said Nathan Jeune-Manning, Lead People Partner, Snyk.
The Snyk team managed to rise to this challenge by increasing its headcount by nearly four times in the past year, from 170 employees at the end of 2019 to close to 700 as of January 2021.
However, onboarding international talent comes with complex hurdles such as vastly different employment laws and compliance standards from country to country, which can be difficult to navigate as well as time consuming.
“We quickly realized that onboarding an employee in Australia is entirely different than onboarding one in the Czech Republic, and recognized we needed an experienced partner to help us expand while maintaining compliance,” added Jeune-Manning.
Simplicity, ease of use and quick turnaround
Every country is unique and has different processes for onboarding employees. While evaluating their options, Snyk found they preferred Globalization Partners’ full stack global employment platform for its usability, simplicity, and ease of use.
“The Globalization Partners staff is amazing – professional, friendly, and engaging with better turnaround times than the other providers we considered,” noted Jeune-Manning.
Technology should aim to streamline systems and processes without burdening users, which is exactly what the Snyk team experienced with the Globalization Partners’ platform.
“For us, it came down to useability and speed of response. It’s a similar, consistent process with Globalization Partners in each and every country.”