Inspired Testing's 9% recruitment disrupts the market

New Permanent Placement service slashes traditional recruitment agency fees to significantly lower onboarding costs for clients.

Johannesburg, 11 Aug 2020
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Greg Naidoo, Head of Talent Acquisition at Inspired Testing
Greg Naidoo, Head of Talent Acquisition at Inspired Testing

Global software testing company Inspired Testing has today launched a new service designed to match its clients' testing resource requirements at a fraction of the cost of traditional recruitment.

Modelled on the same process Inspired Testing uses to hire its own professional testing staff, Permanent Placement as a business will function like a matchmaking service for Inspired Testing’s clients in South Africa and the UK.

“Inspired Testing is a professional software testing company, we’re not recruiters and we’re not starting our own recruitment agency,” says Greg Naidoo, Head of Talent Acquisition at Inspired Testing.

“Having said that, we’re about to disrupt the traditional IT recruitment market because we’re in a unique position to use the proven recruitment skills we have developed for our own business and make them available exclusively to our clients at a much lower cost than they would have otherwise paid,” says Naidoo.

“Our new Permanent Placement service is available at a flat 9% fee, but more than that, stands a better chance of finding the right people for placement than traditional recruitment agencies that charge much higher fees.”

Naidoo says the global pandemic has sped up a trend that had already started taking hold in the industry, with more and more companies wanting to retain their own specialised testing skills and keeping those skills available to them as and when required.

“Now more than ever businesses are calling for a reduction in hiring costs because their own revenue streams are under duress,” he says.

“South Africa is facing a dire unemployment problem that started well before the pandemic hit and is only going to get worse now that the pandemic has taken hold. However, companies still require well-priced skills now more than ever, and are willing to hire, yet positions are not being filled,” he says.

“I believe the reason for this is attributed to both the high cost of recruitment as well as a limited understanding between technology businesses and generic agencies, which is why I think we have something unique to offer both our clients and potential job seekers.”

The Permanent Placement service process starts with an assessment of the clients’ requirements upfront. Once the technical and logistical needs for the role have been identified, Inspired Testing begins engaging with likeminded professionals – both internally and externally – who fit the specific profile. We don't just headhunt at this point. We delve into our extensive database of quality candidates that have already been pre-assessed and qualified upfront.

“We have a company of 300+ very successful employees that have come through the exact same proven process we’re now making available to our clients,” says Naidoo. “From the client’s perspective, they get to engage with testing professionals, not just recruiters.

“This is not a recruitment service, but rather a matchmaking service that bypasses traditional recruitment to overcome the disparity between what our clients need and what they have been receiving up until now, and far more cost-effectively too.”

For more information or to find out how you or your company can engage with Inspired Testing’s new Permanent Placement service, contact Greg Naidoo on

Inspired Testing

Inspired Testing is a trusted software testing partner helping firms stay ahead of rapid innovation and the technology curve through software quality assurance. Our strength lies in knowing how to structure, execute and automate testing to give businesses a competitive advantage in a fast-changing digital landscape. With a scalable pool of 260+ experts globally, and strong representation in Africa, the company’s strength lies in knowing how to structure, execute and automate testing, using a unique combination of experience, technique and blended onshore offshore delivery capabilities and testing across most platforms, devices and environments.

Inspired Testing is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dynamic Technologies, a software and technology group with 1 000+ staff and 13 group companies across the UK and South Africa, providing a diverse range of technology solutions, digital services and related core competencies. Dynamic Technologies’ group companies comprise Blue Pencil Consulting; Blue Pencil Creative; CloudSmiths; DotModus; DVT; DVT Academy: Dynamic DNA; Dynamic Talent; Emerald Consulting; EventSmiths; IndigoCube; Inspired Testing; SparkSmiths; and Swarm.

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