SoftServe, a leading digital authority and consulting company, has surpassed ten thousand employees, a significant milestone, as of July 2021. The company’s headcount has grown by 26% since the beginning of the year, thanks to the growing demand for digital services and expanding customer base.
SoftServe has hired 2,820 new associates since January, with 2,200 being technical experts. Lviv is the leader in new hires (708), with Kyiv (456), Dnipro (370), and Kharkiv (362) being the closest contenders. In addition to Lviv, the home to SoftServe’s HQ and its biggest development center, three cities – Kyiv, Dnipro, and Kharkiv - have teams of over 1,000 people. The headcount has also grown significantly in locations where SoftServe has no physical presence because of remote flexibility and the current workplace reality.
“We pay close attention to our hiring statistics and the fluctuations in the labor market. The pandemic has impacted the market both in Ukraine and globally,” – said Kostyantyn Pylypchuk, SVP of Global Talent Operations at SoftServe. “The shift to work from home has made it possible for us to grow in such cities as Uzhhorod, Odesa, Cherkasy, Lutsk, Khmelnytskyi, and other locations that have been beyond our reach previously. We have already hired a few hundred associates in these cities, and I believe this will be the trend that will help shape the IT industry across all of Ukraine”.
SoftServe demonstrates an impressive growth in the number of women it employs, currently at 34% of the total workforce. The rate of women in trainee and junior positions is at 41%, while 55% of associates in PM roles are female. 18% of women employed by SoftServe work in R&D, while 12% of female employees work in software engineering.
Ernst & Young has recognized SoftServe as one of Ukraine’s most attractive employers. SoftServe’s solution that helps take care of the safety and health of its employees during the pandemic has won the HR Brand Ukraine Award in 2020. The company currently ranks second as an employer brand among Ukraine’s IT companies.
As of July, SoftServe has 1,100 active projects and 1,784 vacancies, with 1,200 of them located in Ukraine.