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The health and safety of our employees, customers and community is incredibly important.

As CEO, it was imperative to me that we be quick to take preventative and protective action early to look after our team, and make sure we can continue to deliver excellent service to our customers.

I feel a strong duty to our customers who need our support now while navigating moving thousands of planned onsite technical interviews online. Aside from releasing our advice for quickly changing to remote hiring processes, and hosting a live panel on the subject earlier this week, we have been running workshops for our customers on how they can change their recruitment processes, and will be releasing a guide on tips for working remotely to summarize some of the early lessons next week. 

My commitment is that here at Codility, we will continue to help technical hiring teams around the world navigate the switch to remote hiring and building a remote work culture so the impact on the ability to scale engineering teams is minimized.

Running our company online

Two weeks ago we moved our entire company online. Business continuity planning is not new to us, and the plan we had in place was triggered early, when COVID-19 cases began to be reported in San Francisco, with cases in Boston, London and Warsaw reported soon after. 

Remote work culture: 

As a remote-focussed company, running Codility from our home offices has always been a part of our company culture. We believe in flexible working arrangements and have supported our employees over the past fives years to take advantage of working from home when they need to, establishing a remote work culture. Until further notice, all Codility employees are working from home. 

Health and safety: 

The health and safety of our employees, their families and our communities are our utmost priority. We have asked all our employees to maintain maximum precautions while working from home (WHO and CDC guidelines, social distancing, self-isolation). We have also ensured that in the unfortunate event that any of our employees falls ill with COVID-19, Codility will be covering our employees’ paid sick leave. 

Business travel, customer meetings and events: 

Way before travel bans and lockdowns were launched, we decided to cancel all business travel and move all our customer onsite meetings to remote meetings to protect our customers and team. Similarly, we have virtualized all our in-person events. 

Team productivity: 

Our people operations team is actively helping our employees adjust to the new circumstances so that everybody is able to serve our customers to the best of our abilities.

Keeping our platform running

Codility’s technical hiring platform is designed for remote hiring. Our customers are spread across 73 countries, and their candidates are coming from every corner of the globe. 

Global support for scaled use

Supporting usage that scales throughout the 24 hour time zones is nothing new and our system architecture is  scaling to handle incoming load. 

CodeLive

For those of you who have the difficult task of moving your planned onsite technical interviews online, CodeLive can help. If you’re not familiar with it, or would like a tour, let us know by emailing [email protected] or contacting your Customer Success Manager.

Looking forward

For our team, the move to 100% remote work culture wasn’t a huge change to the norm, and our approach to technical hiring has been remote in most cases for many years now. For many of you, this might not be the case. If you would like to speak with us about how to optimize your technical hiring and transition to remote hiring processes, or would like some tips on keeping your team engaged together when not together, let us know. Our customer success, support and product teams are at your disposal and very ready to help. 

Stay safe and healthy,
Natalia

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