thoughtbot works 1 on 1 and in small groups with junior team members who are prime to advance in their career, but lacking the senior guidance to get them there. Using tools like pair programming, design critique, lunch and learns, and code or design audits, thoughtbot is able to provide the dedicated expert mentorship that you don’t have the bandwidth for.
By investing in upskilling junior designers and developers, you can achieve higher retention rates, positively impact individuals' careers, and become a top choice for future talent.
Finding the right designers and developers for your team takes time, as it should. You want to make sure you’re going through a meaningful interview process and making the right picks to help you long into the future.
Many product leaders over the years have looked to thoughtbot to provide coverage and the peace of mind that comes with trusted expert designers and developers not only delivering quality work, but leading product strategy and nurturing engineering culture.
We can get more involved with your hiring as well:
- Write job descriptions
- Adapt our interview processes
- Conduct interviews for you
Hiring doesn’t stop once someone starts their first day. Retaining your talented team requires a thoughtful and ongoing effort that ultimately comes down to - are they fulfilled at work? Over the last 16 years, we’ve formed some strong opinions (loosely held!) about what contributes to fulfillment and are passionate about introducing these best practices for you.
- Collaborative working environment
- Sustainable work
- Designing for accessibility
- And more
- Integrated design and development
- Test Driven Development
- Community-supported tech decisions
- PR etiquette
- Asynchronous work
- Open communication