A U.S.-based workforce management and recruiting company that is disrupting the industry has moved a considerable amount of its operations to Athens, Greece, in part, to take advantage of talent pools in an emerging tech community
Workable was started in Boston, Massachusetts, but
eventually opened offices in Greece as its service model, which involves sophisticated hiring and recruiting tools, took off.
That's a large part of what Workable is
about: finding talent and helping client companies acquire the best workforce
possible. With an intuitive interface and innovative tools, Workable offers a
platform for making sure a company is doing all it can to attract the right
people who will make business operations work.
Company leaders understand the mission that Workable has
taken on and how it became poised to change the work world for many clients.
“For too long companies had two options when buying
Rob Long, Workable's vice president of business development, told Balkan
Business Wire. “They could either buy complex and expensive software
designed for large enterprises or make do with cheaper software that
compromised functionality and quality. Neither is a good choice for the vast
majority of companies. Workable gives these companies a new option, robust and
easy to use recruiting software that helps them attract and hire the best
candidates for their business.”
Long explained why the
company decided to open up in Greece rather than only expanding its presence
in the U.S.
“Greece has a very highly educated talent pool, which means
we're able to hire exceptional talent from engineers to support and across the
whole company,” Long said. “As a result, we're able to build high performing
teams at a lower cost than companies in tech hubs like Silicon Valley, London
or New York. We're able to invest the same amount of capital and get more from
Long said most of the company’s workforce of over 130
employees, including key engineering teams, are based in Athens.
This international approach didn’t just happen
Long said. In fact, he credits the company’s geographically diverse strategy
as part of Workable’s overall success model.
"From Day One, Workable has been a company with a global
outlook,” Long said. “More than ever, companies are not limited to their domestic
and local markets. This is especially true for software-as-a-service business
like Workable. We've also been focused on building the recruiting software
people will use and will be relevant in five to ten years and beyond, not just
In terms of ongoing development, Long said the company is
likely to stay focused on its core operations, along with outreach and
“Workable is still a young company, only 4 years old, we're
still investing heavily in our product development whilst at the same time
investing more into our sales and marketing departments,” he said. “We'll
continue to focus on being the recruitment software of choice for companies who
want to attract the best talent to help their businesses grow and thrive.”
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