Top Employer 2018 – How We Live Up To Our Name

Everyone knows that feeling when you receive a lot of praise and you ask yourself ‘What did I do to deserve this?’

Testbirds is “Top Arbeitgeber Mittelstand 2018”, which means that we are one of the best medium-sized employers out of 13,000 companies according to the German business magazine FOCUS. We know exactly why we deserve this award and therefore we are very happy to have the chance to share this news not only with our employees but with you, our readers.

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Machine learning – The next big thing in QA and testing?

We at Testbirds believe that there are always new things to learn and keep your brains busy with. This is why we not only have a “Bird University” for our employees where we discuss interesting topics every month, but also keep up with the newest research and trends in the QA and testing industry. We like to stay ahead of new developments and we see it as our task to always have a look-out for the newest trends and evolve our services along with them.

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How We Became a FOCUS Revenue Growth Champion: A Brief Company History

Testbirds is “FOCUS Wachstumschampion 2018”, which means we are one of 500 companies with the highest revenue growth in Germany!
The German news magazine FOCUS and the statistics and market research portal Statista analysed German companies and their revenue growth in the years 2013 to 2016. With a yearly growth of 93%, we made it to number 9 in the category “IT, Software and Services”.

This is something we are very proud of and now is a good opportunity to look back at what we’ve achieved in the past 5+ years.

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Challenges for today’s work environment and how we as an employer can contribute to the betterment of society

From my perspective, the biggest challenges for today’s work environment are globalisation, digitalisation and automation. Employees are often unsettled and see these topics as threats: Will they affect my work? And will my job position be safe in the future? In this post I’d like to share my thoughts about how we meet these challenges at Testbirds.

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We want you! How to find good talent as a start-up

Finding the right people is one of the biggest challenges for start-ups. First, there was only us three founders, we were small and not (yet) well-known. You cannot attract people with a big name at that stage. So, how can you find, not only good talent, but the right people for your company? There are a few things I’ve learned from past years of recruiting:

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GDPR? What does it have to do with testing?

GDPR (or General Data Protection Regulation) must be the biggest talk of the town within several industries the last year. None the least within my area, marketing. Companies are hiring expensive consultants (who just learned about it themselves) and creating dedicated teams to secure all their data before the deadline in May next year. For you who just see G-D-P-R as four random letters, I will try to present a quick crash course on why this new EU regulation will influence not only business in general but also the development and testing industry.
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