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McGraw Hill’s successful team evolution strategy.
How a team grew by 13% to surpass growth metrics with nearshore talent.

The Client

McGraw Hill is an educational publishing company that delivers personalized learning experiences to help students, parents, educators, and professionals improve results. It also provides high-quality, trusted content developed by world-class authors. McGraw Hill is one of the biggest educational publishing companies in the world, being distributed in over 96% of US school districts and in over 100 countries across the globe.

The Challenge

McGraw Hill needed more robust engineering to facilitate its growing technology solutions and maintain leadership in the digital-first education space. But previous onshore and offshore experiences impeded their progress. These models involved high costs for US-based engineers and incompatible work hours with offshore talent. They needed to find another answer to their problem.

The Goal

To allow the existing team to take on all its desired projects (past, present, and future) McGraw Hill needed to bring on engineers at a competitive rate and in a similar time zone—namely, nearshore engineers. This would facilitate the company’s holistic growth by tackling projects that had been deprioritized due to a lack of resources.

The Solution

Jobsity connected McGraw Hill with “cream of the crop” engineers from across Latin America who were in similar time zones to the company. Through Jobsity’s nearshore model, they were provided with a specially curated list of talent that aligned with the company’s unique needs. The company even found a “unicorn hire” from Jobsity’s world-class roster to join the team as a Key Accessibility Engineering Specialist. With these new additions, McGraw Hill was able to easily create a DPG team primed for collaboration.

  • We added tons of great software engineers and good people at great rates.

    Kirk GrayMcGraw-Hill Education VP of Engineering

  • Our partnership with Jobsity has brought us a lot of talented folks, and they were even able to find us a Key Accessibility Engineering Specialist, which is a unicorn hire!

    Kirk GrayMcGraw-Hill Education VP of Engineering

  • Jobsity sends us well-screened folks and helps facilitate the interview process so that it’s easy to hire great people.

    Kirk GrayMcGraw-Hill Education VP of Engineering

  • We are continuing to expand our partnership with Jobsity because it’s going great.

    Kirk GrayMcGraw-Hill Education VP of Engineering

Nearshore Talent = Save Money + Hire a Dream Team

The company was able to hire a full staff to support their in-house engineering team, also saving 33–50% in costs by hiring nearshore IT talent. This led to the company growing by 13% in under 12 months—meeting its growth goals in a way it hasn’t before. This newly expanded workforce was able to tackle the company’s additional projects and engineering needs.

Up to 50%savedBy opting for nearshore talent

13%team growthin under a year

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