Какво наистина има значение

Какво наистина има значение


Почти година след първата ни кампания за привличане на таланти, дойде време да стартираме нова, приспособена за нуждите на екипа ни Обслужване на клиенти. Това, което даде посоката на новата кампания, беше до голяма степен настоящия пейзаж на ИТ услугите в България и нашата позиция срещу фокусирането на работната сила в местни аутсорсинг цетрове. Ето и цялата история.

Малко предистория

Преди 12 години, когато започвахме в уеб хостинг бизнеса, бяхме не само една от малкото ИТ компании в България, но и рядък пример за основана и управлявана на локално ниво компания, а не аутсорсинг бизнес на трета страна. Въпреки че това все още е валидно за нас, сега, както и тогава, най-търсените специалисти са основно програмистите. Днес, благодарение на изобилието от технически таланти, нашата географска близост до водещи европейски градове и сравнително по-ниските цени, България се превръща в основна дестинация за аутсорсинг на кол център. Въпреки цялостния положителен ефект, който този факт оказва върху икономиката, един от недостатъците на тази тенденция е негативното отражение върху фирмената култура и работните навици. Да работиш в ИТ центрове в България се е превърнало в синоним на това да работиш в кабинка, често за привидно големи международни компании, а всъщност работиш по временен проект за аутсорсинг център. Служителите свикват да бъдат мотивирани от измерими цели, бонуси и числа, което намалява качеството на работата и отдадеността им.

Как го правим ние – манифестът на SiteGround

Ние в SiteGround не вярваме в нещата, които се превръщат в олицетворение на работата на Обслужване на клиенти – да отброяваш часовете си на работа, да имаш фиксирани почивки, тихи часове "без телефон", без лично пространство и други. Ние вярваме, че твоето работно място или работен процес трябва да са здравословни, удобни, продуктивни и да доставят удоволствие, за да са смислени – да служат на хората, а не обратното. Ние се мотивираме от много повече от числа и цели, а когато казваме, че слагаме хората на първо място, наистина го правим – както по отношение на хората в екипа ни, така и по отношение на клиентите ни.

Всяка организация има своите неписани правила за това как се вършат нещата, което отразява нейните нематериални ценности. Понякога именно те са дори по-важни от онова, което пише в длъжностната ви характеристика. За да предадем тези ценности като мотивация на нашия екип и на онези, които ще се присъединят към него, решихме да базираме най-новата си кампания за намиране на таланти в България на принципите на работа, които са важни за нас, и да я превърнем в един вид манифест на работата в SiteGround.

Всички дизайни на кампанията са снимки от тиймбилдинги, маратони и инициативи, които сме правили заедно като екип и по времето, когато са правени, не е имало идея да се споделят извън компанията. Те, обаче, не са просто фрагменти от живота ни във и извън офиса. Те показват кои сме ние като личности, в какво вярваме като екип и как подхождаме не само към работата си, но и към всичко, което правим.

Слагайки снимките тук, целим не само да покажем на хората извън екипа кои сме и в какво вярваме, но и да напомним на нашия постоянно разрастващ се екип, че ценностите, които ни водеха в началото, преди 12 години, са все още по-силни отвсякога – и са само още по-здрави, защото сме повече хора. Защото вашите принципи, усилия и отдаденост са от значение, а не само числата.

16 Replies to “What Really Counts”

  1. Well Dima, I couldn’t agree more.
    In the end it is the job satisfaction that comes from working together well in a team that is the motivation.
    Obviously only if one is not underpaying.
    As a receipient of the siteground service… I can truly say all my interactions (except one) have been with customer support staff that actually care and try to fix the situation. You can pay to do, but you cannot pay to think and care.
    So well done to siteground. Now as you expand it is a question of keeping that spirit. Never let one negative person destroy those around them- well that’s my experience anyway.

  2. I want to second Kenny’s comment – it’s right on target. My experience with Siteground has been rewarding, both because the service is fast, reliable and has the right features, and also because of the caring support staff. Keep up the great work and maintain the customer-oriented company culture you have achieved. Don’t let increasing size dilute the culture over time. Thanks!

    1. Thanks, Patrick! Cultivating and preserving our culture and team spirit over time and company growth is a top priority and we are definitely not underestimating the challenge. Thank for all your support and the kind words – we couldn’t have done it without you along the way!

  3. I didn’t have any idea where your company was working from until I read what you just posted. I think that is something important that you should be proud of — never once was there a circumstance where culture spoke louder than service, and that is a very rare thing.

    John Burgreen
    Boulder Bridges
    4747 Table Mesa Dr
    Boulder, CO 80305
    http://bit.do/jrb

  4. Dima, I absolutely agree with John Burgreen. The reason I chose to work with Siteground was the fact this is Bulgarian company. Be proud.

  5. Dear Siteground

    I have been a client of yours for many years. I was an IT Director of two major global companies and a speaker at many events on “Intelligent Outsourcing” and “Customer Service”.

    I too had no idea of your Bulgarian connection. I am amazed.

    I first became a client of yours as a way of privately keeping pace with my own staff, and with my own industry. You can become very isolated and out of touch as an IT Director! I remember using your web management interfaces and server management interfaces as an exemplar of best practice with my own staff in years gone by.

    in the early days of your development I had a few occasions when I personally needed support. Sometimes this did not go smoothly – but – over the years you have improved and improved.

    I have been retired now for almost 8 years. But reading your bulletin on your views on Customer Service and Staff Management in IT warmed my heart, and made me smile.

    Well done to you and your Board of Directors.

    I wish you every success.

    Regards
    Russ
    (SV Enterprise – cruising the Caribbean)

    1. Dear Russ, Your story just made my day – thanks so much for sharing it! I have been part of the SiteGround team for almost 11 years now. It’s those little moments when I get to meet a client at an event or even virtually and they tell me something like this that I’m reminded of how long we’ve come. You have my warmest regards and best wishes! Safe travels around the Caribbean!

  6. Right on Dima. I’ve noticed an improvement, a turn sometime around 8-12 months ago. It really is a pleasure working with sg support these days. It’s work I have to do for clients so I appreciate it always being a good experience.

  7. It all sounds good. I hope your recruitment drive can help to tackle your diversity problem. Judging by your /people page it seems, like most tech companies, that women are under-represented on your team, and the positions they occupy seem to be sales, marketing, HR, etc.

    1. Mina, that’s an excellent point about tech companies and it’s really good that you’re raising it. Diversity is a topic that we pay very close attention to and always make a point of in our recruiting campaigns. One of the main goals of our earlier campaign this year was exactly to try to tackle the stereotypes about the people working in tech by showing our many faces. To address your comment about the women on our team directly, currently, 40% of the whole SiteGround team identify as female. Apart from Marketing and HR, where we also have a lot of male colleagues, our Chief Operations Officer is a woman. So is the Manager of our largest team ever who deal with a much larger scope of technical assistance than the industry average customer support or sales departments. We are proud of our efforts in this direction, but like I said – we always aim at raising the bar higher, so by no means does this mean that we think there is a point at which we stop thinking about diversity. It’s an ongoing process that we have been nurturing ever since the beginning of SiteGround and will continue to do so.

  8. I have good experience with Site Ground customers support staffs. If I have any doubt first I refer SiteGround tutorials after that I will contact any person online. Thank you again for your support.

  9. So far, I haven’t had any issues with Siteground. I only have 2 years with them. Support is timely and the support team actually knows what’s happening and how to fix it. I migrated from my old host and they transferred all my files, domains and relevant stuff over without any issues. I also like the staging environment, which I see some other so called “bigger” host do not have.

    The only slight issue I’ve noticed (but nothing that I worry about), is that sometimes my sites takes a while to load. If I have a site that loads in 5, it might take longer. It’s like a minimal downtime, say around 10-15 secs. Maybe a hiccup somewhere. After that everything goes backto normal. As for major downtime, no, that has not happened at all.

    I highly recommend SG. Due to support, web services and migration services (and more).

    1. Hey Patrick, thanks for the feedback and the kind words. I am a bit surprised though that you’re experiencing slow loading times because performance is our top priority and we have one of the fastest services in the indrustry. Do you mind mailing me at hristo.p [at] siteground.com with more details about your sites? I would love to check them out and see why aren’t they loading as fast as you expect?

  10. I moved to Siteground about 6 months and am very happy with my Magento hosting. Over the weekend we moved our email hosting to Siteground. It is great to have everything in one place but the 2 GB limit on box size is going to be a problem for us. 10GB would be a good size. Any thoughts about increasing the box size?

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