What will be the working hours of the talent?
The talent will work with you from Monday to Friday, 8 hours a day with 20 paid leaves per year. We provide talent in all time zones.
What is the leave policy for hired Talent?
Uplers talent gets 20 paid leaves in a year; you can refer to the policy document for the details.
Is there any kind of discount that I can avail?
Our discount is structured in two formats; given below are the details:
- More than 3 members team - 2.5%
- More than 10 members team - 5%
- More than 15 members team - 7.5%
- More than 25 members team - 10%
Advance payment discount
- 3 months advance - 2.5%
- 6 months advance - 5%
- 12 months advance - 7.5%
What is the minimum duration of contract we need to sign?
This model is for long-term engagement and the minimum duration for any engagement is 1 year. However, if at any given time your expectations are not met, you can give a one month notice to the talent and end the contract.
How do the payments work?
We send an invoice at the start of every month, with a due date of 7 or 15 days, and 30 days in case of special consideration.
Are there any cancellation fees if I decide to stop working with you/ or I am not satisfied with an Uplers developer?
There are no cancellation fees. However, according to the contract, you will have to give a 30 days notice period.
How do I sign a contract and Pay?
Once you are happy with the interview and give us a nod, we will share an online contract and generate the invoice for you to pay.
How much do you charge for providing talent?
Nothing. There’s no charge of recruitment with us. All our talents come with a fixed monthly payout. We charge a fee for managing and facilitating the association between the client and the talent.
How experienced are your talents?
All the talents carry a minimum 1 year of experience.
Can I interview talents at my end?
All the talents would be hired only after being interviewed. All the talents of Uplers go through rigorously practical technical tests, the results of which will be provided to you. If there is any particular test that you want to conduct, you are free to do so.
Do your talents speak good English?
All our talents go through a language assessment test, which confirms that every talent is fully capable of understanding, speaking, and writing English fluently, without any challenges.
How do you make sure the talent you find for me will fit my needs?
We have an exhaustive requirement gathering process with clients to understand their needs. Moreover, we conduct a vetting process for talent to get an in-depth understanding of their capabilities. This process helps us with the right matchmaking of talent and client. While we will share such matching profiles with you, you will be interviewing the talent and making the final selection. And in case, you realise in the first month that your expectations are not being met, you can give a week’s notice and end the contract.
Where are Uplers’ talents based?
At Uplers, we provide top talents from across India; hence, the talents are based out of various regions of the country.
What is your talent vetting process?
Every developer who applies at Uplers has to go through a 5 stage assessment, which includes - Communication Test, Aptitude test, Technical MCQ test, Live Coding test, and a final Technical Interview round before he/she is added to our Talent Pool.
How long will it take to hire a talent?
This can take between 2 to 4 weeks, depending upon the skills and experience you are looking for.
What types of engagements do you offer (full-time, contractual, etc.)?
At this stage, we provide full-time and part-time engagements, which are for long-term only. Currently, we do not offer talent for specific projects or campaigns, which are time-bound.
What is the process to hire a talent?
To start with, you need to register your requirement. After assessing your requirement, we will provide you with the most suitable talent. You can screen them and then begin the process of interviewing and shortlisting.
How is Uplers different from other hiring and freelance platforms?
Uplers’ intent is to build a long-term association between the client & the talent, and we ensure satisfaction from both the sides to achieve this goal. Our talent pool goes through an aggressive vetting process and we pay our developers 1.5x of local pay to ensure better retention and high quality.
How many team members do Uplers have?
Uplers has 1000+ resources committed to working towards growth and development.
Do Uplers build teams on demand?
Yes, we surely build teams on demand. We work towards scaling and building dedicated teams for the success of your business goals.
What if I need my team to work overtime?
We do not encourage working overtime. However, if a task is on a high priority and the need for the same arises, the team may work overtime depending on their availability and their discretion.
How do you ensure quality talents that meet our requirements?
- We follow a careful screening and selection process to do everything in our capacity to provide you with the best resources and find the best talent for your team.
- We screen for language skills, personality traits, and domain-specific knowledge. We aim to find the best communicator and the best task manager for your project.
What will happen if a team member is unavailable for the days they are scheduled to work with me?
All our talent’s leaves are approved by you. We try our best to make sure that this does not happen. However, if such a situation arises, we will assign a different resource that is the next best fit for your project requirements.
What do you do if the client is not satisfied with your talent performance?
We assure you of our complete support in the case of such an event. We will address your issues and make a sincere effort to solve them. However, if the problem still exists, we will be happy to bring in someone else who may be a better fit for your project.
Can I visit my dedicated team at your offices?
At this stage, due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, we are pausing all visits to Uplers Head Office.
Who should I talk to if I have more questions?
Will English be a barrier when working with the teams of Uplers?
Almost all of our members are fluent in English. However, this should not be a problem as the dedicated Project Coordinators or Project Managers are fluent and will ensure the communication process flows smoothly.
If I have a team of 5 people, and if I want to change one of the expertise/resources in the middle of the contract, what do I do?
We give all our clients a choice to change any of their resources in the middle of the contract. We then provide the client with the next best resource that may be a better fit for your project's needs.
How do I get started?
Book an appointment with any of our executives and we’ll get on a call with you. Let us know all your requirements along with the level of expertise and experience preferred. We will set you up with the best resources and help you get started.
What will be the mode of communication used?
Email, Skype, Slack, Hangout, PMS or any other form of communication comfortable for you and the resources. We encourage video calls as well, as we have found that aids the conversation.
Do you provide local time-zone support?
We do provide local time-zone support. However, you will be charged 10% extra if you need your team to work in the Australian or Singapore time-zone. And 20% extra for United States time-zone support.
Will I be able to work with teams in my local hours?
Working with teams during your local hours is possible. However, there exists a 10% extra charge for Australian & Singapore time and a 20% extra charge for the US.
Is there a way that the developers can assist me with QA?
Our developers are equipped to help you with all the tasks. However, hiring a QA expert will make a better impact altogether. A dedicated QA will assure smooth results throughout.
Will the hired team give 100% of their time?
We follow 100% transparent practices here. Our talent will be happy to do a time entry in your preferred tool or our system and we will send you the time tracking every week. This will give you a complete idea of where the time is utilized and if there are any hours that are not utilized. Moreover, as per our process and practices - your dedicated team member will inform you personally if they have any time left on a real-time basis.
Can you tell me about the Standard operating procedure you follow?
Upon receiving a request from the client, we work to handpick the right fit for the project. Our internal team has tools and rating systems in place, built on the feedback about our resources by our 5000+ customers to help connect you to the best resource. Upon confirmation, our onboarding specialist will help you set-up and introduce you to your team.
What is the ramp-up period in case we want to add additional people?
It will take 2-4 weeks in case you need additional people to join your team.
What is the training process in regard to the Standard Operating Procedure & Service Level Agreement?
Our onboarding specialist will help you set up and align everything between the team and the client. They will take responsibility for the processes and the SOP documents and also train the team for it.
How does your training process work? Is there any English language training?
'Continuous Improvement' is one of our core values and we have a dedicated Learning & Training department to help our team upskill continuously. We provide training starting from language skills, technical skills and professional etiquette for distributed teams and more. The training goes up to a level where we train our team members for when to say 'No', and push back rather than over-committing. Although we do focus on language skills and understand their importance, our primary focus lies on imparting strong interpretation and logic skills which help the team make sound decisions about your projects.
How will they get more exposure and better learning?
Our focus lies heavily on our L&T operations. We have a designated L&T center that works towards the upliftment and betterment of our people. We stay on top of industry trends and collate guest lectures, online courses and certifications to be in sync with the current market. Our R&D & L&T department works together to keep us updated with all the latest skills demanded by the industry for which the members can enroll themselves. We take it as our responsibility to provide them with better learning and training through a more holistic approach.
How will the performance evaluation be conducted for the teams?
We have quarterly performance evaluations in place wherein we assess the technical and functional aspects of a team's performance. We highly value the client’s views and take monthly feedback from them too. Upon understanding the feedback from both ends, we train the teams in the areas where they are lacking.
How do you ensure team stability and retention?
Our organization boasts an 85% employee retention rate. We owe this to the culture of our organization. Our culture of all-inclusivity, employee contribution and equal opportunities for all is what sets us apart. We take pride in having built a happy workplace for all our employees. Our resources will also receive a bonus amount every quarter from the profits of projects they have worked on.
How does the client onboarding process work?
Upon selection & confirmation, our onboarding specialist will help you set-up and introduce you to your team. They will draft all the documents and train all the resources to be a part of your team.
Can we train the teams before the project starts?
Yes, you can train your team as required.
Will I receive any report for work done?
Yes, our Project Managers will provide you with hourly reports of the work done. If needed, we can also provide you with weekly and monthly reports.
Will you take responsibility if my team doesn’t work as expected?
Uplers will take complete ownership and responsibility at all times. We will ensure we find you a solution in case your team doesn’t work as expected.
Where will my team be deployed?
Your team will be deployed and working from our offices in India. Situated in Ahmedabad, India, our office boasts a modern infrastructure and facilities spread across an area of 40,000sq.ft.
Will the teams report monthly work progress and analytics?
The teams will share detailed reports monthly and even a weekly report if needed. They will also track results and share analytics with you on a continuous basis.
Are the resources certified?
Answer - Not all the resources would be certified, depending upon the expertise and the level of difficulty, certified resources fall under the experienced or expert category.
How is the confidentiality of shared information maintained after the project is over?
We have IP restricted access to our systems. We are ISO 27001 certified.
How can I ensure the safety of my Intellectual Property rights?
You stay the owner of your idea and product and that is a part of our standard agreement.
Who has the legal rights to the work created by the Uplers team?
The client has legal rights to all the work created by the teams.
Who will have the code?
The client will have the code.
What measures do you take for the maintenance & safety of IT security and firewall?
Uplers is ISO - 27001 certified. There are IP restrictions on all our devices with firewall protection.
What is the cost of your services?
Please refer to our pricing to know more about the cost of our services.
What modes of payment do you accept?
We currently accept bank transfers and PayPal.
Can you help me estimate the average hourly rate of the talents you provide?
The average hourly rate ranges from $15 - $35. Although cost is just a measure, we encourage clients to partner with us based on our quality and experience.
When will I be charged?
You will be billed at the beginning of each month.
What currency do you bill in?
Billing depends on your region. We currently bill our invoices in US Dollars, AU Dollars, and GBP.
Is there a deposit to pay?
Will there be any cancellation fees if I decide to stop working with you?
There is no cancellation fee whatsoever. Just let us know a month in advance so we can wrap things up.
Do you have any money-back policy?
We do provide a two-week trial for you to work with the team and observe if the arrangement is working for you. However, a money-back guarantee is not possible here.
Will I receive any benefit in case I make an advance payment?
Yes. You get a discount of 2.50% off in case you make a quarterly advance payment. 5% off in case you make half-yearly advance payment and 10% off if you make a yearly advance payment.
Will I get any concession in case I hire a large team?
Yes. In case you hire a team with more than 3 members, you are eligible for a 5% discount. You will get 10% off if you hire a team of more than 5 members and 15% off if you hire a team of more than 10.
What are Offshore Remote Teams?
Uplers Offshore Remote Teams allows businesses from around the world access to specialists in web development digital marketing and marketing automation that works exclusively for your business on the tasks that you need to be completed.
What is an Offshore Remote Team?
Your Offshore Remote Teams is your partner in achieving your business goals. Each team member is fully trained in their respective specialization. All you need to do is train them on your business practices.
Who needs Offshore Remote Teams?
Any startup, agency, or a leading brand that needs helping hands for scaling their business can hire an Offshore Remote Team.
What types of businesses can benefit from building an Offshore Remote Team?
Any startup, agency, or a leading brand that needs helping hands for scaling their business can hire an Offshore Remote Team.
How does it work?
We start by clearly understanding your business goals and your specific project needs and work accordingly to deliver a team that meets those. We will assign you a team that is capable and knowledgeable in the areas you need.
How is Uplers different from other talent marketplaces and offshore team providers?
At Uplers we believe in taking full ownership of the work we do. We take full responsibility for your business's work, as well as the team working on it, ensuring that you meet your deadlines and business goals.
What is the difference between the retainer and Offshore Remote Teams?
Differing from the traditional agency model, your team members don’t have other clients and are 100% dedicated to your business, becoming part of your in-house team.
What types of teams can you help me hire?
We can help you hire specialized teams. These include:-
- Digital Marketing teams for SEO, SEM, Programmatic, Email Marketing teams.
- Web Development teams for HTML, WordPress, Hubspot, QA, Front-End, Design teams.
- Design Teams for UI/UX, Web Design, and Graphic Design.
- Marketing Automation teams for SalesForce and Marketo.
We can help you hire cross-functional teams (i.e., multi-specialization teams
). This allows you to hire a mixed talent team according to your business requirements.
What do Skilled, Experienced and Expert mean?
A skilled resource will have hands-on experience of working on multiple campaigns from different niches and know all the campaign implementations on respective platforms. Skilled resources are good at execution and they might have limited exposure to technical strategy creation. An experienced resource will have considerable experience of working on multiple channels for different clients and will have in-depth knowledge of platforms that enables him to be informed in platform-specific account planning and technical strategizing along with the execution. Expert resources will have the capabilities to reverse engineer the numbers and strategies for campaigns with thorough business understanding in addition to the varied and rich experience on the technical side. He can definitely be a value of big-ticket size accounts. Data analysis and numbers will be his forte. He may take up ownership of holistic technical strategy and planning.
What Web Development, Design and Digital Marketing tools do you use?
What are the PMS tools you use?
We use PMS tools like Teamwork and ProofHub internally. However, we are always ready to accommodate the tool your team is more comfortable with. We also have experience working with Jira, BaseCamp, Trello, WorkFront, Wrike and many more. Hence, getting accustomed to your PMS is not a problem for us.
Who will be a part of my team?
The composition of your team is in your hands. We provide you with the flexibility to decide the mix of your team, the number of members you need and we can assist you in building the perfect team for your needs.
What projects can I hire the team for?
We can help you hire offshore teams for Digital Marketing, Email, Web & Landing Pages Development, Design and Marketing Automation.
Does Uplers have its own team? Or do you sub-contract or outsource resources?
Uplers has its own team of 650+ resources. We are one of the largest and most well-established agencies in the industry. All our team is in-house and on our payroll.
Who is going to manage my team?
The best part about hiring an offshore team with us is that it comes with shared ownership no matter what. This means that Uplers will always remain in the picture to help you with any challenges or issues that you might be facing. To answer the question, we provide options to hire a Project Manager /Team Leader to manage your team or if you're comfortable you can directly manage your team.
Will I have a project manager?
Having a project manager is completely your choice. In case you want to opt to have a project manager you can always hire a part-time or full-time Project Manager. You also have the choice to manage your team on your own.
Can I manage my own team?
Sure. You can manage your team. On top of it, we will always remain available to assist you with any challenges or issues that you may face and will always be responsible to resolve them.
How do I know who is a part of my team?
Upon confirmation & selection of teams, we will deploy your team and you can begin onboarding your team into your business.
Can I interview resources for my team?
Working with our Offshore Remote Teams gives you the benefit to directly communicate with an efficient project manager, who will look after understanding all your requirements and assist you at all times.
Will the teams work only for me?
That’s the benefit you receive when working with us. The teams you hire will work dedicatedly for you, without any distractions.
What are the benefits of building an Offshore Remote Team?
- Flexibility to increase/decrease size of teams
- Access to our pool of in-house vetted talent
- Can build a team in a matter of weeks, not months
- Reduced overheads
- Improved productivity
- Reliable and consistent partner
- Seamless integration with your in-house processes
How do you match me with the right resources for my project?
Our internal system connects you to the most appropriate resources after thoroughly assessing your project’s requirements. This is based on a combination of factors such as levels of expertise, skill sets, abilities and years of experience.
What will be my team’s location?
Your team's location will be remote in India. You can communicate, assign tasks and take follow-ups smoothly with the help of applications like Skype, Slack, and Hangout, or any communication you use.
Are there any costs associated with setting up a team?
You’d be pleased to hear that there are absolutely no costs associated with setting up a team. We don’t charge any upfront fee to set-up your team. You’ll only have to pay the monthly amount as per the final agreement.
How do you make sure the teams assigned to me will fit my needs?
We understand the criticality of our role to match your needs with the right talent. On the one hand, we invest enough time to understand your needs very clearly. On the other hand, all our team members go through a thorough training & vetting process in regards to their soft skills & technical skills. This, in turn, helps us to provide you with the right talent as per your needs. Our onboarding specialist also ensures that all your needs are taken care of. Apart from that, we take continuous feedback from clients to ensure that they are satisfied with the talent. However, if in any case, you are not happy with the performance of the talent you have selected, we'll be happy to replace them with other members of our team.
How long does it take to build a team?
Building a team from scratch takes 2-4 weeks. A team is built depending on the availability of the right resources. The team can be built in less than 2 weeks in case the resource you need is available to join immediately. However, it may take more than 2 weeks in case the right resource is engaged in some other commitment.
Is there a minimum contract duration for working with a team?
Yes, there is a minimum 3 months contract.
Can the team come to our project site?
Knowing your team and working closely with them is something we encourage whenever possible. We have in many instances sent the teams to visit their partners on-site. The visit can be arranged with proper notice and agreement beforehand. We are happy to send our resources to your company for a short visit during the first year for which we will take 50% of the expenses on ourselves. However, you will need to bear all the expenses, in case you need the talent to stay for a longer period. On completion of working for 2 years with the same team members, we will be happy to pay 100% of the expenses for the trip.
Can I hire a team of developers?
Yes, we can definitely provide you with a team of developers. Our development team is qualified to help you with Email Development, Front-end/HTML Development, WordPress/HubSpot Development, PHP Development, and more.
Can I hire a cross-functional digital marketing team?
Yes, you can hire a cross-functional digital marketing team that can include an SEO specialist, an SEM Specialist or an Email Expert. Assembling your team is completely in your hand.
Do you have an option for part-time hiring?
Yes. You can either hire a part-time resource for a minimum of 80 hours a month or a full-time resource.
Can I hire more than one Offshore Remote Team?
Yes, Offshore Remote Teams provides you with the flexibility to hire multiple teams and scale their size up and down to meet your business demand.
I’m only looking to build an offshore team of 1, can you help?
In some cases, we do provide a single team or teams up to 2. However, if it's a small team, we always suggest adding a project manager as a part of the team.
I need a large team. Can you help?
Yes, we can definitely help. We have many clients who have built a team of 20+ people with us. The larger your team gets, the more cost benefits you receive. It's also easy to manage a complete team with all the necessary skill sets.
My requirement/project is urgent. Can you help?
If your requirement is urgent, you can always opt for our Project Model for this specific need while we build an Offshore Remote Team for you.
Who exactly is Uplers?
From expertise-based services to becoming a one-stop-solution for all talent needs, Uplers has indeed come a long way. We make it easy for businesses to find the most talented developers, designers and marketers as per their needs faster and more efficiently. Over the last 9 years Uplers has worked with over 7000+ global clients including Amazon, National Geographic, Ogilvy, DHL and more.
What do Uplers do?
Uplers provides Offshore Remote Teams to brands and agencies for digital marketing, web development & marketing automation around the world.
Where is Uplers located?
Uplers has a global presence and spans across 3 continents. It has offices in San-Diego in the USA, Sydney in Australia, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and Ahmedabad & Pune in India.
When was Uplers established?
A well-established agency running successfully from the past 9 years, Uplers is the brainchild of a remarkable merger between 3 independent and successful marketing and technology companies, EmailMonks, WebbyMonks and Octos.
Who are your clients?
Uplers primarily supports digital agencies across the globe under strict NDA for their marketing & technical execution. However, we have been supporting few clients directly including Disney, Facebook, Weight Watchers, Amazon & Oracle with our marketing & technology expertise.
Why should I choose Uplers?
What you look for in an operational partner are reliability and expertise. That’s exactly what Uplers gives you. With over 9 years of experience, a team of over 650 people and 7000 global clients, we have helped various organizations achieve their goals, scale their operations and provide their business with an edge over the others in the market.
How is Uplers different?
What makes us unique is our army of in-house talent who when together can help you with any of your business needs. Uplers is the one-stop-shop for anything that you may ever require. From Digital Marketing to Development or Design, our in-house specialists are capable of providing all the solutions under one roof. We work with a sense of clarity & transparency. We know what we can do best and say no to everything else.
What is the biggest benefit of working with Offshore Remote Teams?
- Offshore Remote Teams is on average 50% more cost effective.
- Our model helps you to reduce the time invested in hiring, screening and interviewing candidates.
- Solve the problem of local talent shortages and expand the pool to global.