In a previous issue of Passmap, we devoted an article to the laboured growth trajectory of TRplus. As you certainly know by now, this is the sister company we launched in 2017 to promote our new group of software developers. In that article, we wrote about how the number of employed software developers had been stagnant for quite some time. TRplus’s motor seemed to sputter. “All things are difficult before they are easy” was a phrase often heard during team meetings back then, but never with even a hint of resignation.
Today, almost one year later, things look very different. Over the past 5 to 6 months, we have more than doubled the number of TRplus consultants. At the time of writing, we have 24 software developers employed, a number that might be outdated by the same time next week.
Of course, this growth spurt didn’t just happen by accident. It is the result of a thorough and critical analysis of our former approach, something that, in hindsight, was greatly facilitated by the lockdown. Dozens of problems concerning recruitment, positioning, external communication, branding and strategy were identified and resolved. This showed results as early as autumn 2020, when we noticed an enormous increase in job applications from highly-qualified candidates. Then it was up to us to put these results to good use.
Not only have we seen interest and transparency increase simultaneously in the market, contentment within the organisations where our TRplus consultants are working is also top-notch. One after another, they are succeeding in surpassing the initial expectations of the teams, resulting in heart-warming feedback.
These past few months have confirmed that Passwerk's successful model, which we have been using for software test engineers with autism for 13 years now, can guarantee the same success rate in the development sector. We are convinced that we can maintain this upwards curve, giving an extra boost to our ambition to guide as many people with autism as possible to their rightful place in the general professional job market.