Buzzhire

Partnership with STX Next

ongoing since June 2021

Buzzhire takes a fresh approach to recruiting temporary staff in the hospitality and delivery sectors. Since 2015, their platform has been connecting employers with workers in a way that is fast, efficient, and effective. Clients looking for staff on a short-term basis are matched with suitable and available people in their area. The technology-driven solution offered by Buzzhire means that last-minute staff shortages can be filled in a very quick turnaround time.

INDUSTRY
Recruitment
COUNTRY
United Kingdom
Best Startup Award Winner
Buzzhire: UK Temporary Staff Recruitment Platform – Case Study-img
100,000+ registered BuzzWorkers
and 5,000+ clients in the UK
The Berry Recruitment Group
merged with Buzzhire in 2021

Project details

Buzzhire’s platform lets companies in the hospitality and delivery industries search for temporary staff who are immediately available. An extensive database of workers matches businesses with workers based on location, availability, and experience. Workers are notified of the vacancy and can register their interest in the position.

The app guides workers through the whole process of the shift. They are advised on the time they should leave their home, how to reach the job location, how to perform the shift, and when to log in and out. At the end of each shift, workers can rate the employer, and the employer can rate the worker. This rating system helps users make informed decisions in the future.

Buzzhire: UK Temporary Staff Recruitment Platform – Case Study
STX Next Delivered
End-to-End Solution
End-to-End Solution
Product Design
Product Design
DevOps
DevOps
Backend DevOps
Backend DevOps
Automated + Manual QA
Automated + Manual QA
Deployment
Deployment
Frontend Development
Frontend Development
Backend Development
Backend Development
Mobile Development
Mobile Development
Jakub Korociński
Product Owner, STX Next
The collaboration has been very close. The client is very involved in the product while still giving us space.

Challenge

The mobile app is key to the success of Buzzhire’s operation. Workers are notified of available shifts through the app with no need to see the webpage. Buzzhire wanted to raise the overall standard of their mobile app and add new functionalities to keep them ahead of the market.

At the beginning of the partnership, it was clear that changes would need to be made to the operational system to keep up with ongoing regulations. Technical debt had to be reduced and maintenance was essential to continue providing a well-performing application. One of the main goals in the roadmap was to expand a locally operating system to the whole UK.

Solution

A priority throughout this project was to reduce technological debt, replace the old mobile app, and introduce national coverage for the system. In order to achieve this, we updated the versions of Python, React, Node, and RDS PostgreSQL DB that were being used. To ensure high-quality code for the future, we introduced monitoring for which we used the applications Prometheus and Grafana.

Frontend improvements were made using TypeScript, ESlint, Prettier, Enzyme, and JEST. On the backend, by changing the existing uWSGi server to Gunicorn, we stopped memory leaking and the CPU utilization from being overwhelmed. Fabric3 mechanisms were also added to automate deployment on the development, staging, production environments.

As the collaboration continues, we’re starting to produce new features for commands.

Python
Python
JavaScript
JavaScript
React Native
React Native
Amazon S3
Amazon S3
Bitbucket
Bitbucket
Django
Django
Django REST Framework
Django REST Framework
Git
Git
Google Firebase
Google Firebase
TypeScript
TypeScript
PostgreSQL
PostgreSQL
Sentry
Sentry
PyTest
PyTest
Jira
Jira
Rest API
Rest API

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