Who knew what started as an outbreak of a lesser-known virus would make its impact so prominent in our lives and unite the citizens of the world in their suffering?
COVID-19 was classified as a Pandemic in 2020 and it has impacted lives as well as the livelihood of millions.
The year 2020 was declared “The Worst Year Ever” by TIME Magazine not just because it broke families apart, took the lives of millions, and practically swept across the globe, shut down businesses, schools, universities, social unrest, and whatnot. It brought misery in a sense that wasn’t experienced by the modern-day world or even a wee bit of preparedness with people losing jobs and depression spiking.
For more than 18 months, people were locked down in their houses, masks became a new life reality post-COVID and the time came to a standstill. But as they say, every black cloud has a silver lining and we at Bug Hunters have definitely not just survived but rather thrived in this pandemic in terms of business, growth, and attaining our goals.
We at Bug Hunters too were hit by the pandemic and initially, it took us some time to fathom what happened and to grasp the harsh reality but after the initial shock, we took some time to reflect as to how we wanted to perceive it and how strongly we want to emerge out of it.
Branching out Offshore
We are very pleased to announce that we have expanded as an organization by opening a new branch in Vancouver, Canada is led currently by one of our team leads.
The idea here is to have a wider footprint across the globe and be more inclusive in terms of market presence and utilizing our expertise across different domains.
We are actively working on further expansion worldwide and building a strong presence offshore and having a tight team of wonderful people from across the globe.
We have not only retained our existing clients in these difficult times but had a growth rate of more than 30% during the pandemic. We have joined hands with clients in various sectors like – Software as a Service (SaaS), and Business-to-Business Service (B2B). Also, we have significantly increased our presence in the eCommerce and Healthcare industries and are trying to wrap around as many sectors as we can in terms of market presence.
Onboarding new Resources
We take immense pride in saying that not only we did not have any layoffs during the pandemic, rather we opened up so many new career opportunities and positions within the organization and have actively recruited fresher as well as experienced professionals with a whopping 50% increase in hiring rate.
Awards & Rewards
We have been mindful of all the hard work that is put in by our employees and we make it a point to recognize their efforts by including awards as well as rewards like – ‘Pat on The Back ‘, ‘Rising Star’, ‘Excellence Award’ to keep the team spirit high and make them feel encouraged and appreciated.
Appreciation for Us
A proud moment for the BH Family was when we were appreciated by Good Firms for Delivering Innovating Testing Services. What they say is – “The testing team at Bug Hunters delivers value to clients through testing services using the latest technologies and tools. The skilled team holds high expertise in leveraging their knowledge, facing challenges, and then working with their best efforts to build the best testing solutions. The firms’ QA testers understand clients’ business needs and work with robust technologies and frameworks to fulfill their testing needs. ”
With our consistent efforts to excel in the field of testing, we became “A Leading Name in Software Testing Services” recognized by Business Connect Magazine. What they say about us – “Bug Hunters has tremendously established itself as a one-stop solution in the software testing realm in India with its exceptional services and dedicated team members. But it is not ready to stop its extraordinary growth here, as being aware of its clientele’s touch base, the company is planning to expand its branches across Canada and London. It is relentlessly working on the idea of expanding the horizons and increasing the growth trajectory shortly.”
Not just this, we were fortunate to mark our name in the 10 Most Admired Testing Companies To Watch list and featuring our brand on the cover page of the Inner Review business magazine. They also had something good to say about us “They employ highly passionate, young, and eager-to-learn as part of their recruiting process. Provide industry-standard training to enhance their skill sets. Ultimately this benefits the firm to come up with the creative method, diverse perspective, and inventive solution to different challenges.”
What’s in store for 2022?
Having shown growth in the worst-hit times has not only filled us with gratitude but also has our spirits soaring high and feel confident. We are energized and look forward to delivering a power-packed year with outstanding performances. Hence, we have set for ourselves a new set of goals that we want to accomplish in this financial year.
- We would be increasing budgets for Marketing, HR, and Accounting.
- We want to continue hiring and onboarding new resources, extend our Bug Hunters family and have a stronger and more visionary Research & Development Team.
- The plans for further expansion are still in the pipeline with us aiming to not only branch out further to Pan India but also mark our territory in newer avenues across the globe and stabilize our offshore branches.
- Continue witnessing more startups turn into brands with our support.
Life at Bug Hunters
Other than the goals that we have set for ourselves in terms of growth and expansion, we also want to focus more on maintaining a healthy and hybrid atmosphere for employees to work in.
We are all about promoting work-life balance and prioritizing mental health and peace. We want to ensure that all the members of the Bug Hunters family feel included and heard and taken care of.
"TOGETHER WE STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE"