If you're looking to hire Rails developers, we'd love to help.
We started as Rails programmers ourselves (and still develop web and mobile apps). This background and network help us identify quality developers within the Rails community.
Ruby on Rails is our one and ONLY specialty - it's all we know, love, and do.
In fact, we built a custom Rails app to keep track of the 10,000+ members of the Rails community we've interacted and collaborated with over the years.
Here are some things that we do differently:
No blind resumes/developers. This just makes sense. We do business with people we trust. It's never efficient to hide the identity of developers, especially when that identity can add context and connections that help in a developer evaluation.
We can be as involved or uninvolved as you want. Some of our clients want us to handle all developer interaction outside of the interview, including technical evaluation, salary negotiation, and offer execution. Others prefer that we disappear once an introduction has been made. Either, or anything in between, has worked and is fine.
No hidden opportunities for developers. We are entirely open with our developers about the opportunities we represent. How else to gauge their level of aptitude and interest in an opportunity?
We're well worth the cost. Our service has considerably more overhead than traditional recruiting, so we'll likely be on the high end of contingency fees you'll see (we believe this is worth it for the right developer). However, we have a variety of payment options that rarely makes cost a determining factor in our engagements.