“In ICT DIRECT, the testing process of the applicants was particularly impressive.”

Amar Bank Hiring the top talents internationally

Case Amar Bank – Top analyst for an Indonesian bank in Finland

At ICT DIRECT, we always approach headhunting in a consultative manner. We have expertise in the IT field, which allows us to attract highly qualified candidates and avoid potential hiring mistakes. Our experience is particularly helpful in finding and recruiting specialized and senior talent.

Amar Bank had the need to recruit a specialist, a top analyst for the Data Science team, but senior factors were hard to find.ICT DIRECT started the recruitment process and applications began to come in. A suitable expert was found, tested, interviewed and hired quickly.

“ICT DIRECT understands that their role is to find a suitable, technically skilled and tested candidate – and then pass the ball to us so that we can see if the candidate is a good fit for our team and our values.”

Toni Heiskanen, Lead Data Scientist, PT Bank Amar

Amar Bank’s Data Science team, which offers digital banking services, operates from Finland. Despite the shortage of talent, Finland has an abundance of top experts in analytics and risk management modelling, so there was no need to make changes to the well-functioning team. In the past, we assisted in recruiting skilled talent from India to join the Finnish team. This time, the team needed a top analyst to Finland and partnered with ICT DIRECT for assistance.

“The degree programs studied in Finland are interdisciplinary, practical and focused on working life, so there are an exceptional number of experienced top talents,” says Amar Bank’s Lead Data Scientist Toni Heiskanen.

Special talents require a special understanding

Senior talents with specialized skills are in high demand in the competitive ICT world. Finding such talents who are available for recruitment is a challenge that requires a recruitment partner with a deep understanding of the applied position and the candidates’ requirements. ICT DIRECT has defined its recruitment process over the years to meet the unique needs of IT recruitment. The company adopts a hybrid model for headhunting that leverages multiple channels, and modern tools such as candidate testing to ensure the best fit.

“Our biggest demand from a recruitment partner is to understand what we are looking for. The analytics area is very specific, and the recruiter needs to know what kind of talent would be suitable for the position in specific searches, as well as test their skills”, describes Heiskanen.

ICT DIRECT has successfully cooperated with Amar Bank in recruiting talent from Finland through headhunting, as well as from India through international recruitment. In fact, Heiskanen, who currently works at Amar Bank, was also originally recruited by ICT DIRECT.

“We are satisfied with the cooperation and also learning from the application processes. We learn to pay attention to certain things and avoid others. In our case, communication with ICT DIRECT has been exceptionally simple and fast. You will receive the answer the next day and the starting meeting the day after that. Schedules are followed and we trust that what is agreed will be kept,” sums up Heiskanen.

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