“Right from the first contact, the service was fast and professional.”


Case Funidata – The IT talent shortage should not be an obstacle to development

Funidata Oy is an innovative Finnish software company that provides tailored solutions to universities. Funidata’s cutting-edge cloud-based platform serves as a seamless and efficient system that ensures the right information reaches the right people at the right time, thereby creating a powerful learning environment. Funidata’s solutions support the management of university-level teaching, making it easy to adapt to changing locations and meet the needs of students, teachers, and staff. As the company grows, it requires top-notch talent to continue its success. For this reason, Funidata relies on ICT DIRECT as its trusted partner in recruiting.

Growth requires talent

The talent shortage in the IT sector is a continuous topic in the news. Finding competent professionals is slowing growth and creating bottlenecks in many companies. Funidata has tried many recruitment and headhunting services to find talent in the IT sector, but not always successfully. That is when Funidata decided to look for other operators, and that’s how Sallanmaa also got to know ICT DIRECT.

“ICT DIRECT stood out with its clear website, and from the first contact, the service was fast and professional. Their modus operandi and cooperation process quickly became clear. We immediately saw that with ICT DIRECT we would get a new momentum in the recruitment process and talents with slightly different profiles than before”, says Sallanmaa, and emphasizes how in addition to competence, the desire to develop and develop is also important.

Smooth recruitment process – more time for other things

Even when outsourcing recruitment or headhunting, the process can be exhausting due to various factors in the industry and the rising costs associated with involving different subcontractors and freelancers. Recruitment partners may outsource critical steps such as evaluating technical skills, and middlemen always take their own fees, which ultimately affects the end price.

Sallanmaa has been satisfied with the fact that things have progressed smoothly with ICT DIRECT. He is also happy that has only had to deal with one supplier.

“The recruitment process was started quickly and the first candidates were soon interviewed. The cost structure for recruitment was clear and simple,” says Sallanmaa, who appreciates the opportunity to use his time more efficiently in outsourcing.

The key is the quality of competence and knowledge of people

The recruitment process must be fast and efficient, but can you get quality quickly?

At ICT DIRECT, we offer services that encompass every aspect of recruitment, from initial search to final evaluation. Our all-in-one approach means that you won’t need to involve any other parties, and you’ll have access to all the experience and expertise you need in one convenient location. Our recruiters boast an extensive background in the IT sector, ensuring that you can count on their unwavering efficiency and assurance.

The quality of the skills delivered determines the success of the entire process. Often also the achievement of the company’s goals, which can suffer from unsuccessful recruitment. Sallanmaa also emphasizes the importance of the right people in the team: “We especially need software designers who know how to plan, implement and test, but also other talents in the technical field, and it would also be good to understand something about today’s higher education world. Finding the right talent is critical for our own product development”.

You still don’t need to know everything at Funidata either, but attitude is what matters. The right type has the desire to learn, and the guts to do. To adapt to the work community, with a sense of humour and adapt to the agile working methods. A professional recruiter is a human connoisseur who not only identifies the most competent but also the most suitable.

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