“I can definitely recommend ICT DIRECT for recruiting IT experts.”


Case Scania – Recruiting an experienced IT talent made easy and fast

Headhunting is not only for recruiting management but also for hiring talented individuals. Given that IT professionals are in high demand in Finland, finding a senior candidate with sufficient experience in the free market can be a challenging and time-consuming process. That’s where headhunting can offer an effective solution, which can also help improve the employer’s brand image.

Scania needed to recruit an experienced IT professional who could work independently and understand multi-level information. Scania’s resources for recruitment were limited, so a partner was wanted to assist in the process.Scania started cooperation with ICT DIRECT. After a precise definition of the need, the search started and the process was quick and successful. A qualified IT system specialist was found and hired for Scania.

“I could definitely recommend ICT DIRECT for recruiting IT talents. The recruitment process was smooth, and the recruiters of ICT DIRECT quick and competent. We had a feeling that they were on top of the situation and knew what they were doing.”

Paavo Saari, HR specialist, Scania

Difficult to reach and find experienced specialists

Scania, a leading provider of transport solutions including heavy trucks, buses, coaches, and product-specific services, employs over 54,000 people across 100+ countries. In Finland alone, the company has over 590 employees, leading to various recruitment annually.

“This time due to scheduling reasons, we ended up moving forward with a recruitment partner. Having previous experience with ICT DIRECT and their extensive network, it was a natural choice to partner with them in the pursuit of finding the best talent,” says Scania’s HR expert Paavo Saari.

This time, the search for an IT system professional was more demanding due to the multi-level role they would be expected to perform, requiring the ability to work independently. Additionally, the corporation has many complex systems with high requirements, which adds to the challenge of finding the right candidate.

“This recruitment had more challenging specs as we were clearly looking for already experienced talents. They often already have a job, and finding them is not easy. Particularly, those IT professionals who specialize in a certain subject. Searching for the right talent is difficult,” Saari describes.

“I can recommend ICT DIRECT as a partner. Their recruiters knew how to ask the right questions from the beginning thanks to good specifications. The process went well and the end result was as expected. To sum it up, the recruitment process was smooth, and the work was quick and competent. We had a feeling that ICT DIRECT really knows what they are doing.”

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