Tech Staffing Crisis in Scandinavian: How Can TecBridge Help?

AUTHOR: Santosh Basarkar

DESIGNATION: Head TecBridge

Scandinavia is a developed region of Europe because of its talented citizens. It is in this region, where startups flock consistently and people thrive for innovation. However, when it comes to technological talent, the country faces certain problems. The ongoing shortage of tech talent in Scandinavia is fueling employers to look beyond borders and find the skilled manpower as per their needs.

Most of the countries in the Scandinavian region are experiencing problems when it comes to searching for IT staff. The problem is, lack of skilled staff, while it is growing consistently. For instance, if we talk about Finland, a study by the Finnish Information Processing Association stated an urgent requirement of about 7,000 software programmers recently. While in the case of Denmark, the country might face a shortage of about 20,000 IT specialists in the coming decade. These problems are likely to grow with time.

For many reasons, whether it is because of the brain drain of the talent or aging populations, the recruitment crisis is likely to take place in different countries of the Scandinavian region. As a staffing solution expert, TecBridge aims to resolve the skills shortage issue prevailing in today’s technological sector.

Skills That Employers Should Look for

While working with the IT industry for long, each of the candidates selected by us has experienced an opportunity of working with various technical verticals. This helps them to cater to the demand of today’s clients. Also, it brings a well-rounded understanding of technology or niche. With such insights and capabilities, IT staffing consultants can match candidates for different companies, thereby achieving the highest possible success rate in the form of the right person for the right job.

What Tech Skills Are in Demand?

The Cedefop Report highlights ICT architects, ICT testers, test analysts, software and systems engineers, and developers as some of the most wanted professionals. There is also a dearth of both graduate and experienced candidates. This is reflected in the current research figures and in the anecdotal evidence. 

The government and wider tech industry need to work together to overcome the challenges the IT sector is facing – ensuring that digital innovation continues to flourish. For the candidates with sought-after skill sets, this represents an opportunity to take their career in a better direction.

How Can We Help Tackle the Talent Gap?

We believe in building the talent gap and invest in tomorrow’s talent. We know that mere formal knowledge is not effective to boost the talent pool. Thus, we apply different schemes, which allow people working with us to undergo certain training sessions that can boost their existing skill sets. Besides, we help employees to improve their soft skills and gain certifications prevailing in the industry to close the talent gap further.

If you are looking to hire IT professionals, get in touch with TecBridge. Our experts will guide you to hire the right candidates for your project. Drop us an email on info@tec-bridge.com or visit us at www.tec-bridge.com.

Staffing in Europe: Cultural Differences Affecting the Hiring Process

AUTHOR: Santosh Basarkar

DESIGNATION: Head TecBridge

Cultural differences play an important role while hiring candidates from different regions. Therefore, it is essential to understand and consider those differences for optimal onboarding experience of candidates belonging to different countries. Understanding these differences makes the staffing process more powerful and boosts the success rate of hiring candidates.

Understanding Different Work Cultures

Let’s talk about Europe. Out of 51 countries in the continent, each country follows a different culture. 28 countries out of these belong to the European Union where people also work in out of office premises. Now, hiring the right candidate for the right job is not an easy process in a culturally diversified continent like this as each country has its own job board with different expectations from the candidate. If you use the same approach for all candidates in all countries, it is difficult to achieve maximum results.

Belgians expect to meet the manager level of a person from a company during their interview. While the Dutch believe in keeping in touch with the person that had interviewed them first throughout the entire interview process.

The cultural differences between candidates also influence what information they give during the job interview. In Scandinavia, applicants even put the name of their pet or children on their CV, where candidates in Germany are much more formal and send a whole bundle of information,” says Jolie den Boer, APV recruitment Continental Europe & Africa at Cognizant.

Cultural Norms Influence Power Distance

Due to different culture and history, candidates in Europe carry different values and beliefs. So, when we analyse the belief for power distance in different zones of European countries, people in the southern and eastern region follow a high level of power distance among the employees in the company. This means organisations operating in this region will have a minute level of the hierarchy. Employees in this region have to rely on the decision of the boss before moving ahead with any assignment.

In the Netherlands and Sweden, there is a lower power distance. Everyone in the organisation is approachable and there is an informal atmosphere on the floor.

According to the international study by The Global Talent Acquisition Monitor, in countries with high power distance, such as Slovenia or the Czech Republic or Slovakia, over 63% of people will carry out any assignment without asking any questions. Whereas, in Northern and Western European countries they emphasize on flat hierarchy in the workplace and therefore employees ask questions without any hesitation.

Wrapping Up/Concluding…

From the above insights, we can conclude that there are two ways to hire the right candidate for the right job.
● Be versatile and well-acquainted with different cultures of European countries
● Partner with staffing solution provider and hire candidates based on temporary, permanent or software factory setup staffing.

Want to hire the right candidates that fit best to your job description? We Are Here for You!

At TecBridge, we suggest you with professionals who have experience of working exclusively with European clients. It helps them to cope with the work culture of all European countries and understand different aspects of business dealings with ease. Collaborate with us and get the right workforce for your next project! For more information, visit www.tec-bridge.com.