The Swedish game tech industry is a thriving and innovative sector that has gained international recognition and is renowned for its high-quality graphics, immersive storytelling, and unique gameplay mechanics.
We work with an executive search methodology, which we have fine-tuned by implementing social recruitment, inbound marketing, and a cycle of continuous improvement.
We understand that every company is different and has different needs and therefore we tailor our services to address your exact pain points.
Inhouse Recruitment is the best cost-efficient solution when you are looking to hire 3 or more talents urgently.
We help get right person for your difficult-to-fill roles by using our extensive sourcing tools and methods.
Employer branding is vital for tech companies. We help elevate your brand among the top talents on the market.
Save up time and resources to focus on your core business. Headhunting and the whole recruitment process take up a lot of time; by allowing us to focus on what we do best, you allow yourself to focus on what you do best.
Get relevant insights from the job market concerning your position as an employer. We provide you with comments from potential candidates about their interest in you, and what could make you a more interesting employer.
Your job ad and company profile gets visibility through our social media channels. Our network consists of tens of thousands of IT professionals – virtually every developer in Helsinki and Stockholm areas are in our network in some way.
One of our recent collaborations was with a small but financially strong gaming company based in Stockholm. The company’s main product is a turn-based strategy game, and the game has millions of players across the world. So far, the game has more than 18 million downloads and is being played in 138 countries. The game is available on many platforms including iOS, Android, Windows, Mac OSx, Linux, Nintendo Switch™, and in all Tesla cars.
The company needed to hire a new Lead Game Programmer. They published a detailed job description on their website and other platforms. After having interviews with some applicants, the team realised that they need someone with many years of experience and someone who is confident in their technical skills. In addition, they wanted to hire a Swedish speaker since the rest of the team communicates in Swedish on a daily basis.
To find the company’s next Lead Game Programmer, Agile Search kicked off an executive search process. First, we had a start-up meeting with the hiring manager to understand the company’s dynamics and culture, and the responsibilities of the new hire. Next, we formed a team of 4 recruiters. Each of us focused on different platforms to find the right candidates. Some of the platforms included GitHub, Stack Overflow, Twitter, Linkedin, and Slack. We approached the candidates with highly personalised reach-out messages and had the first round of interviews to understand their motivations and goals. Lastly, we shared the candidates with the hiring manager.
Agile Search delivered an amazing candidate with over 10 years of experience and a fluent Swedish speaker! The company was very happy with the end result and expressed that they would like to work with us in the future again!
Our recent collaboration is with a game development studio that focuses on creating interactive experiences for children. Their innovative and engaging digital products spark creativity, imagination, and playfulness, providing young users with a unique and entertaining learning platform.
The game studio and its two sister studios experienced significant difficulties in filling numerous hard-to-find roles within their organizations. The market for skilled candidates was highly competitive, with many companies vying for the same talent pool. Additionally, the studios had a wide range of positions to fill, adding to the complexity of the recruitment process. To address these challenges, the company decided to employ Agile Search recruiters in-house.
To overcome these challenges, the company employed two Tech Recruiters who divided the workload and focused on identifying and attracting highly qualified candidates. The recruiters worked from the client’s office, enabling them to better understand the teams, products, and company culture. This proximity allowed them to establish strong working relationships with the recruiters and stakeholder managers, which proved invaluable during the recruitment process.
The talent acquisition specialists utilized a combination of sourcing strategies to identify potential candidates. They leveraged popular platforms such as LinkedIn, GitHub, and Stack Overflow, as well as specialized tools like Amazing Hiring and Semble. By casting a wide net across various channels, they maximized their chances of finding suitable candidates.
In addition to sourcing, the recruiters also emphasized employer branding to make the company more attractive to potential candidates. They actively showcased the company’s unique culture, mission, and projects on social media platforms, highlighting the exciting opportunities available within the organization. This approach helped generate interest and enthusiasm among talented professionals who were seeking new opportunities.
Once potential candidates were identified, the recruiters sent personalized messages to establish initial contact. These messages highlighted the candidates’ relevant skills and experiences, demonstrating that they had been carefully reviewed. The recruiters engaged in thorough interviews to assess the candidates’ technical abilities, cultural fit, and overall suitability for the roles.
If a candidate successfully passed the interview stage, the recruiters presented them to the hiring team, providing detailed insights and observations from the interviews. This collaborative approach ensured that hiring decisions were well-informed and aligned with the company’s requirements.
The implementation of Agile Search tech recruiters yielded remarkable results for the game studio and its sister studios. By employing recruiters who worked in-house and had an in-depth understanding of the teams and products, the company attracted high-profile candidates who possessed the desired skill sets and fit well with the company culture.
The company successfully hired high-profile individuals who brought valuable expertise to the organization. These new hires played a crucial role in advancing the studios’ projects and contributed to the continued growth and success of the company.
We work hand in hand with your company to help you succeed with your IT/Tech Recruitment. We are able to move the processes forward in the best way and act as first-line support for all your hiring needs.
We are all challenged to keep pace with today’s fast-moving IT landscape. If you need to increase the workforce in your IT team, we will provide you with some of the best IT experts who are ready to tackle your projects with a custom solution.