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Cybersecurity:TRICKY recruitment. Why important to work with professionals only


by Wiktoria Stretskite

TRICKY Recruitment: Understanding the Intricacies

In the ever-evolving world of recruitment, there is a category that often poses as a conundrum even to seasoned HR professionals: TRICKY recruitment. But what exactly makes a recruitment scenario "tricky"? Let's delve into the specifics.

What is TRICKY Recruitment?
TRICKY recruitment refers to the hiring scenarios where standard recruitment procedures don't necessarily apply due to a combination of factors, like the uniqueness of the role, scarcity of talent, or the confidential nature of the position. These are positions that require a more nuanced, specialized, and often discreet approach.

Why is it Called “TRICKY”?
The term "tricky" is employed not because of any deceitful connotation, but rather to emphasize the complexities and challenges involved in the process. Such recruitments require the HR team to think outside the box, use non-traditional methods, and often tread carefully due to the sensitivities involved.

Factors that contribute to a TRICKY Recruitment Scenario:

  • Niche Skill Sets: Roles that demand a rare combination of skills or cutting-edge expertise.
  • Confidential Replacements: When companies are looking to replace high-level executives without the current occupant or the broader team being aware.
  • Cultural Specificities: Roles where the fit goes beyond skills, deeply integrating into specific cultural or organizational nuances.
  • High-Level Stakes: Positions that might directly influence the company's direction, strategy, or public perception.

Approaches to TRICKY Recruitment:

  • Stealth Advertising: Keeping the company’s name confidential when advertising the role.
  • Tailored Networking: Leveraging industry-specific networks or insider connections.
  • Specialized Agencies: Employing recruitment firms that specialize in tricky, high-stakes, or confidential hiring.
  • Deep Dive Interviews: Multi-layered interview processes that assess beyond the typical skills and qualifications.
  • Thorough Vetting: Comprehensive background checks, more rigorous than standard roles due to the sensitivities involved.

The operating model of the IT recruitment company Znojdziem

  • Analyzing the client's needs:

Before we begin the search, we start by immersing ourselves in your business. Our experts interview key individuals in your company to understand not only the technical requirements of the candidate, but also the corporate culture, long-term goals, and key challenges.

  • Candidate Profile Development:

Based on the information obtained, we create a detailed profile of the candidate you are looking for. This is not just a list of requirements, but an in-depth understanding of what kind of specialist will be ideal for specific tasks.

  • Candidate search and selection:

Using state-of-the-art tools and methodologies, our recruiters begin an active search. Through our global network of contacts and partnerships, we have access to talent that may not be available to the general public.

  • Qualifications Verification:

Each potential candidate goes through a series of rigorous technical interviews. Our experts verify their skills, and experience and fit with the profile that was developed at the outset.

  • Cultural Alignment:

We understand that the successful integration of a candidate into the team depends not only on their technical skills but also on their ability to fit into the corporate culture. Therefore, we pay special attention to this stage to ensure maximum alignment between the candidate and the company.

  • Relocation preparation (if required):

If the candidate is outside your country or city, our team takes care of the entire relocation process. This includes visa support, assistance in finding accommodation, and integration into a new socio-cultural space.

  • Post-process analysis:

After successfully hiring a candidate, we continue to liaise and receive feedback from clients. This allows us to continually improve our recruiting methods and approaches.

Our operating model is focused on providing a high-quality service to our clients and building long-term and mutually beneficial relationships with them. With a deep understanding of the cyber security market and unique selection methods, Znojdziem stands at the forefront of recruitment services in this field.

Cybersecurity leader countries and their markets

  • USA
    This country has long been home to many leading cybersecurity companies. With cyberattacks on the rise, the US is investing heavily in developing and improving security tools, which creates a high demand for skilled professionals. Many of our contacts here include both entry-level professionals and seasoned experts, making the US market one of the most attractive to hire.
  • Israel
    With its top-notch education and emphasis on cybersecurity, Israel has built a reputation as one of the leading nations in this field. This is also due to the geopolitical characteristics of the region, forcing the country to constantly improve its defense methods. We have an extensive base of contacts in Israel, including specialists working in cutting-edge start-ups and research centers.
  1. UK and Germany
    The European market is also keeping pace in cybersecurity. With strong R&D centers and a strategic view on digital security, these countries offer a wide range of experienced professionals. Our network in these countries includes many highly qualified candidates ready for new challenges.

These countries are actively developing a culture of cybersecurity not only at the corporate level but also at the government level. This focus on security generates a high demand for professionals and provides high-quality training and practice for professionals, making the markets in these countries ideal for hire. Our company is actively engaged with these markets, providing our clients with the best candidates available.

TRICKY Recruitment: our approach

Recruiting in cyber security is no easy task. Not all candidates who claim to be experts in the field really are. Our experience and in-depth knowledge of the field allow us to identify true professionals, avoiding the pitfalls and pitfalls of the recruitment process.