IT specialist recruitment and headhunting


You can improve the success rate of your recruitment by using our services. The service is now very commonly used in situations where the traditional search through advertising does not yield results, the recruitment needs to be kept confidential or it is intended to strengthen the company’s employer image. Nico implements direct searches either as a silent search or by combining public job advertisements with the search. Personal contacting and persuasion is especially needed to obtain enough suitable candidates for the open position. Public announcements support the application process in terms of visibility, communication, and application processing. The absolute strength of Nico’s recruitment consultants is the deep knowledge of the IT industry and the roles and competencies, as well as their extensive network of contacts within the sector. Our professional, local recruitment consultants in Helsinki, Tampere, Turku, Oulu and Tallinn are our biggest asset.


  1. Getting acquainted with the client’s needs and preparing a job description
  2. Finding a pool of suitable candidates
  3. Contacting the potential candidates
  4. Interviews and selection of finalists
  5. Possible suitability assessment or professional testing
  6. Making the choice

Typically, the recruitment process as a whole takes about two months. The implementation of the direct application process is agreed upon on a case-by-case basis between the client’s recruiting supervisor and Nico’s recruitment consultant in order to create an appropriate and effective direct search process. Things to be agreed upon include scheduling, customer participation in the various stages of the search, reporting, and other cooperation during the direct search service and the related warranty period.

We give a fixed price for the direct search service. We will invoice the start-up fee at the beginning of the service and the rest after successfully signing the employment contract. A suitability assessment can be done as an additional service upon agreement.



During assignments, we maintain a good employer image of the customer. We agree with the client on the style of communication during the search for candidates. Our recruitment consultant acts as a liaison for the candidates and informs them about the progress of the recruitment process. We also agree on communication with applicants who are not selected for the position.

After the interviews, personal contact is established between the client and the applicants. At this stage, it is natural for the customer to take partial responsibility for communicating with the final candidates.


When a person starts a new job, monitoring the success of the recruitment begins, which ensures commitment and success at work for the employer and the person himself. We conduct a customer satisfaction survey with the customer in accordance with our quality system after each recruitment.


In case the recruited person turns out not meeting the requirements of the position during the warranty period of the direct search service, we will search for a new employee for no additional charge. The recruitment warranty includes one additional search.



We recruited a BI (Business Intelligence) specialist for our client in the insurance sector. The specialist was tasked with strengthening the client's reporting team. The role included development and maintenance of data warehouses and reporting. The technologies and software used included Power BI, MS SQL, SAP BO, and Informatica. We managed to find several potential candidates with different profiles for the client, who had the positive challenge of finding the best individual to complement their team.


Staffing services

We staffed a project manager to an industrial company for a project lasting approximately six months. Our experienced project manager worked with logistical integration, from testing to pilots to production, and represented the company in dealings with partners and suppliers. Our project manager works on multiple small projects simultaneously, leading to highly varied working days. There is also an international aspect to the role.

Project manager

Try & hire

We found a Cloud Specialist for our client in the IT sector using the try & hire model. The chosen specialist worked for the client as temporary staff through Nico for 12 months. The specialist's goal was to automate functions relating to deployment, operation, monitoring, scalability and continuity management. During this time the specialist also undertook training and achieved certifications following the cloud provider's (Azure) learning paths. After a year the client was still happy with their choice and hired this employee on a permanent basis.

Cloud Specialist


Tarmo Antila

Director, Personnel Services
+358 (0)500 447 024

Hannu Kyllönen

Recruitment Consultant / Manager, Oulu
+358 (0)400 757 829

Heidi Hänninen

Recruitment Consultant / Manager, Helsinki
+358 (0)50 346 0081

Siim Palumets

Business Manager / IT recruiter, Estonia
+372 55 679 455

Mervi Martikainen

Recruiting specialist
+358 (0)400 580208

Mona Kukkonen

Recruitment Consultant / Manager, Helsinki
+358 (0)50 306 3704


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