Request

An international chemicals company with more than a hundred years of background in development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing, and protecting in the building sector and motor vehicle industry.

Sika has subsidiaries in 100 countries around the world and manufactures in over 300 factories.

We had been challenged to recruit candidated with rich experience and reasonable speaking English level for a brand not very well-known in the region.

The fields included: sales, management, finance, production, HR.

Solution

We’ve carefully studied the organizational chart, performed salary analysis and gathered insights that we then shared with the client.

One of the main challenges was the strict requirement of the client that for all the candidates that we submit to be able to have an interview in English. While in the building sector, experience in which was also part of client’s demand, there are very few opportunities to apply English skills, as investors are mostly Russian speaking. So we’ve tested English level of each candidate and had to refuse even very experience and relevant candidates.

Each CV included our detailed comments regarding previous experience, biography, unique competences and relevance regarding the desired position. Per the request of our client the gathered recommendations were described extensively and included in CV. We also translated CVs into English if needed as it was the requirement from the HQ to overlook the flow of final candidates.

Frequently when it was needed to negotiate the compensation package, we stepped in and ensured that both side will reach consensus.

We used various recruiting techniques:

  • Executive search among competitors;
  • Talent sourcing;
  • Promoting the opportunity and contacting candidates directly via social networks, by recommedations.
Results

By March 2020 года 25+ various positions had been filled: BC manager, Logistic manager, Office manager, TM Manager Concrete, TM Manager Industry, Finance Controller, Regional Controller, HR director, Customer service manager, B2B Sales manager, Chief Accountant, Production director, Technical consultant and so on.
We’ve ensured that the best talent is identified and employed by the company. Almost everyone has built a successful career within the company and is working to this day. And some even relocated to EU and became a part of Sika Europe.

Result in numbers
  • 1000+ candidates in the talent pool
  • 200+ CVs submitted
  • 100+ people met with the client
  • 25+ filled positions
Testimonials

We have been cooperating with KIAT since 2013. They possess a deep understanding of our business, rich knowledge of the local HR market and are customer and result oriented.

I have always been able to count on KIAT while making key hiring decisions. They provided me with the detailed personality profile of the candidate if I had any doubts. I could always rely on their honesty and neutrality, they were always aiming to find the best person for the role and not simply fill the position.

The quality of services, unlimited consultations and constant readiness to do extra became a guarantee of our longterm cooperation. 

Leonid Okhzorin
General Manager
Sika Belarus
 
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