Understanding why someone would choose to work at your organisation is a crucial part of being able to attract and retain top talent. We are here to help you out! That’s why today’s MeetFrank Data-driven Hiring segment focuses on what impacts employee motivation 💪.
Only 13% of surveyed tech employers said they are able to hire and keep the talent they need. To make your job offers more attractive to top talent, make sure to address the most common motivations. But what exactly inspires people?
The survey results of 163,386 global MeetFrank users show that the TOP 3 motivation factors are:
Solid salary offer,
interesting challenges and
the possibility of growth.
We get that your company’s starting salary may not knock all the other salary offerings out of the game. But you may be able to offer a better work-life balance, greater flexibility, a nurturing culture, and perks. Something that differs from others.
Understand the person you’re trying to attract.
To go into more detail with motivation factors, we decided to compare two specialities in four different countries (Finland, Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania). By picking only one option, we asked 163,386 software and marketing professionals “What motivates you to change jobs”. Here are their TOP 10 motivation factors:
Finnish results truly prove that employers need to evolve along with what candidates want. Don’t try to be all things to all people and attract “more candidates”. Instead, the key is to know what candidates expect from you – and it varies.
The more technical, software engineering field focuses strongly on salary, as that was their #1 pick. On the other hand, the more creative marketing profession levitates towards greater challenges and growth that make their inspiration flow.
Of course, salary is still important for both, as it lands in their TOP 3.
Estonia is #1 in Europe in the number of unicorns per capita. Every Estonian knows someone who knows someone with a stellar startup success story. That may be the reason why stable work life ended up at the end of the list and both professions gave the startup environment the highest rankings compared to other countries.
As working is selling your skills and time, salary will always be important in decision-making. However, no €€€ will help if the employee is bored and underwhelmed. Give them tasks that excite them, involving effort and personal development.
All the countries levitate towards growth opportunities and exciting challenges. In small countries like Baltics, growth opportunities usually mean moving away to another country, where notable company headquarters are located.
Startup equity describes ownership of a company, typically expressed as a percentage of shares of stock. It carries exciting opportunities and significant risks.
This is not suitable for all and that might be why all professions (in all countries) have put equity at the end of the lists.
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iGaming company Betsson Group invites all FinTech professionals to a meetup on the 30th of March in Tallinn. Open to all curious professionals in the digital space and especially with experience in payments technology. Join the network!
Betsson Group’s FinTech Meetup on the 30th of March
Approximately 700 of 2200+ Betsson Group employees are tech and product professionals. With a strong global presence and revenue exceeding €777 million in 2022, Betsson Group continues active recruiting across all departments.
Interested in taking your FinTech experience to the next level? Take a look at their openings in MeetFrank:
Betsson Group, operating Betsafe and SuperCasino brands in Estonia, offers casino, sportsbook and other games. From a single slot machine in 1963, Betsson Group is now one of the largest companies within the global iGaming industry.
Year 2023 marks the 60th anniversary of Betsson Group – reflecting stability and company’s strong background. And it shows in the results. Despite the challenging market conditions in 2022, Betsafe delivered 15% growth. The profitability makes way for new investments in new markets and constant development of the tech platform.
The company mixes its heritage with a forward-looking and tech-savvy mindset. As the iGaming industry is ever-evolving, Betsson Group recently moved to a brand new office at the heart of Tallinn. When their first office was opened back in 2002, there was only one single employee. Only one! This has grown into 120(and constantly 📈) people, working mostly in the commercial and tech teams. Nevermind the 2200+ colleagues from 72 nationalities Betsson Group has at other locations.
Betsafe is also a loyal supporter of the local sporting scene. Sponsoring different sports disciplines, federations, leagues, and individual athletes. Lithuanian basketball league, Paide Linnameeskond, Ott Tänak – to name a few. Also one of the most legendary sports commentators Kalev Kruus hosts Betsafe Podcast.
At the SiGMA Europe 2022 Betsson Group won the Responsible Gaming of the Year Award for the second consecutive year. This category recognises industry leaders of safer gaming.
It is in MeetFrank’s DNA to improve the hiring process for both sides – the company and the applicant. Now we have opened a live marketplace of people currently open for headhunting. The Talent Agent connects the top companies with best talent even more efficiently.
📱App view for Talents
Headhunting app MeetFrank matches UNIQUE talent like you with QUALITY recruiters. The RELEVANT offers approach you – not the other way around. How does it work?
In our standard service, the applicant profile is only disclosed when the talent replies to the company’s request. The default profile status is set to anonymous.
With the new Talent Agent you can find out who wants to hire you – without applying to jobs. Without sticking a notable post-it on your forehead “I WANT A NEW JOB”, Talent Agent spreads that message discreetly by making your profile available to relevant headhunters. Let the dream job find you – on your terms. Not the other way around.
How does it work?
✅ Set your profile “Visible” – answer a few quick questions and add your LinkedIn profile.
👀 We’ll show your profile to relevant recruiters.
⭐ Recruiters themselves will pitch you new job opportunities. Just pick the best offer!
Think of MeetFrank as your career assistant (without any fees) – figuratively knocking door to door and finding out who wants to hire you and how much they are willing to pay.
Although the service breaks new ground, MeetFrank always commits to the core value – we put you, the talent, always first. You, and only you, decide if your profile is visible for recruiters or if you wish to hide it from certain companies. If you decide to remain anonymous, your profile is disclosed to the recruiter only if you start a conversation with them.
💻 Web view for Recruiters
The time, when recruiters could lazily sit back and wait for the applicants to roll in, is over. Actions must be taken immediately, or else you will lose the top talent.
Nobody has time to write every profile on LinkedIn or talk to everyone at a nosy business cafeteria. No worries, we got you sorted!
As always, MeetFrank does the initial verification for you. We will ease the headhunting progress by gathering RELEVANT and QUALITY talent, who are actually open for talks.
OpenMeetFrank for Business and click the “🌏Source” section
Insert “Location” or any keyword, and start browsing 🔍
Find suitable candidates and make them a direct offer 🎯
Make the 🔝 steps part of your routine. New people – currently open for headhunting – are added daily.
With the new Talent Agent feature, companies have access to a high-level talent pool. People who are currently open for headhunting.
TOP3 reasons why MeetFrank’s talent-driven marketplace is the solution:
Life’s too short to spend it hating Mondays.
🤫 DISCRETION – the current employer remains unaware of your new career wishes.
⏱️ TIME SAVER – Nobody has the time to keep checking job ads. Sit back and relax, MeetFrank brings offers directly to you.
🤝 CUSTOM-MADE – No vacancy available? Your profile inspires them to open one (or some companies are just secretive).
⏩ FASTER AND CHEAPER HIRE – drop the traditional platforms and let MeetFrank ease the recruitment process.
🚀 ENGAGED TOP TALENT – get instant responses and attract people, who may not have applied for the role, but are open for talks.
⭐ WIDER SAMPLE OF CANDIDATES – MeetFrank offers them discretion (they don’t want to add the notable “I want a new job” tag on LinkedIn).
Rakettitiede is a Finnish software development company specialising in web and mobile services, IoT and embedded systems. Instead of blending in with other similar consulting businesses, the five founders agreed in 2011 to combine high-quality software development with a quirky culture of humour.
The Finnish word rakettitiede means rocket science in English – that’s why they call themselves the Rocket Scientists. Not only because it’s more fun, but because the Rakettitiede crew consists of only top skilled developers.
Let’s be honest, you wouldn’t want a rookie to steer 🚀 if the goal is to reach the Moon.
At the moment, almost 40 experienced Rocket Scientists have boarded the Rakettitiede shuttle, and they arepicking up some new ones full speed ahead. Rakettitiede only recruits top software developers who can carry out complex technical development, as well as consult different clients with different projects.
But why should you board this shuttle? To hear more about what working life looks like at Rakettitiede, we talked with consultantsSaska and Johnny about Rakettitiede salaries, “no bullshit” mentality and everything in between.👇👇👇
Rakettitiede proudly states to have the best and most transparent salaries in the industry. How is this wonderful promise implemented in real life?
Johnny: It was rather extraordinary at the beginning. Coming from Germany, the salary is a rather well-kept secret there. You just don’t talk about it.
At Rakettitiede our sales teamalways posts the latest rates negotiated with clients, which leads to small celebrations in our internal Slack channels. By getting the idea what each skill set is worth, it motivates to grow as a group.
On top of that, we’re also getting monthly reports via email. This outlines the whole business side of things – sales information, the deals continued and/or closed and what the financial situation of the company is.
Saska: In short, thehourly rates are public for everyone within the company. The salary is 50% of that. No need for complicated math.
It’s no secret that software developers are in high demand. What motivated you to board the Rakettitiede shuttle?
Saska: I checked the vacancy in the MeetFrank app. The salary range was public and it caught my eye. Also, cannot deny that I had also heard only good things about the competency in the company.
Johnny: After the initial point of contact with Rakettitiede and after my first job interview, I was astonished how nice things can be!
The job interview consisted of code review and small talk. Something I have never experienced before – everyone was super friendly, yet professional. I was quite confused, as interviews went a bit different “back in the days” (I hadn’t been on a job interview like a decade).
I didn’t focus on the financial side in the beginning, the truly relaxing atmosphere won me over. The friendly and open communication showed I was in the right place. Being with Rakettitiede for a year and a half now, I appreciate the extensive healthcare package, the general supportive attitude and the possibility to grow personally and professionally.
Brands are different, projects are different, people are different – what do you do when you feel like that current development project is not your-cup-of-tea?
Johnny: Let’s just start with the fact that I’m truly happy with my current assignment! It’s a perfect match with my skill set and my passion.
Part of Rakettitiede’s interview process is a small meet-and-greet with our awesome sales ladies Marietta and Iida. Their goal is to do everything (and believe me they do!) to find the right match for us, based on what the market has to offer.
Saska: Yeah, obviously depends on the contract but if you feel like you’re in the wrong place it’s in everyone’s interest to get you to the right one.
Johnny: We can openly say if mismatch occurs and after some notification period we can leave the project. And switch over to something more exciting and refreshing. Although it has never happened to me, it gives me a lot of peace of mind, knowing I’m not chained down somewhere!
Can you name the most memorable project or client during your time as a Rocket Scientist?
Saska: I’m on my first project – and it’s been pretty great! The reputation of Rakettitiede gives positive effect – we’re trusted with a lot of freedom.
Even when creating a platform (almost entirely by Raketti resources) that’s very core to the operation of the entire client. There is a lot of actual consulting – not just outsourced development.
Johnny: It’s been a blessing. Getting a chance to deep-dive into new technologies and to be a part of the R&D team at the client.
The client will stay nameless, due to NDA in place. But I’m currently building a platform that deals with forecasting air quality data. This means collaboration with meteorologists and scientists. I learn a lot along the way!
As I love working with spatial data on a bigger scale, this is the perfect playground to improve my originally “side-project” skills on a daily basis. Currently, a strong focus is on data-science (Python, Pandas, Postgis etc) and infrastructure (Kubernetes, Jenkins, Docker and Golang).
Looking at Rakettitiede’s channels, the tone of voice really reflects the company’s culture. The terms like “no bullshit” mentality and a fluffy sarcastic mind were used. Do you only hire people with quirky humour?
Johnny: What happens, if you put 40 nerds into a one room? It gets interesting.
Back in a normal universe, when we had our little #night-out’s, we talked about everything and nothing. It’s great to get everyone’s and someone’s opinion on things, and not always in a straight-forward way.
*Johnny was cut off by his own laugh*
Saska: The minimum requirement is to tolerate quirky humour (read: terrible jokes) because it’s very hard to operate without it while reading Slack.
Johnny: I must admit that I don’t get every joke. But this is how it goes, when having such a broad range of characters. No one gets judged and everybody’s helpful.
Who are you looking for to join the team?
Johnny: Personally I enjoy colleagues I can learn from. We never stop improving. Our profession just doesn’t allow us to stop, and it becomes a useful habit. Changing ideas and discussing other projects consultants are working on, gives a family feeling.
If you’re interested in working at Rakettitiede, then just contact us! Our sales team can match your skill set with our vacant projects.
Saska: Also, don’t get too hung up on the embedded / mobile / web header pigeonhole – we have loads of different projects and could also find the right fit outside those competencies. So if you’re good at doing the computer stuff you might just want to give it a shot, even if you’ve never made a custom Linux distro for a pair of ski pants or whatever.
Job ads aren’t always enough and sometimes more information is needed before hitting that ‘Apply’ button. If our readers would like to hear more about how working life looks like at Rakettitiede, what should they do?
Ping our Recruitment Commander Kristo on social media. Send a smoke signal, bottle mail, email (email@example.com), text message or call +358 50 551 3552.
Connecting with us viacareer siteis also an option. Don’t hold yourself back, let’s start a conversation!
Want to know more? Take a look at these recruitment experiences at Rakettitiede: