Information Technology

Talentor is a seasoned partner in executive search for IT professionals. For over 18 years, we have assisted our clients in finding software developers, system architects, testers, project managers, development managers, program managers, cybersecurity experts, and executives through direct search methods.

Executive Search for IT Professionals

Talentor’s executive search is a recruitment process carried out with high-quality standards through direct contacts. We distinguish ourselves with a strong understanding of the IT industry and a unique approach that captures the interest of candidates in our clients’ roles. This is crucial because experienced IT professionals in Finland are still in high demand, receiving constant inquiries from various organizations.

Stages and Duration of Executive Search

Initiation and Brochure Creation
We thoroughly immerse ourselves in our client’s organization, strategy, and work culture. We identify the tasks, responsibilities, technologies, development methods, working environment, and expectations for the role to best answer candidate inquiries. Subsequently, we create a comprehensive brochure about the client company and the position to generate interest among potential candidates. Additionally, we develop a unique Talentor extranet site for candidates, providing consolidated information about the offered role, team, technologies, development opportunities, and access to materials such as videos introducing the client’s operations.

Candidate Mapping – 2 Weeks

We search for and present candidates meeting the criteria to the client typically within 2 weeks of initiating the assignment. The client can review the candidate list in advance and confirm individuals with whom we can be in contact confidentially. This step may be omitted for non-executive recruitments. We systematically and comprehensively map candidates using modern data sources, extensive registries, and traditional research methods. Each assignment undergoes a tailored executive search study, leveraging industry, company, role, and expertise analyses.

Candidate Presentation to the Client – 2 Weeks

We contact candidates meeting the criteria, interview them, and present the most suitable candidates to the client approximately 2 weeks after the client approves the candidate list. For executive-level recruitments, the application period is usually 3-4 weeks. We present candidates through written interview reports and often include video introductions. Talentor consultants conduct video interviews where predetermined questions are posed to the candidate, with the specific part recorded with the candidate’s consent. Talentor has successfully used this method in Finland since 2008.

Client Interviews

We organize schedules for interviews between the client and candidates and participate as needed to support the recruiting manager. With the prevalence of remote work, initial interviews are often conducted through video conferencing.

Executive Search Finland


Work Simulations
Upon the client’s request, Talentor can conduct customized technical work simulations for candidates. These simulations can also be recorded. In executive-level positions, work simulations are often tailored based on business needs.

References and Decision-making
Talentor assists the client in second-round interviews and verifies candidate references if needed. We can also support contract negotiations between the candidate and the client if desired.


Talentor’s Managing Partner, Mika Nevasuo, brings over 20 years of experience in recruiting IT professionals. Nevasuo has served as the leader of Talentor’s international technology practice and has also spearheaded the development of the company’s own technology projects.

Examples of Executive Search recruitments conducted by Mika Nevasuo for clients:

  • IT Development Manager
  • IT Development Director
  • VP, Corporate Security
  • IT Architect
  • IT Consultant
  • Fullstack Software Developer
  • Data Analyst
  • DevOps Engineer
  • System Architect
  • Cloud Architect
  • Project Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Database Specialist
  • Security Specialist
  • And many more.

IT recruitment market trends in 2023 – Finland

The demand for IT professionals, including software developers, cybersecurity experts, experienced testers, and architects, continues to grow in Finland in 2023. Traditional methods of recruiting through public advertisements have yielded poor results for several years. Companies are increasingly turning to direct search methods. The shortage of experienced professionals has also led to an increase in candidate salary expectations. Besides development opportunities, flexibility, technology, and team spirit, salary plays an increasingly significant role as candidates consider transitioning to a new employer.

IT industry trends in Finland

In Finland, there are approximately 60,000 people working in IT industry units, with an additional 13,700 in subsidiaries abroad. The combined revenue of companies in Finland was around 11 billion euros.

Over the past 20 years, information technology has revolutionized all processes related to business information flow. The IT industry has become one of the most significant sectors, evolving and diversifying daily. Many IT companies are optimistic about the future as the European economic situation gradually improves.

There is a significant shortage of IT workers both in Finland and internationally. Despite the current challenging IT recruitment landscape, we have been successful in helping our clients find top-notch IT professionals from expert to leadership levels. Our extensive industry expertise allows us to better understand our clients’ technological environments and the specific requirements of each assignment.

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Mika Nevasuo, suorahakukonsultti Talentor Finland Oy
Mika Nevasuo
Mika is the founder of the international Talentor network. He has over 20 years of experience from demanding executive search and recruitment of director and manager level candidates in Finland and internationally. Mika has M.Sc. of Economics and Business Administration degree and is certified for skills and competence based assessment from the Association of Psychologists in Finland.
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