Brexit Reaction: Head Hunting IT launches new IT recruiting campaign to relocate UK-based Tech Talents

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Now that Brexit is going ahead, the IT recruitment and staffing company has developed a strategic campaign highlighting the main arguments to persuade tech talents to relocate to Bucharest or Transylvania, the two main Romanian IT hubs

Head Hunting IT campaign: ‘Remain, Leave or...Relocate’

Head Hunting IT launches new IT recruiting campaign: ‘Remain, Leave or...Relocate’

Our company is targeting IT specialists living and working in the UK and who might start feeling uncomfortable in this type of political climate, even though they’re not at risk of losing their jobs.

Head Hunting IT, an IT recruitment and staffing company, assisted by Nestlers Group Global, an immigration and relocation service provider, recently launched its new IT campaign named ‘Remain, Leave or...Relocate’. Brexit is the main reason why the company decided to reach out to the UK’s tech talents and offer them great job opportunities in a country that remains in the EU – Romania. At present, the Romanian IT workforce need is estimated to be at 15,000, while the number of IT graduates is only 7,000 per annum. According to the European Commission, there is currently a deficit of 500,000 IT specialists in the EU. A recent survey shows that 87% of British technology companies, including Microsoft UK, were against leaving the EU, and 70% of these companies were concerned that a positive vote would harm London’s authority as a technology hub.

The company has also created an infographic presenting an overview of what Romania has to offer in terms of new career opportunities, IT events, cost of living and entertainment.

The four main advantages offered to foreign IT specialists by Head Hunting IT are the following:
1. A wealth of opportunities within successful IT companies from Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca, both start-ups and major international corporations.
2. Competitive salaries of £34,600–60,000 gross p.a., with a much lower cost of living compared to the UK.
3. Assistance in finding accommodation.
4. Legal advice, cultural guidelines and country briefing, with the support and involvement of Nestlers Group Global, an immigration and relocation service provider.

Head Hunting IT’s General Manager, Razvan RADA, relates the new campaign to the UK’s recent event: ‘We consider that Brexit has profound social and political implications for the UK, which will probably affect the economy over the long term. Our company is targeting IT specialists living and working in the UK and who might start feeling uncomfortable in this type of political climate, even though they’re not at risk of losing their jobs. The IT industry, and creative industries in general, tend to thrive in countries and cities characterised by social, religious and ethnic harmony, where such diversity develops naturally, and is not just a result of political correctness. From this point of view, Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca are starting to be examples to follow for other European cities.’

Nestlers Group’s Head of Operations, Elena Antoneac, emphasizes the importance of this new campaign in the present context of the Romanian and international labour market: ‘Romania is one of the most attractive locations for the IT&C sector for several reasons: first, the salary income tax exemption applied to the software industry, a measure designed to help and encourage the IT industry and investors; second, according to the 2015 Crime and Safety Report issued by the Bureau of Diplomatic Security within the US Department of State, Romania’s crime rating and political violence level are deemed as low, making Romania one of the safest countries in the EU; and third, the cost of living in Bucharest compared to London.’

However, IT tech talents aren’t the only ones being targeted by Romanian campaigns as a result of the EU referendum; British entrepreneurs are also in their sights. Transylvania Beyond, for example, is trying to ‘lure British entrepreneurs unhappy with Brexit to Transylvania’. (Business Insider UK)

For more information on the ‘Remain, Leave or...Relocate’ campaign, visit the website.

About Head Hunting IT
Head Hunting IT is an IT recruitment and staffing company that offers solutions to European businesses searching for and selecting IT and communications tech talents from Central and Eastern Europe. Head Hunting IT has broad experience in IT recruitment and staffing, and enables IT career paths using specialised tools, a comprehensive personal database of candidates and experienced IT recruiters. The company’s portfolio contains an interesting mix of customers and IT experts, both national and international. For more information, please visit the website.

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Razvan RADA, General Manager, Head Hunting IT
B-dul Dacia, Nr. 153 – 155, Et. 1
Bucharest – Romania
+40-(0)722-334.614
razvan(dot)rada(at)headhuntingit(dot)com
http://www.headhuntingit.com/

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