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As Cluj has become one of the most attractive IT markets in Eastern Europe, it consolidated a strong developer community based on professionalism and high standards in its work.Read the first part of our five-part guide for newcomer businesses in Cluj: What type of developers has Cluj to offer? Will I find what I need for my project?

Csaba Balázs
CSABA BALÁZS
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Having the technical skills required by a job plays, of course, an important role in the decision to hire a software developer, but this is not the only expectation from a potential employee. We asked 40 hiring managers and technical leads about the soft skills they are looking for in a candidate and in this article we cover the 5 most mentioned.

Anne-Lise Ciontoș
ANNE-LISE CIONTOȘ
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The choice in recruitment is dictated by the requirements of the job, the timeframe available, and the desired end-result. Most of the time, the matching is simple: go for seasoned professionals if the work that needs to be done requires a high level of skills in a short amount of time and for potential when not. Given the increasing difficulty of hiring in this industry, we believe it’s good to explore alternatives to going out in the ocean and fishing for the best fish.

Ana Sandu
ANA SANDU
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Și tu poți recruta compania, nu doar ea pe tine

89% dintre eșecurile în angajare au la bază motive culturale, mai degrabă decât dificultăți ale angajatului de a-și îndeplini jobul. Dacă ți-aș spune că și tu poți juca un rol activ în recrutarea culturii care ți se potrivește cel mai bine?

Anne-Lise Ciontoș
ANNE-LISE CIONTOȘ
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Assessing the culture fit for greater satisfaction and productivity

89% of employing failures have cultural reasons at the core and not the fact that the employee wasn’t able to perform the job. What if I told you that you can also play an active role in recruiting the culture that fits you best?

Anne-Lise Ciontoș
ANNE-LISE CIONTOȘ
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10 ideas to keep your team happy and motivated

The notion of team gathers in the current context several new dimensions which, of course, require new approaches. Because we already went through this treasure hunt for ideas to maintain the cohesion of our team and also to enhance some of its aspects, we decided to share with you 10 activities that helped us strengthen the relations between the members so that we can perform at our best even from afar. We are true optimists and still hope from the bottom of our hearts to return to our beautiful office as soon as possible and to conduct face to face team buildings but, until then, here are some ideas that kept us close and brought a smile to our faces even on the cloudiest of days.

Anne-Lise Ciontoș
ANNE-LISE CIONTOȘ
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10 idei pentru menținerea echipei tale pe linia de plutire

Noțiunea de echipă găzduiește în contextul actual dimensiuni noi și presupune abordări pe măsură. De vreme ce noi am trecut deja prin acest treasure hunt al ideilor pentru a nu doar menține echipa unită, dar și pentru a îmbunătăți anumite aspecte ale coeziunii acesteia, ne-am hotărât să împărtășim cu voi 10 activități care pe noi ne-au ajutat să întărim relațiile dintre membri și să funcționăm optim chiar și la distanță. Suntem optimiști și încă sperăm să revenim cât de curând la activități de team building susținute față în față, dar până atunci iată câteva idei care pe noi ne-au ținut aproape și ne-au făcut să zâmbim chiar și în zilele înnorate și friguroase.

Anne-Lise Ciontoș
ANNE-LISE CIONTOȘ
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Maybe you’ll look on the map and see Romania is an Eastern European country, less developed, which you’ll think most definitely means lower costs.

Maybe your investor recommends it as a rising IT hub with a great workforce.

Or maybe you have friends here or have previously worked with Romanian developers and you know the quality of their work.

No matter how the idea of hiring Romanian developers comes to your mind, one thing is for sure: it’s most definitely biased unless you do proper research. So start here. Read about the three most important agents that define the Romanian IT market and will mould your business plan.

Ana Sandu
ANA SANDU
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