For better working life
Traditional tech recruitment often results in unhappy people. Talented is the developers' strike back for headhunters' mass emails, recruiters' poor domain knowledge and company cultures that simply don’t understand the process of creative problem-solving.

The story of Talented

Everyone wants to hire a developer, but they might not know where to actually find one and how to stand out to potential employees in an oversaturated field. 

An experienced developer will not go long without a job, but there’s a downside to being that popular: for example, they get swamped with irrelevant messages from headhunters on LinkedIn, and sometimes end up at job interviews where the interviewer doesn’t talk tech, let alone understand the factual content of the open role.

We think that both developers and the companies looking for them need some support in order to form a mutually beneficial working relationship. So, we got to work and started building a better working life for everyone. 

We picked the side of the developers in order to develop the field from their perspective, Talent first and the rest second. 

We still find ourselves on that same path, but we now have 1800+ developers and designers with us. We support them in searching for new challenges, pondering different career paths, discovering new projects to work on, and other things they might encounter during their careers.

2016
Founded
27
Employees
3
Offices
1900+
Members in the community
150+
Partner companies

For whom?

Job seeker

We’ll locate your work-life zen zone, whether you already have a goal in mind or are only beginning to think about it.
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Freelance consultant

Focus on work, not looking for it. We’ll handle customer acquisition for you.
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Companies

Looking for experienced developers and designers? They’re right here.
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FAQ

What Talented is

Mission

To make working life better for the employees and employers – by understanding both the people and technologies they use.

Vision

All experts in the field are happy in their work, and therefore companies thrive.

Values

Easily approachable

Talented is not about grand gestures and boastfulness, we’re down-to-earth and in fact see ourselves as sort of a friendly rock to hold on to when working life gets tough. We love comfy sweaters, know the field like the back of our hands and actually want to make working life better for everyone involved.

Bold and Decisive

You can’t change the world without getting your hands dirty. We want to make working life better for both the employees and their employers by talking about problems honestly and actively looking for solutions together.

Transparent

Openness and honesty are the basis of everything we do. We want to be fully transparent with all stakeholders, without ever risking anyone’s privacy.

Experimental

We’re not into waiting around for great stuff to happen. We get excited about new ideas and react to them fast by testing them out.

This is us

Recruitment team
Iris Tandefelt
Talent Agent
Janne Kuikka
Talent Agent
Roosa-Maria Ahonen
Talent Agent
Consultant team
Tuomas Jomppanen
Talent Agent, CTO
Tiina Hapuoja
Talent Agent
Jani Muuronen
Talent Agent
Mirjam Sundkvist
Talent Agent
Jasmin Mäki
Talent Agent
Partners
Johannes Sarekoski
Talent Agent
Rami Ahonen
Talent Agent
Saku Tihveräinen
Talented Executive Agent
Recruitment consultants
Mira Matilainen
Talent Agent
Rasmus Sundström
Talent Agent
Mikko Launiainen
Talent Agent
Tommi Talja
Talent Agent
Meeri Sarkkinen
Talent Agent
Erkko Vanhakartano
Talent Agent
Alina Saari
Talent Agent
Hanna-Mari Ilola
Talent Agent
Operations
Teemu Tiilikainen
COO
Maria Kotaniemi
Marketing
Kaisa Kukkonen
Design
Norwegian team
Svein Sørensen
Talent Agent, CEO
Erlend Stokke
Talent Agent, COO
Isaac Gray
Talent Agent, Development & Technology
Kristin Haga
Marketing

Work for us?

We’re constantly looking for recruitment professionals to join our team. We actually have our eyes open for awesome people even when we don’t have a job opening because we really just want the best people in our team. 

What kind of work does Talented offer, then?

In your work, you’d be responsible for helping our Talents find suitable jobs and projects. You’d also be supporting our partner businesses in finding the sort of talent they need. 

If you wish, you could also be involved in creating a more developer-friendly culture at organizations from within. As a recruitment consultant you’d be solving challenges related to finding the right people and keeping everyone happy.  

Are we perfect for each other? 

Our ideas of a better working life don’t just apply to our customers: at Talented, you can mold your job into whatever you want it to be, and you also have a say in everything. If you’re an expert in the IT field, that’s, of course, exciting, but curiosity might already be good enough. 

If you feel like being involved in building the future of working life with some of the most important companies in the field, send an open application to hello@talented.fi and let’s see whether we’re perfect for each other. 

 

We might be able to help each other even if you don’t work in recruitment. Go ahead and send us a message about what kind of work you’re looking for!

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