During our recruitment process, we want to provide candidates with a pleasant candidate experience and a true sense of who we are. We don’t believe in dragging procedures.
Obviously, the assessment of qualities and competences is the foundation of any good selection process. But at IG&H, we also look at your personality and determine whether you’re a cultural fit. In fact, these are critical success factors. We only select new employees who feel a connection to our organization and corporate identity. This doesn’t mean we’re looking for yes-men or flatterers, though. New employees should challenge us and contribute new ideas as well as refreshing perspectives. This way, they’ll keep us on our toes.
Authenticity is key. When recruiting new employees, we attach great importance to a personal introduction. The candidate gets to meet potential co-workers and is introduced to the organization. This also allows people in the organization to get a complete picture of the candidate’s personal qualities and skills.
The selection procedure is carried out by our own employees, supported by our People & Culture Team. Candidates go through five steps that consist of tests, interviews, and case rounds. After they’ve completed a step, we quickly provide them with personal feedback.
What made you decide to join IG&H?
Back in college, I worked as an intern in IG&H’s Pensions Team. I got my internship through Rosa Huiskamp, a former co-worker at De Kleine Consultant who happens to be a friend of mine. Her enthusiasm about IG&H was contagious. During my internship, I discovered that I much preferred to work on content-related topics rather than process-related topics. But on the other hand, I didn't want to be programming all day. The Business Engineering Team has offered me the best of both worlds.
Can you tell us something about yourself?
I was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 2006, I moved to Lisbon, and I’ve lived here with my mom ever since. I’ve always been intrigued and fascinated by technology and the possibilities it offers, which led me to pursue a college degree in Computer Engineering.
We find it important that everyone who joins IG&H feels at home as quickly as possible. So before their first workday, we introduce new employees to the organization in a personal manner. This way, everyone feels connected to them the moment they first set foot in the office.
Our onboarding program allows new employees to quickly find their way and get to know the organization inside out. The program encompasses several training sessions and introductory meetings that are mostly spread out over the course of the first month.
How did you end up at IG&H?
I was one of Platform Services’ first team members. I started out with Fábio, Bruno, and Rúben. We’d worked together in the past, and we decided to accept this new challenge at IG&H together. It was like a dream come true.
Your onboarding started during the Covid-19 pandemic. What was your experience like?
It was personal and warm. Luckily, I was able to start on August 1st, when we could actually come to the office. So, my first day was on location, and I met quite a few co-workers in person. From the meetings I’ve had until now, I can tell you they have welcomed me with open arms — in a very personal way.