Recruitment Strategy by Alexandra Beică
Alexandra Beică, Talent Acquisition Manager at London Stock Exchange Group Romania, shares her work journey, how it feels to be part of The Group and gives insights on how the recruitment process is thriving during these difficult times.
I have joined London Stock Exchange Group in April of 2018. When I joined, there were about 10 of us present on site, part of the Recruitment team along with a handful of colleagues from UK which moved to Romania for a temporary period to implement the new Technology Centre in Bucharest.
I can say that my experience so far has been very fulfilling as I have seen this centre grow over the past 2 years from zero to over 200 colleagues and we continue to grow at rapid speed.
I am very proud of what we have built to date and very honoured to be surrounded by extraordinary colleagues who are driven but also know to have fun and who make being part of this organization an experience to remember.
Recruitment Plans for LSEG Romania
We are very driven to grow the Centre and to increase LSEG’s footprint in Bucharest. By the end of 2020, regardless of the current challenges we are all facing, we are looking to hire approximately 100 new colleagues, exceeding 300 colleagues in the local Hub.
Ongoing Projects & Job Openings
We are growing our local teams and although we have extended our operations in Romania across different areas, the areas that are growing the most are Software Development, Infrastructure, Corporate Functions and a new addition to the local landscape: Quantitative Research.
Along the standard full time opportunities that we have in Bucharest, we have also recently launched our Graduate program which allow us to attract students that are eager to experiment and further develop their knowledge and skills in the Financial Technology Industry and put in practice what they have learned during University.
Adapting during the Pandemic
We have taken a series of steps to adapt our processes and make sure that all our employees as well as candidates are safe and have all the support needed from us.
I am happy and proud to be part of a company and a team that was able to efficiently mobilize on all fronts in a very short period.
Also, I am happy to say that we have not seen any kind of drop in recruitment numbers or market desire to join London Stock Exchange Group during these times. Although we have encountered candidates who have expressed concerns while interviewing with us, we were able to adapt and find solutions for each individual case.
We have put together an onboarding plan which includes a day-by-day timeline to ensure that our new colleagues have a flawless onboarding experience. Our local managers, IT, Recruitment and our Learning and Development colleagues are all engaged in the efforts of offering a seamless onboarding process.
Tips & tricks for candidates
I highly encourage all those interested in joining the LSEG team in Bucharest to update their CV with the most relevant experience for the role they want to apply for.
Also, it is very important to prepare for interviews ahead of time, both technical and HR. This is the only time you get to convince managers and the HR colleagues that you are the one for the job.
We are looking for colleagues who are driven, resilient and eager to leave their mark on the projects and teams they are part of.
What I like the most at LSEG Romania
There are many things that I appreciate when it comes to LSEG Romania.
First, I see as an added value and a strength in the young and dynamic team which is driven and eager to be part of our Global projects and new initiatives.
Also, the management team encourages feedback and all opinions matter. All the necessary tools are provided in order to strive and grow, developing oneself is really encouraged and sustained.
We foster a culture that is friendly and collaborative with innovation and creativity at its heart and we maximise each employee’s potential through personal development plans.
We also have a Career Path put in place which allows everybody to plan and track the progress and career advancement within London Stock Exchange Group.
We offer a complex benefit package. One of the most attractive benefits is that all of our colleagues start off with 25 vacation days.
We have a complex insurance package which covers you and your family members.
We offer a wide range of technical and soft-skill trainings, as well as certifications which allow you to become a SME in your field.
We also offer private pension benefits, stock options, discounts for an array of services and products, along with other gimmicks at the office like good coffee, fresh fruits, a games room and different social committees.
The only way of really understanding who we are and how we operate is to come and visit us and to see us in action.
Have a look at our career site, see what suits your interests and career development path and reach out to my recruitment colleagues who will be more than happy to share with you all our active opportunities in LSEG.
Looking forward to working with you soon!
London Stock Exchange Group’s Technology and Operations Hub in Bucharest plays a key role in providing services to the wider Group and its clients across the world. The centre employs professionals to cover a wide range of technology, web services and corporate function roles meant for research and development.
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