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Project RPO - Medical Device Client

A global medical devices organization that continued to expand during and post Covid realized it could not keep up with hiring demand for niche IT and software engineering positions. Although the client had a mature and robust internal TA team, they decided to turn to an external partner that could fulfil the hiring demand over a finite period and ensure the candidate and hiring manager experience was unaffected.


Our client was challenged with finding highly skilled and scarce IT and software engineering workers to fill key roles across it’s main R&D facility in North India.

The existing internal TA team was also overloaded with roles from other parts of the business.

TekWissen were asked to build a team capable of filling over 70 specialist technical FTE roles across an initial 12- month period.

The key skill sets included:


TekWissen Group was onboarded as a RPO partner to the Medical Device client program in April 2021.

TekWissen assembled a client branded team of senior recruiters and sourcers expert at niche IT and software engineering skill sets. Pulling from our multiple sourcing channels, experience with similar industries and having access to talent from our offices and teams located across India, we set about fulfilling the roles.

Here are some of the keys to success:
  • Team trained in under one week on client systems and end to end hiring process
  • Exec Governance and reporting agreed delivered through the client’s ATS to ensure visibility of activity and weekly reporting / metrics
  • TekWissen Project RPO team became an agile, seamless extension to existing internal TA function

In just over a 12 - month period, TekWissen Group successfully filled over 70 niche FTE roles.

TekWissen also helped the client fill key IT positions for the client site in Poland.

  • 70+ total FTE positions filled in a 12 month period
  • Average Time to Hire < 55 days
  • Cost per hire $1,250 on average salaries of $35k per annum
  • Team was ramped down in under 4 weeks upon completion of the hiring project
  • Team can be “turned back on” in the future within a 4 -week period, due to TekWissen’s ability to scale quickly using our global hub infrastructure
  • 30% of technical hires were female in a male dominated sector.