The number of perfectly matched candidates was limited. The best candidate was the one who was currently in such a position. However, the area of Robotic Process Automation is new and that is why we had to expand our search. At the beginning, we reviewed over 200 profiles of specialists who work in Poland and in the world, looking for technology and specific wording that are used by this group of people. In our search, we also opened up to people who dealt with automation, but not necessarily as RPA developers. We also joined discussion groups of people interested in this topic.
For some vacancies, employers are able to consider people who do not fully meet the requirements, but who, given their current skills, are still promising. In their case, one can count on them to develop quickly if they receive appropriate support from a mentor - these people are so-called “high-potentials”. For IT9, this was a person from the financial industry who is able to use MS Excel and the VBA programming language perfectly. At first, such people were not independent employees.