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The hows and whys of talent acquisition and nurturing a successful team in games

The hows and whys of talent acquisition and nurturing a successful team in games

At Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki 2016, Ella Romanos, Commercial Director at Strike Gamelabs, led a panel in a discussion on the hows and whys of talent acquisition for mobile developers.

Joining her were:

Juha Huhtakallio, CEO of Hisome;
Arja Martikainen, Senior Consultant at Game Jobs Finland;
Kim Soares, CEO of Kukouri Mobile Entertainment

Old and new

"If you take someone who is fresh out of school, they are much cheaper than a veteran," said Soares, but he noted that the veteran employees will pay for themselves in the experience and speed they have over a rookie.

"There is a place for everyone," added Martikainen, saying that while there are hundreds of developers in Finland to potentially work with, there may be a job elsewhere in the world for a candidate to consider.

You can see all our videos from Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki 2016 in this YouTube playlist.


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Ric has written for PocketGamer.biz for as long as he can remember, and is now Deputy Editor. He likes trains.

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