TEKenable has today announced its continued expansion through the opening of a new specialist recruitment business – TEKpeople.

TEKpeople was founded as a result of TEKenable’s first hand experience of the difficulties in sourcing and recruiting highly skilled software developers for complex projects in Ireland and abroad.

Since being founded in April, TEKpeople has received very strong demand for software developers, project managers, technical architects and software analysts with specific high skills around Microsoft and Open Source technologies. The business has grown rapidly and now employs four people at its offices in Dublin.

Speaking at the opening of the new business, Nick Connors – Managing Director of TEKenable said, “The new recruitment agency, TEKpeople continues the steady growth of TEKenable in the past 18 months and follows the opening of the Cloud Centre of Excellence in Dublin and our new offices in Dubai”.

He continued, “As a software development company, we saw first hand the difficulty in finding highly skilled software developers and we came across the problem of many recruitment agencies who aren’t close enough to the technology to really understand what the customer is looking for".

Kira Gusakova, Principal Consultant of TEKpeople added that, “TEKpeople was set up to address a need in the market we have identified many times – the lack of a specialised recruitment agency for skilled professionals like developers, project managers, software engineers and technical architects; whose recruiters really understand the technology well enough to add value to the recruitment process".

“There is still a huge shortage of skills in the market. We are attracting clients from many sectors and are very pleased with the feedback from both the IT professionals and clients. Our knowledge of the software development business and the complex skills required has meant that we are able to advise the client and each professional candidate very accurately as to whether they are a good fit for each other and the projects in question", she said.