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Business Case - SICK Metering Systems

"Our team is only as strong as the weakest link. Up to Strand to find the strongest ones."

Top qualities

  • Responsibility
    "One single point of contact who manages every step in the process."
  •  Involved
    "Strand Associates Consulting delivers: no big words, but real commitment."
  • Return on investment
    "We rather partner with an engaged, experienced specialist than invest in training of an uncommited profile."

"Strand proved that it is worthwhile to outsource the selection process. To them off course."

Peter Himschoot (m.) &  Karl Aerts (l.) - Managing Directors SICK Metering Systems

Wanted: multifunctional problem solvers

Peter Himschoot: "Our niche requires technical know-how and experience, though we never hire someone who lacks the right soft skills. In our group of 30+ engineers, we don't need a lone wolf. Collaboration and knowledge sharing are crucial for a team built on mutual trust. Every single team member is a 'problem solver' who uses common sense to diffuse any issue that could harm our clients. It is a cliche; our team is only as strong as the weakest link. Up to Strand to find the strongest ones."

Searched for & found: commited, experienced partner

Peter Himschoot: "Due to bad experiences in the past, we were reluctant to collaborate with a recruitment partner. Strand started with a test case: find a strong project manager. All of the proposed candidates had the right hard skills and, on top, they all matched with our company culture. Strand proved that it is worthwhile to outsource the selection process. To them off course. We prefer to partner with a committed, experienced specialist with a strong network within Oil & Gas, rather than invest in a professional who is not comfortable with us."

Why does Strand succeed?

Peter Himschoot: "Because their long-term vision matches our way of working. They walk the talk. We don't settle for anything less by the way (laughs). I must say: Strand's network within Oil & Gas is strong! Everyone wants the cream of the crop, yet experience teaches us that it is better to have someone who matches your company culture rather than having a genius who flies solo. Our Strand consultant made that connection after only two intake meetings. It decreases workload, saves us time and improves employee retention."

About SICK Metering Systems

"Some may have the name, we have the know-how and experience". The baseline of the innovative and flexible SICK team (°2006) sets the tone. As an international challenger, SICK develops and integrates measuring systems for the natural gas, oil and (petro)chemical industry. As they remain independent and not associated with a particular brand, they can offer a wide range of advanced solutions, always tailored to the needs, demands and budgets of the clients.

www.sickmeteringsystems.com