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Business Case - Tessenderlo Chemie

"The speed with which valuable candidates are introduced, demonstrates the strenght of their network."

Top qualities

  • Long-term vision
    "Never force a candidate into a job when he is not 100% convinced."
  • Proactive
    "No automatic pilot, but a proactive approach to meet our demands."
  • Powerful candidates
    "We are interested in the power of a candidate, not in the power of the recruiter. Strand understands just that."
  • They put their money where their mouth is
    "After multiple successful collaborations, Strand earned its place at Tessenderlo Chemie."

"Detailed job advertisements and a deep understanding of our company culture ensures that there are no unpleasant surprises. Not for us, nor for the candidates or Strand."

Marc Van Rijselberghe - Engineering Manager Tessenderlo Chemie

Wanted: hands-on engineers

Marc Van Rijselberghe: "We are currently building a new production line in an old plant. Specifically for the network of pipelines, we were looking for piping designers who master the Autoplant 3D software and who are able to really own a project. Innovative thinking and sharing knowledge with fellow process and E&I engineers are indispensable skills. We support and encourage refreshing ideas, if they seem feasible. Our engineers are realists who comply with our vision and strategy. Moreover, they don't mind getting their hands dirty on the floor when needed."

Searched for & found: specialists in design & recruitment

Marc Van Rijselberghe: "I don't need engineers who live in theoretical models. Designers ought to be able to adapt concepts to reality and - if needed - be ready to fix problems on site. I expect the same hands-on attitude of my recruitment partner. Don't follow instructions blindly, but approach our needs in a proactive way. That is how I met our Strand consultant. She proactively called and asked if she could help Tessenderlo Chemie grow. She got a chance and took it."

Why does Strand succeed?

Marc Van Rijselberghe: "I don't have the time to screen and test weak profiles. Every candidate Strand proposes - max three per job - is thoroughly screened and tested on hard & soft skills. Even more important, they have been assessed on their commitment towards the job. This way we hired multiple piping and maintenance engineers in less than a year. Detailed job advertisements and a deep understanding of our company culture ensures that there are no unpleasant surprises. Not for us, nor for the candidates or Strand. We don't force a candidate into a job. Strand doesn't sell dreams. Both feet on the ground. That is how it works!"

About Tessenderlo Chemie

 Tessenderlo Chemie is the Belgian, quoted mother company of the Tessenderlo Group. The international group specializes in food, agriculture, water management and biological residues. Besides quality, safety and environmental consciousness are the backbone in everything they do.

www.tessenderlo.com