Connect44Romania: When people come first, results closely follow
Connect44 Romania started this year with strong ambitions: to continue the expansion that began in 2019, develop the team of experts, and continue to provide high-quality services for clients.
Even during the pandemic, the company opened new offices in Timisoara and Bucharest and continued its expansion. Besides the growth objectives, new priorities emerged. The recruitment processes continued, but now the safety and well-being of existing employees came into focus. In March, employees were sent to work from home and the company’s activity moved swiftly online. To make this transition possible, in optimal conditions, all support departments were mobilised, especially HR and administration, and all the services rapidly moved online in order for everybody to be safe. Further than that, the company prepared new ways of communicating with the team and offered the support they needed to work from the safety of their homes.
“One of the company’s purposes is to be there for our employees and to make them feel like they’re part of a company that builds their confidence and protects their work-life balance. Furthermore, we focused on an internship program specially designed for students who are willing to learn and develop themselves within the telecommunication world”, declared Mădălina Panait, HR Manager Connect44 Romania. The internship program focused on educating the students on what exactly the telecom industry is doing and how they can adapt more easily to it. Some of the interns are now permanent members of the team.
With all this in mind, the pandemic period offered new ways of developing the business and the company was able to become closer to its clients. Connect 44 Romania succeeded in increasing employee numbers by 20% in the first six months of 2020. The extraordinary measures were taken, and the strategic thinking behind the expansion paid off as the number of projects won during this period exceeded the same period of time in 2019, and there was also a 15% increase in turnover for the second quarter of 2020. The company is adapting continuously to the pandemic conditions and to the employees' and clients' needs to further grow Connect44’s market reach. “In this international environment, we had to create an equilibrium for our colleagues and partners and allow everyone to readapt. Our solution has been effective until now and the results have already been seen, but we must continue over the next years, as we all know that it will take time to return to what our reality was before March this year”, declared Alexandru Cociorvei, Managing Director of Connect44 Romania.
The Romanian team offers engineering solutions for mobile and fixed networks, as well as IT support and service desk services for telecom operators in Europe. Connect44's mobile network engineering solutions help telecommunications providers and equipment manufacturers design, implement, and optimise their networks. The company's engineers also design, operate, and optimise the related network systems and services for operators in Europe.