Solidum operates from Belgrade, Serbia located conveniently in the center of the Balkan Peninsula and Brussels, Belgium, the de facto capital of Europe.
Southeast Europe or Southeastern Europe (SEE) is a geographical region of Europe, consisting primarily of the coterminous Balkan Peninsula. There are overlapping and conflicting definitions as to where exactly Southeastern Europe begins or ends or how it relates to other regions of the continent. Sovereign states that are most frequently included in the region are, in alphabetical order: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia. Close to 55 Million people live in the SEE region.
Over the last two decades Serbia became an outsourcing destination. Many key global players such as Microsoft, SKF Group, Adobe, Oracle, Google, Hewlett Packard, SAP, IBM, Siemens, Intel, Cisco, NCR Corporation, Erickson and others, entered the country either by establishing their development centres in Serbia or outsourcing services to local IT companies.
As the world market for ICT continues to evolve towards outsourced software engineering, offshore systems design and integration, Serbia is well-placed both geographically and structurally to provide a cost-effective, reliable alternative to more established markets. An outstanding pool of intellectual capital, attractive labor costs, excellent skills, good communications networks and a high fluency in English are just some of the key competitive advantages for companies to consider resourcing from and outsourcing to Serbia. Serbia is becoming one of Europe's most attractive IT hot spots. Over the past few years, the development and promotion of IT services (such as mobile internet technologies and applications development, outsourcing and data transfers) has increased significantly. The number of economic entities using and dealing with IT in Serbia is also growing. On the global market, IT companies from Serbia are mainly engaged in the outsourcing of software development, testing software and designing websites, but also providing solutions in embedded industry.
And thanks to the implementation of the EU Directive 2011/98/EU, by most member states, a single application procedure is now provided in the European Member States for a single permit for third country nationals to reside and work in the territory of a Member State and on a common set of rights for third-country workers legally residing in a Member State.
This allows Western European companies to source talent from Serbia and other SouthEstern Europe countries for long term employment within the EU. And at the same time allows SEE citizens to target local employment within the EU Member States.
Quality Human Resources: The quality of Serbia’s intellectual capital is based on extensive relationships with Western economies stretching back decades, as well as an educational system generating fast-learning, multilingual, IT-literate people. In recent years, the number of university graduates has grown at an annual rate in excess of 15%, averaging over 16,000 per year
Partnerships with local Companies: Solidum nurtures relationships with over 30 peers in the region. These include other Outsourcing and BPO companies as well as a pool of recruiters. Combined with Solidum's own recruitment specialists, this assures we always find the right resources, within days or weeks, not months.
High English Proficiency: English is taught straight from the first grade and the age of seven. English, French, Russian and German languages are mandatory subjects throughout primary and secondary education in Serbia as well as at the universities with a special focus on vocabulary used in the specific scientific areas being taught. The result is that university educated people nearly all speak English, and to a high level as well. The language barrier is virtually non-existent in Serbia.
Excellent Work Ethics: Serbia is a modern European country and its culture is similar to other continental cultures. This implies that work ethics are considerably high and more than acceptable for any Western franchise. In their strive to improve their living standard hard and ethical working is the common professional attitude.
Cultural aligned: Serbians have a strong affinity with western culture, both on a personal and business level. Many have travelled extensively or studied abroad. Verbal and written communication, especially in English is generally good to very good.
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You must meet a number of conditions to come and work in Belgium. More information can be found on the Embassy of Belgium website in Belgrade.
You must meet a number of conditions to come and work in Belgium. More information can be found on the website Netherlandsandyou.nl for Dutch representations.
Information on the Directive 2011/98/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 2011 on a single application procedure for a single permit for third-country nationals.