Strategic Partnership with MOTIFE

Nicholson Search and Selection and MOTIFE enter into a strategic partnership

Nicholson Search and Selection and MOTIFE are pleased to announce today the signature of a strategic partnership in tech recruitment, opening new opportunities for startups and scaleups that wish to expand their tech teams in Central Europe.

With remote work becoming the norm and the ”hire anywhere” model gaining momentum, tech companies from the UK, US, France, and Western Europe are looking towards Central and Eastern Europe and its 700 000+ programmer talent pool to find highly-experienced IT professionals for their R&D projects.

Strong from in-depth recruitment expertise in their respective regions, the strategic partnership between London-based Nicholson Search and Selection and Krakow-based MOTIFE will allow tech companies to overcome the difficulties of hiring abroad and to be supported by local experts in their search for the best candidates the Central Europe talent pool can offer.

When we first met the team at MOTIFE we quickly realised that they shared many of Nicholson’s values and their approach to business was so similar to ours. Along with their technical skills and market knowledge, it was clear they would make the perfect partner. There is a severe shortage of software engineering candidates in the US and Western Europe, but working with MOTIFE means we can offer our clients access to the wealth of technical talent in Poland and Eastern Europe. We’re excited about what this new partnership can bring.

John Nash, Chairman & Founder at Nicholson Search and Selection

In the current global IT market, the speed of hiring has become a key success factor and it is one of the reasons companies look at Poland to build tech teams. Our partnership with Nicholson Search and Selection serves our ambition to strengthen our offer for international clients and will enable us to bring to the Polish talent pool, more job offers at young and well-funded start-ups from the UK, US, France, and other locations in Western Europe. This is exciting news for the local IT job market and we are very much looking forward to this partnership.

Michał Piątkowski, Founder & CEO at MOTIFE

Partnering with MOTIFE is a great opportunity for us: the global tech scene in general, and the FrenchTech in particular, are more and more open to working with remote teams. There is great talent in Central Europe that lots of Western Europe-based companies are not aware of. We want to help them meet each other.

Julien Gargowitsch, CEO at Nicholson Search and Selection

About Nicholson Search and Selection

Founded in 2005, Nicholson Search & Selection helps tech startups and scaleups find the best talent to grow their teams worldwide. The recruitment firm is based in the United Kingdom and has offices in France and in Poland. Its expertise lies in both executive search and sourcing niche tech candidates.


Founded in 2017, MOTIFE is a Krakow-based consulting firm that offers softlanding, recruitment, and staff augmentation services to companies that set up long-term technology teams in Poland.
From setting up the office, through to the recruitment of teams to interim operations management, MOTIFE provides an end-to-end service to help foreign firms kick-start their subsidiaries in Poland.

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