"Care Force always manages to introduce the right profiles"
Gerry Sollie, Finance Director bij CellCarta
To drive the development of new cancer drugs, CellCarta supports globally operating biopharmaceutical companies in their clinical trials. Pathologists are essential in this process, but they are extremely difficult to find. "Fortunately, Care Force has valuable contacts outside of Western Europe to find the right people for us," says Finance Director Gerry Sollie.
CellCarta is a globally operating CRO (Contract Research Organization) specialized in research and analysis of immunotherapy in cancer treatment. The Belgium-based organization develops analytical plans, analyzes samples in the lab, and reports the results to pharma and biotech companies. CellCarta works with a number of pathologists to investigate these abnormal cells. Pathologists are medical specialists who perform microscopic examinations on tissue samples from patients to determine the nature of a deviation.
"There is a major shortage of pathologists," explains Sollie. "Not just in Western Europe, but also in the United States. At least, for the pathologists who do not want to focus on diagnostics in hospitals, but choose research." The urgency is evident from the number of samples that CellCarta examines each year. "Over 100,000. And every sample must be examined by a pathologist. There are still no robots for that."
To find a solution to the shortage, CellCarta has been working with Care Force since 2018. "Care Force has contacts with pathologists in Eastern Europe and even beyond. These people are ambitious, but do not receive the recognition they deserve in their home country. We welcome them with open arms," said Sollie. "
"Our experiences with Care Force have been excellent so far," Sollie continued. "Our contact person Hans is always transparent, accurate, and lightning-fast. Moreover, he always manages to introduce candidates who may not seem obvious, but have the right ambitions. Care Force does not work for the commission but is determined to present the right candidates to us. A unique collaboration."
Care Force and CellCarta are now partners in the fight against cancer. Sollie said, "In addition to what we are already doing, CellCarta has enormous growth ambitions. Our dream? A personalized treatment for every patient. That we can say with 99.9% certainty: this specific treatment will cure the patient."
“The ability of Care Force to estimate whether a candidate matches with us is excellent”
Erik-Jan Zwiep, Manager HR&D at Novadic-Kentron
The shortage of qualified psychiatrists in the Netherlands is huge. A good reason for addiction treatment center Novadic-Kentron to turn on Care Force and explore the opportunity to find suitable candidates abroad. “Thanks to Care Force we have already welcomed 4 excellent psychiatrists”, says Manager HR&D Erik-Jan Zwiep.
And that’s quite unique, especially considering the fact that language is a psych’s most crucial instrument. Zwiep: “The activities of a dentist in Spain are quite similar to those from a Dutch dentist. But for a psychiatrist control over language and context are essential to practice their profession. Especially in addiction treatment, where we deal with drugs in a very different way compared to any other country.”
So, to manage these often major cultural differences, candidates go through an intensive placement process. “After the very first orientation, we ask suitable candidates to come for a small 3-day internship. During these days we make sure they get to know addiction treatment in the Netherlands and the role of our Mental Health Care system. But most importantly: we need to find out whether or not this candidate has what it takes to ground here and be an asset for many pleasant years.”
“And that’s our joint responsibility”, Zwiep continues. “We make a financial investment, where Care Force spends a large amount of time on this process. Many interviews, intensive language training and a whole bunch of paperwork to deal with. We admire the accuracy of Care Force around these activities, but what’s even more valuable for us, is their ability to estimate whether a candidate matches with us. We’ve had 4 excellent candidates by now and none of them was a miss.”
Several months ago Novadic-Kentron had a new foreign psych starting. “Very enthusiastic and self-critical and a very high level of Dutch - even clients made compliments. Considering that this psych was still in the learning phase, the future looks bright. A perfect example of our outstanding partnership with Care Force.”
"If Care Force doesn't find our perfect candidate, then it doesn't exist."
Maurice Pfeil, Dental Clinic Oud-Beijerland
“In 2009 we came in contact with Care Force for the first time. We then looked for a dentist for our oral care clinic. Our most important wish: a social colleague with a sense of humor, who fits well in our team.
Care Force brought our organization to the attention throughout Europe. Successfully, because soon there was a match! Our contact person at Care Force then took care of everything: registrations, diploma recognition, an intensive language course and even contract negotiation. The contact was pleasant: fast, efficient and friendly.
We have now called in Care Force more often. Our team is now enriched with colleagues from Germany, Portugal, Romania and Greece. And do we need someone again soon? One call to Care Force and everything is arranged. Relieving, that is really the power of Care Force. "
"The work method of Care Force is very professional, well organized and they always have a listening ear to the wishes of our Diagnosis Center"
Frank Theunis, Director, Diagnose Centrum Lommel
"The work method of Care Force is very professional, well organized and they always have a listening ear to the wishes of our Diagnosis Center. The preselection of Care Force is very good and professional, we only received suitable candidates. This has ensured a rapid transfer and a fast recruitment of 2 medical specialists. The guidance (registration etc. in Belgium) and the integration of the candidates in Belgium goes quickly and adequate. The guidance of the doctors during the entire job interview process and during the language training is very important and well arranged."