Gapstars IT’s core business is building high quality IT teams in Sri Lanka. When our contact person at told us he had found suitable candidates for the positions, we took a flight to complete the selection process.
Gayan, Rafi and especially Sasanga were pleasantly surprised by this. “I did not expect three actual human beings sitting in front of me. I thought it would be me and a laptop with three men sitting at the other end of a Skype-meeting.”
The interview went smooth and there was a pleasant and positive vibe. All three of both parties were very enthusiastic and so the deal was made. In their words: “Who would say no to an invitation to the Netherlands?”
All three enjoyed their time in The Netherlands and used their time well. They familiarised themselves with the Dutch customs and culture within ProActive. Rafi really enjoyed with the programme in which they went out for dinners, checked out the windmills, discovered the Amsterdam canal by boat and even spent a long weekend in Germany during the yearly ProActive company outing. “The only thing I missed was the Sri Lankan food.”
Gayan was pleasantly surprised by the ProActive work culture: “I think it’s admirable how the various departments are entwined. Everybody was very kind from the moment we walked through the door. I feel like an actual part of the team now.” Sasanga agrees: “There was a warm welcome which made me feel at ease immediately. I even updated my Facebook profile, saying ProActive is my employer. Luckily the Gapstars IT guys weren’t offended and thought it was quite funny.”
Like with every new employee we asked them how they look onto their ProActive future. This is also something they agree on: “We would like to contribute to the extension of the Sri Lankan team and of course contribute to the growth of ProActive Software.”