Find an International Employee

Where and How to Market a Job Opening?

The mobility of labour has increased as specialists are found abroad in many sectors. On the other hand, many businesses start their internationalisation “from home”, using the talent pool already located in the region. In fact, there is a large group of highly educated international job-seekers living in Finland.

Find out whether the expertise you are looking for can be found in Finland, or should the recruitment be targeted outside Finland right away. The International HUB Tampere Team can also help your company to assess this. Do not hesitate to contact us via email info.tamperehub@tampere.fi or phone (+358) 41 730 2769.

See our tips for finding an international employee either locally or globally below.

Your next potential employee may be closer than you think! There are thousands of international students in Finland, who are interested in doing a thesis or internship in a local company. Also accompanying persons, i.e. partners of other global talents already here, are willing to establish a professional life in Finland. The same goes for newly arrived refugees who have recently begun the process of integration in Finland.

HOW TO FIND AN INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYEE ALREADY LIVING IN THE TAMPERE REGION?

 

International HUB Tampere can help you to get in touch with relevant networks around Tampere to find the expertise your company is looking for!

HOW TO FIND AN INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYEE FROM EUROPE?

  • Use the help of the Talent Boost programme for recruitment:
      – Let a EURES specialist help you in planning and implementing the recruitment, TE Office’s free European job mobility network EURES
  • Publish a job advertisement in the European countries of your choice
  • Create an employer account to view European candidates’ profiles in the CV bank eures.europa.eu
  • Attend Online recruitment events europeanjobdays.eu/en
  • Include a link to the Work In Finland and International Tampere sites in the job advertisement
  • Add the job advertisement to the jobs.workinfinland.fi site
  • Make use of the open Finland Toolbox material bank and its image bank to spread awareness of Finland internationally.
  • Take part in #FinlandWorks talent attraction campaigns in the target country
  • Make use of private companies specialised in international recruitment, if necessary

If you can’t find qualified or suitable employee closer, here is a list of things to check out when looking for employee outside EU/EEA.

HOW TO FIND AN INTERNATIONAL EMPLOYEE FROM OUTSIDE EUROPE?

  • Use the help of the Talent Boost programme for recruitment:
    – Prepare a recruitment strategy and an interesting job advertisement
    – Include a link to the Work In Finland site in the job advertisement
    – Make use of the open Finland Toolbox material bank and its image bank to spread awareness of Finland internationally.
    – Add the job advertisement to the jobs.workinfinland.fi site
    – Take part in #FinlandWorks talent attraction campaigns in the target country
    – Contact the International HUB Tampere for wider outreach and further advice
  • Also make use of private companies specialised in international recruitment, your own networks, social media (LinkedIn) etc.
  • Make sure that the company’s employer image is attractive from the point of view of an international job-seeker (e.g. website in English)

There is global competition for international talent. Therefore the company’s employer image has to be attractive from the view point of an international job-seeker. This way, you’ll make the best talent interested in the job and your company.

KEY QUESTIONS TO MAKE YOUR EMPLOYER IMAGE ATTRACTIVE:

  • What is the mission of your company? How does your company differ from other similar brands?
  • Are open positions found on social media?
  • Are your job advertisements written in English?
  • Have you made sure that contacting your company is easy? Will the applicants’ be replied to swiftly enough?
  • Can the duties be organised so, that fluency in Finnish is not required? Carefully consider the language and other requirements of the position. It might not be necessary to change the common language of the work community from Finnish to English completely even if the new employee does not speak Finnish.
  • Have you planned the recruitment well? Reserve enough time for carrying it out and use expert help to ensure the success of the recruitment.
  • Take care of the onboarding related aspects already in the applicaiton phase. The applicants are possibly considering a life-changing desicion, so it is important to help them find the relevant information. You can utilize the already existing resources, such as Work In Finland and internationaltampere.fi
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