The Benefits of Young International Talent for Your Company

Author: Tampere Talent Ambassadors

Does your company want to be more innovative, break into new international markets, attract the best local and international talent, and increase staff morale and retention? Read on to find out how you can take advantage of the benefits of hiring young international talents in Tampere.

The Tampere region is one of the most international areas in Finland, second only to the metropolitan area.  Some 8% of the 410 000 inhabitants hail from countries other than Finland. There is a great, untapped potential source of innovative and eager talent within Tampere. This only looks set to continue as more and more international talents come to Tampere. Programs like Erasmus+ and Talent Boost make it easier than ever to hire your next young international talent.

Innovation

Diversifying your team brings different and fresh perspectives to the table. There are only 13 universities and 22 universities of applied sciences in Finland. When companies only hire from the same pool of universities, they will not gain fresh perspectives and innovative ways of working. By employing international talents, your company can take advantage of a huge, diverse range of thinking and knowledge. Research from Finland has shown that diverse teams make better decisions than more homogenous ones 87% of the time.

Internationalization

As well as core competencies international talents can bring to your company, they can also bring a wealth of professional contacts and a deeper understanding of their home country’s market. Things like cultural differences in the business environment can be difficult to quantify and analyze. Barriers such as language, culture, conflict resolution styles, and local bureaucracy can often be alleviated by hiring the right talent with ‘insider’ knowledge of the market and culture. This, in turn, creates credibility in the eyes of international partners. Companies that wish to internationalize have better success when their company image includes international talents, and are 33% more likely to outperform their competitors.

Interpersonal skills

As well as giving your company an innovative advantage, international talents enrich the company culture, making for a more fulfilling workplace for your employees. Exposure to different cultures encourages tolerance and respect amongst international and home-grown talent alike. The knock-on rise in employee morale will also help with talent attraction; especially young internationally-minded Finnish graduates. 

There are many advantages to employ young, fresh, and innovative international talents. Often, hiring international talents is also cost-effective, with programs like Erasmus+ offering mobility grants to interns, and Business Finland’s Talent Boost program offering a range of solutions including funding opportunities, networking, and advice. In Tampere, International House Tampere offers assistance in attracting and hiring international talents. You can contact a member of the team directly by email international@tampere.fi or telephone +358 41 730 2769.

Why not take the next step and look into hiring a young international talent or take an international intern?

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland has participated in the financing of the project. The project contributes to the goals of the national Talent Boost programme.

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