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Talent Boost Finland

We help companies to find international talents and to develop the effectiveness of multinational teams.

What is Talent Boost?

Designed for businesses operating in Finland, Talent Boost is a service package that help companies to recruit international professionals and develop multicultural organizations.

The talents needed by the companies can be found in Finland, for example, among the international students who have graduated here, or they can also be recruited from abroad.

More than 3,000 international students graduate from Finnish universities every year. They have a global vision, experience and networks that are valuable for companies operating in Finland.

We organise networking events, recruitment campaigns and funding for the recruitment of international talents. Recruitment campaigns and events are also organised in cooperation with cities and the EURES network.

An international team creates the preconditions for success

International growth requires international expertise. According to research, companies with diverse staff thrive in the global market. These companies understand the needs of different customers, negotiation cultures and business practices, among other things. A diversity of views often leads to innovative solutions in the development of products and services.

Companies that can access an extensive international talent pool are more likely to find the specific expertise they require. Many Finnish professionals also want to work in companies that have an international team.

Companies that already have international teams in their home country are also successful in managing operations abroad.

Fast track: Instructions for employers

If your employee intends to come to Finland with a residence permit for a specialist, an ICT residence permit or an EU Blue Card, he or she can apply via the fast track service.

With the fast track service, the employee can get a residence permit within 14 days and arrive in Finland immediately after the residence permit has been granted.

What does Talent Boost offer your company?

The Talent Boost network helps companies to find and recruit the international talents they need. Take advantage of the services provided by the different actors, from networking to hiring, and enable your company's growth with the help of international talents.

Business Finland's services

1) Explore and apply for TalentExplorer funding for recruiting international talent. In addition, research and development funding can be utilized in hiring international talents, when the funded project aims to for example develop new products, services, production methods or business models.

2) Use the Jobs in Finland website for recruitment by announcing new English-speaking vacancies for talents.

3) Participate in recruitment campaigns and events. Read more on the Work In Finland website and follow the #Finlandworks LinkedIn page.

Services in the
Talent Boost
network

Get personal advice about international recruitment from the nationwide Work in Finland -international recruitment advice service for employers, tel. 0295 016 770 (Mon–Fri 9am–12pm), tyonantajaneuvonta (at) workinfinland.fi.

You can contact the advice service for questions related to the recruitment, hiring and permit processes, and the settling-in of international talents. The service languages are English and Finnish.

Take advantage of your local services for recruiting international talent. Explore the programs of International House HelsinkiHelsinki Partners or the cities of EspooOuluTurkuTampereVantaa and Vaasa as well as Talent coastline program at Ostrobothnian Regions.

TE-live offers visibility for your recruitment process, saves you time and gives you the opportunity to enhance your employer image.

Conduct a comprehensive search for talent in the whole EU area with the EURES recruitment service.

Search for talent for your business through local internship and mentoring programs, for example, HelsinkiUNI International (Helsinki), Entrypoint Mentoring (Helsinki), WomenTo mentoring (Helsinki), Vaasa International Talents (Vaasa) Hidden Gems (Tampere) and Talent Tampere (Tampere).

Find international talents studying and graduating from the Finnish universities through Aarresaari service or contact the universities in your area directly.

Apply for Workplace Finnish / Swedish language training that will be customized to the specific needs of your company. The language training aims to improve the personnel’s, who have a foreign background, capacity to manage their work tasks in Finnish. Workplace Finnish Training is included in the Talent Boost Finland service package that supports companies to connect with international talents. 

Workplace Finnish / Swedish Training is suitable for the needs of small, medium and large enterprises. The public sector – the government, municipalities, joint municipal authorities and parishes – can also use the service.

Private sector services

Check out also private sector services here.

Contact us

Senior Director, Head of Work in Finland

Laura Lindeman

+358 50 4682 760
Service Manager, Talent Boost

Minh Lam

+358 50 557 7743
Talent Boost Coordinator

Regina Ainla

+358 40 9391 654
Talent attraction manager

Katri Raevuori

+358 50 537 6191
Digital Product Owner, Talent Boost

Vilma Vainikainen

+358 50 313 2284
Business development manager

Joonas Halla

+358 50 346 5256
Manager, International Startups and permit development

Annamari Soikkeli

Advisor, International Startups and Permits

Arto Keinänen

Senior Advisor, Start-up attraction

Hanna Riski

Manager, International Operations

Santeri Ojala

+ 358 50 4046687
Talent Boost marketing

Riikka Hirsto