There are several things to consider when recruiting and hiring in Finland but there's also help available. See who to contact when employing.
Phone services for employment issues
The national Enterprise Finland telephone service helps with all matters connected to employment contracts +358 295 020 500 Mon–Fri 9 am–4:15 pm (local network charge/mobile phone charge). You may also contact Enterprise Finland by sending them a service request.
You can ask the occupational safety counsellors of Occupational Safety and Health Administration anything connected to labour protection, occupational safety and employment contracts on weekdays 9 am–3 pm free of charge on +358 295 018 450 (local network charge/ mobile phone charge).
Information about statutory unemployment insurance contributions is provided by the Unemployment Insurance Fund’s telephone service on weekdays 9 am–4:15 pm on +358 75 757 0500 (local network charge/mobile phone charge).
Training, consulting and research services connected to occupational well-being are provided by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health on +358 30 4741 (29.7 cents/minute).
In the Tampere Region, International HUB Tampere helps businesses looking to internationalise and grow with international experts.
Expert services for recruitment and supported employment are provided by the services for employers of the Tampere Region TE Office.
Telephone the corporate services number on +358 295 045 503 or check the TE Office’s employer page (in Finnish) for more detailed contact information.
The following services help you find the freshest experts in the Tampere Region – students and recent graduates:
- The free POPJob service unites companies and students of Tampere University of Technology (TUT) looking for jobs or places to complete practical training or thesis work. In addition, TUT’s employer marketing helps companies increase their profile among students in the form of introductory visits and business events. Read more on TUT’s Career Services pages.
- Workit.net helps you reach recently graduated masters of the University of Tampere as well as students looking for periodic and project work.
>> Announce an open job.
- Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) has a total of around 10,000 students in the fields of culture, business economics, data processing, tourism and hospitality, natural resources and environmental protection, social and health care and technology.
>> TAMK’s Recruit students page describes the many ways in which you can benefit from a future expert.
- Proakatemia’s (TAMK) student teams offer services to companies related to different projects, for example in sales and marketing, web services, audiovisual production and print media, business and event organising. If you are looking for a team for your project, take a look at the services offered by teams and contact the teams.
- Product development and innovation services in IT sector are offered by the co-operative Verstas, which is formed by students at Tampere University of Applied Sciences. The co-operative works as a staffing agency and companies can find a student for example in software technology, electronics and telecommunicationsto realize their project through subcontract arrangement. >> Contact Ari Rantala ari.rantala(at)tamk.fi or tel. +358 40 5281184 for more information.
Those looking for apprentice employees Tampere Vocational College Tredu offers a new service (website in Fin) that combines companies with jobs and on-the-job training opportunities, as well as students looking for jobs in their field or opportunities for additional earnings. The service is free for companies.
Uratehdas (Career factory) (website in Finnish) is a free recruitment channel for companies interested in highly educated people with technology and business skills in the Tampere Region. The database includes over 450 skilled engineers, bachelors of business administration specialised in business or information technology, masters of economic sciences and masters of science in technology or engineering, who all share an interest in finding new career opportunities. For more information, please contact Communications Manager Maija Heino (tel. + 358 50 4081180, e-mail maija.heino(at)uratehdas.fi).
If your company needs new innovation power, you may find the right talents through TreStart activities (website in Fin). In the events of TreStart networking platform,talented job seeking professionals from different expertise fields are connected with local businesses with the aim to create new jobs.
>> For more information, contact Petteri Valonkallio (+358 50 524 7474, petteri.valonkallio(a)tampere.fi), Jarmo Rintamäki (+358 40 558 6194, jarmo.rintamaki(a)tampere.fi) or Petri Pekkola (+358 40 760 8116, petri.pekkola(a)tampere.fi).
As an employer you may be eligible for a pay subsidy when you hire an unemployed jobseeker for employment or apprenticeship training. A pay subsidy is always discretionary. The amount of subsidy to be paid may vary from 30 to 50 % of payment expenses and the period over which it will be paid varies normally from 6 to 12 months. Read more on TE Offices website.
Remember to check the recruitment events on this website!
If you want to recruit internationally from an EU/EEA country, the EURES service of the Tampere Region TE Office can help. The TE Office offers assistance with writing job advertisement, determining appropriate target countries and forging contacts, implementing the recruitment process (such as receiving applications and making preliminary selections) and providing information about work and residence permits. Check the detailed information and direct contact information of the experts in the Kansainvälisen työnvälityksen palvelut työnantajille (International employment exchange services for employers) brochure (in Finnish).
International experts living in the Tampere Region can be contacted through the active Talent Tampere LinkedIn group. The group has over 2,000 members, around 65% of whom are international talents. The rest are primarily representatives of companies interested in internationalisation and recruiting international experts; conversating and networking with them is useful for business development, regardless of the field.
What does an employee’s wage consist of? The Federation of Finnish Enterprises has compiled some important figures in one place (page in Finnish, information in English on The Federation of Finnish Enterprises website). Instructions and calculators connected to wage payment matters are available at palkka.fi (in Finnish).
Information about organising voluntary occupational healthcare is provided by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health. Information about organising statutory occupational healthcare and the associated reimbursements from Kela is provided by Kela’s website for employers (page in Finnish, Kela website in English.)
Precise information on tax and forms for employment matters are available on the Tax Administration website.
Information on statutory insurance for the entrepreneur, personnel and company is provided by various insurance and employee pension insurance companies. You can search online with search words such as “YEL”, “TYEL”, “accident insurance” or “legal expenses insurance”.
Customised for the Tampere Region, Yritystulkki contains some information about wages and extra payments of wages an employer needs to take into account. The website contains also a ready-made template to make financial calculations.