Hiring employees in Finland
If your company is in the process of expanding to Finland, you will probably need to start preparing to hire employees in the country. The logistics of Finland recruitment can be difficult to navigate, with a unique language, strict laws, and more all potentially leading to delays.
Horizons’ expansion team can assist you through the Finland recruitment process by offering outsourcing and consultancy services to manage your hiring in Finland for you. With our help, you can source, recruit, and onboard the country’s top talent more efficiently, and in full compliance with Finland’s laws, even if you don’t have an entity in Finland.
Finland hiring guide
Explore some of the key information about Finland recruitment and how to hire the best talent to help with your Finland expansion.
How to find and hire employees in Finland
The trend of Finland recruitment follows that of most countries, in that many employers now primarily use the internet to source new recruits. Professional networking sites like LinkedIn are popular, as well as dedicated job sites such as TE-Services.
While the internet is rapidly becoming the dominant place for recruitment, more traditional methods, such as advertising in newspapers and attending job fairs can still be useful tools for your Finland recruitment drive.
Additionally, you may want to outsource your recruitment to a dedicated team of experts, such as the Finland recruitment consultants at Horizons.
Discrimination and harassment laws in Finland
Like most nations in Europe and the developed world, Finland has strict regulations protecting employees and candidates from discrimination. For example, it is against the law to discriminate against potential recruits based on their age, gender, sexual orientation, trade union membership, ethnicity, and so on.
Failing to follow these laws can result in serious legal action, so it is vital that you understand them and adhere to them at all stages of the Finland recruitment process.
Onboarding staff in Finland
Onboarding of new workers in Finland can be done in a variety of ways and is likely to differ based on the specifics of the role. However, there are some basic guidelines to follow that will make life easier for everyone involved.
Firstly, it is always advisable to draw up a detailed employment contract and go through all the details with prospective employees to ensure both parties are in full agreement. Beyond this, you should be open and realistic about expectations from new workers and provide sufficient training when they begin working for you.
Compliance for Finland recruitment
Finland has relatively strict workers’ rights in global terms, so ensuring compliance can be challenging when you are new to Finland recruitment. Trade unions play a significant role in the culture, with more than half of Finns having a union membership, which can dictate their entitlements and employment demands.
All Finnish employees have certain mandatory right covering things like minimum wages, maximum working hours, maternity leave, and so on, and you can find more information on these entitlements on our Finland PEO page
The best way to ensure compliance is to have a detailed, written contract employment in place for every employee. This will help you avoid misunderstandings and disputes. Additionally, it can be wise to talk to Finland employment experts, such as the expansion team at Horizons.