Our survey was carefully crafted to gain valuable insights and identify avenues for growth within the international community of Finland and how we can support their journey in Finland better. Understanding demographic nuances, educational backgrounds, employment statuses, thoughts about governments new immigration policies, and the challenges encountered when seeking employment in Finland allows us to develop tailored solutions for our international talent network.
Gratitude and Acknowledgments:
Our gratitude extends to all survey participants who took the time to share their experiences. Your contributions are important in shaping a more supportive and inclusive working ecosystem in Finland.
The number of participants: 146
Includes Qualitative & Quantitative data
Survey timeline: 1.7.-20.7.
60 % of the respondents identify themselves as women – rest as men.
The survey respondents are highly educated: over 95 % of the respondents have graduated either with Bachelor’s, Master’s or even Doctorate degrees.
Experience and Duration:
The experience’s shared by the respondents in the survey are from people, who have a longer experience of living in Finland, from three years up to 20 years.
60 % of the respondents are employed or self-employed at the moment. 30 % are unemployed. 7 % are students or on a parental leave.
People study or want to study Finnish: Over 80 % say that they are studying Finnish at the moment or they want / will study.
Reasons for Moving to Finland:
The most common reasons to move to Finland is to follow a spouse or to study.
Our respondents yearly salary varies and they earn 20 000 € to over 60 000 € yearly. And 26 % say they don’t have any income. Only 9.59 % earn less than 20 000 €.
The word “Difficult” is mentioned by 19 different respondents when asked about their job seeking journey in Finland.
The word “discrimination” is mentioned by 9 different respondents when asked to describe working life in Finland.
The word “work-life balance” mentioned by 12 different respondents when asked to describe working life in Finland.
Recommendation: Begin recruitment anonymously. This approach has been adopted by entities such as the city of Helsinki and others. Further insights can be found in Duunitori’s article (in Finnish) and Harvard Business Review (in English).
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