layoffs in Finland

Layoffs in Finland

Vieraskynä Working in Finland

In this blog post we’ll take a look at what the labor laws currently say about layoffs in Finland. Finnward’s online tutorial on the Finnish labor laws goes more into actual terminations. What are layoffs In a situation where the work in a company has diminished temporarily, the company may layoff some or all of its employees temporarily. Companies take …

Finnish salaries

Finnish salaries in the European context

Vieraskynä Working in Finland

In this post, we put Finnish salaries into the European context. We look at wage differences and wage distribution in different employer groups in Europe. This blog is based on a 2019 report by the Labor Institute for Economic Research. Merja Kauhanen of the Labor Institute for Economic Research and Olli-Matti Laine of the Bank of Finland conducted the study. …

salaries in Finland

How do you find out about salaries in Finland?

Vieraskynä Working in Finland

Have you received a job offer from Finland? Is it time to negotiate your salary? In this blog post, we’ll talk about salaries in Finland. We tell you how you can find out your correct salary level. We also point you in the direction of further information since we really can’t give you definite answers in this blog post. Salaries …

employment contracts

Finnish employment contracts

Vieraskynä Working in Finland

If you are about to start a new job in Finland, this blog is for you. In this blog post, we’ll very briefly take a look at what’s supposed to be covered in Finnish employment contracts. You can learn more about this and other employment-related regulations in Finnwards tutorial Working in Finland. Employment contracts: a written or a verbal contract? …

international students

International students in Finland: why come and why stay?

Vieraskynä Studying in Finland, Working in Finland

In this blog post, we talk about a study that looks at international students in Finland. It looks at why they come and why they stay here. The study is mainly based on survey responses from international students collected in spring 2019. Finland is trying hard to attract more international talent to the country to counteract the looming labor shortage. For …

technology sector

The skills needed in the technology sector in Finland

Vieraskynä Working in Finland

The Technology Industry Employers of Finland (Technology Finland) released their future employee needs assessment on September 23rd, 2021. According to them, Finnish employers in the technology sector will need 130 000 new employees within the next 10 years. What makes this assessment interesting are the skills maps they also released. Those skills maps explain what skills are needed in Finland in the …

Labor shortages

What’s with the talk of labor shortages in Finland?

Vieraskynä Working in Finland

For a long time, discussions about the labor market have focused on the labor shortages in Finland. In fact, the main reason the Finnish government is actively pushing for the attraction of foreign professionals to the Finnish labor market is this labor shortage. At the same, however, there is a large number of people who are unemployed in Finland. Even without …

Importance of networks

Job hunting in Finland: the importance of networks

Vieraskynä Working in Finland

In this blog post, we talk about job hunting in Finland and the importance of networks. We also talk about what those networks actually do. And we give you a few tips on how to start building networks in Finland. Importance of networks in job hunting in Finland It’s a well-known fact that in Finland networks play an important role …

Working conditions in Finland

Working conditions in Finland today: trends and recent changes

Vieraskynä Working in Finland

Finnwards have talked a lot about working conditions in Finland. They have looked at discrimination and gender equality issues in a number of their blogs. They have also specifically talked about what it’s like to work in Finland. This blog takes a look at the preliminary data of the 2020 Working Life Barometer published by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment in …

Work-life balance in Finland

Work-Life Balance in Finland

Vieraskynä Working in Finland

In trying to attract international talent to Finland, those in the business face a hard sale. Finland is considered to be an expensive country to live in. Our salaries are not particularly high in global comparison. We also have a climate that is not the most attractive. However, what is usually said to work for our advantage is the great work-life …