Getting started with international recruitment
International House Helsinki (IHH) is here to support your organization throughout the international recruitment process. IHH Services for Employers can help kickstart your international recruitment journey, support you throughout the process and help you navigate the steps you need to take to get your future employee working in the Helsinki capital region.
How can we support you throughout your international recruitment journey?
Our IHH International Recruitment Services can help you with your international candidate search, provide information about the settling-in services available for your employee and their family members and introduce the different funding measures available to support your organization.
You can always contact our IHH Advisory and Counseling Services for support with matters related to work-based immigration and residence permits and your employees’ right to work and your obligations as an employer of international employees.
All IHH Services for Employers are free and you can contact us by phone or email. We are happy to help kickstart your organizations international recruitment journey and support you throughout the process.
Broadening your candidate search can create a competitive advantage for your organization and help you identify a candidate who best fits your needs. At International House Helsinki we can help you explore both international possibilities and local candidate pools.
Our IHH Advisory and Counseling Services are here to help you understand what needs to be considered when hiring an international employee, introduce the residence permit process and residence permits based on employment. If your new international employee is non-EU/EEA national, they will need a residence permit to work in Finland. If your new international employee is coming from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland they have the right to work in Finland but will need to register their EU citizen’s right of residence. More information about the most common residence permits based on employment.
To start working, your future employee must have the right to work in Finland and you will have some obligations as the employer of an international employee. Our IHH Advisory and Counseling Services can help you understand what is required for your future employee to have the right to work in Finland and your obligations as an employer of an international employee.
Once your new employee arrives in Finland, there are a few necessary steps they should take care of before starting work.
These steps include:
- Registration of an EU citizen’s right of residence (Non-EU/EEA nationals must have a residence permit)
- Registration of municipality of residence and obtaining a personal identity code
- Tax card
- Social Security
These steps can be handled at our International House Helsinki service centre. Your new employee can start to prepare for their relocation by attending a Newcomer information session even before they move to Finland. Learn more about our Services for International Newcomers.
Our IHH International Recruitment Services can provide information about the funding instruments available for employers for international recruitment, local candidate pools, relocation, onboarding, and language training.
International candidate search
Work-based immigration and residence permits