kulttuuri Tag

Foreign students to work

Foreign students to work

Approximately 20.000 foreign degree students study in Finland, out of whom approximately 2.800 graduate annually. Out of this, only 45,5% become employed in Finland after one year of their graduation. A year is a short period to consider however, and findings from for example Denmark...

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Diversity

Open you eyes = Integral Intercultural Impediments

The above term came about when I was pondering my presentation for the Esimies&Henkilöstö (Supervisor&Staff) 2016 conference. The subject was the importance of cultural training for the success of a multicultural work community. A multicultural work community is undoubtedly a significant success factor for organizations. These...

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ulkomaalainen työntekijä

The First Foreign Employee

The hiring of the first foreign employee into any organization is often a cause for some confusion. This is perfectly understandable, for the company will find itself in a situation that the majority of its staff has never necessarily faced before. There’s no cause for...

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Finland-Norway

Good neighbors: Finland and Norway

Finland and Norway, two countries with similar but distinct histories and personalities. Fought over by others in the past and admired by many today, although the countries have similarities, there are also subtle differences. Out of all the Nordic people, Finns and Norwegians are perhaps the...

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Finland and Denmark

Good neighbors: Finland/Denmark

Finland and Denmark, two countries very similar in population, but with vast differences in size. Just like the countries have similarities and differences, so do the people and the cultures. Søren Sørensen and Jaana Aalto-Sørensen are a Danish-Finnish couple who personify and open the dynamic...

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Cultural differences between Finland and Sweden

Good neighbors: Finland and Sweden

For many Finnish companies, Sweden is a natural first step on the road to internationalization. It is geographically close, the culture and customs are very similar, the language barrier is low or non-existent, and moving from one country to the other is easy. However, there...

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