March 2016


Engaging is challenging

Although automation, digitalization, and technological advancement reduce jobs in many sectors, the importance of talent in companies continues to increase. The top concerns for CEOs are the attraction and retention of talent, and the identification of the next generation of leaders (Mitchel et al., 2016)....

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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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Global talent management

The mutual-benefits perspective in global talent management

Traditionally, the ’outside-in’ approach has driven organizations to send talented employees on expatriate assignments. This means that these global talent decisions are based on external factors such as the needs of global clients. And this intuitively makes sense for the employers looking to maximize the...

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The officials' resources

Resources of the officials

In early autumn of 2015 we investigated whether the significant increase in migrants and asylum seekers would impact the ability of public officials to deal with the applications. We promised to keep an eye on the situation and keep you updated on whether the processing...

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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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CEOs concerned

CEOs concerned – Finland has the advantage

CEOs are having a hard time. Global economic growth is slow, the world is full of changes in industries, digitalization and the ongoing march of technology bring more competitors to the market. Despite all these, the number one concern for businesses in 2016 is attracting...

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Ulkomainen ajokortti Suomessa

Foreign driver’s licenses in Finland

Many foreign employees moving to Finland have a driver’s license in their home country and driving may have been a significant factor of their life there. There are several limitations to using a foreign driver’s license in Finland and exchanging a foreign license to a...

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Expat Interview

Expat Insights – Shama Goel

”All this furniture and these beloved items that have found their way into our living room over the years and that have a lot of memories attached to them” Shama Goel sighs deep and contentedly on her sofa “these make this apartment feel like a...

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