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Expat Insight – Relocation and Pregnancy

Varun and Divya Galande moved to Finland in the spring of 2017. Their relocation was unique and intriguing because Divya was pregnant at the time. Despite the additional considerations for the new baby during the move, the family has settled into Finland well and offers...

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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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Work permit or residence permit?

Work permit as a concept is used in many countries, but in Finland the right to work for people coming from outside the EU is based on the residence permit. EU citizens have the right to work in Finland without a separate permit application. Work...

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Employer obligations when hiring foreign workforce in Finland

There is some uncertainty amongst employers about the employer’s requirements and obligations regarding hiring foreign professionals. As a rule of thumb it can be said, that a foreign employee is to be treated exactly as a Finnish employee working in similar post, including but not...

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Checklist for wise HR

Many experienced HR-professionals find managing the requirements and special needs of a foreign employee as new and challenging tasks. We decided to make international recruitment easier by creating a checklist with this in mind. We've collected 12 points to ease your job - some of which...

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