This checklist for foreign recruitments summarises the main points of international recruitment. The listed items are discussed in more detail on the other pages of the section on Employees from abroad.
Before the employee arrives
Carefully prepare a job ad
Announce the open position on the TE Office’s Vacancies page.
Contact the EURES service of your local TE Office and tell the officer that you would like to put your open position up for international application.
Make plans as to how and where else you would like to announce the open position.
Reserve adequate time for foreign recruitments
Make plans as to how the candidates are to be shortlisted and interviewed, and how the employee selection shall be made.
If necessary, your local TE Office EURES service will help you at the various stages of the recruitment process.
Make sure that your employee’s permits are in order
If the employee comes from outside the EU/EEA area, he/she is likely to need an employee’s residence permit.
A posted worker must have a representative in Finland.
Find out if your foreign employee requires a decision on a recognised qualification
In the health care sector, for example, a recognition decision by the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira) is mandatory.
Help your employee find housing
When the employee arrives
Prepare a written work contract
Help the employee with practical arrangements
Remind the employee that he/she should register with the Local Register Office.
Advise the employee on opening a bank account and acquiring a tax card, for example.
Remember that the same employment terms apply both to foreign and Finnish employees
Take care of insurance policies, social security payments and occupational health care
Note that the social security and accident insurance coverage of a posted worker remain the responsibility of the sending country
Provide induction training for the employee and support his/her language studies
Prepare the work community as well receiving the new employee