The Employ with Competence Service

Työllistä taidolla (Employ with Competence) is a service that provides entrepreneurs with advice on recruiting and acting as an employer.

The aim is to help entrepreneurs to proceed in acquiring labour so that any possible employment or other contractual relationships will have a good start.

The service is tailored to each company’s individual needs, focusing on the most suitable and effective ways to acquire labour in its particular situation.


Please note that the registration for new customers has ended on 30 April 2021 at 3.00 p.m. The service will continue normally for the existing customers.


The themes of the service include:

  • recruiting
  • buying labour
  • hiring labour
  • employment contracts or other contractual agreements on acquiring labour
  • employer's rights and obligations
  • finding suitable candidates, job advertisements and employer image
  • financial support related to employment
  • public and private employment services

What is included in the service

The service includes a mapping of the entrepreneur's service needs and current situation, 1 to 3 hours of personalised advice and a final sparring session. Furthermore, participants will get access to a database of guidelines and an individual written plan to support their progress.

Who is the service for

The service is intended for solo entrepreneurs and small businesses who are

  • currently in need of an employee or labour, and would benefit from concrete advice related to the matter; or
  • new employers and wish to get advice on being an employer.

The service is free of charge to entrepreneurs. It is provided by the TE Office and carried out by private service providers. Participants can choose the service provider they want. All providers’ services are available throughout Finland by phone and video connection at a minimum. The availability of face-to-face service varies from region to region. Learn more about the service providers using the links located at the bottom of the page.

More information

Ville-Antti Laurila, Project Planner
+358 295 040515

Service providers

Click on the name of the respective service provider, and you will be forwarded to their website.