How employers look for new employees?

Employers often choose the easiest and safest way to find an employee. Employers also use their own networks for recruitment, through which they can obtain information on suitable employee candidates. A significant proportion of new jobs are so-called hidden jobs, and they are filled without public application process.

In recent years, companies have recruited the most in the following ways

  • direct contacts with former employees
  • direct contacts with persons who have previously applied for work in the company
  • notification of an open position only to their own staff.

Explore the different recruitment channels

TE services are most commonly used to fill jobs in the health, social and public services sectors. Companies providing public and business services often use their own websites in recruitment, and finding a suitable employee is increasingly assigned to another company.

Do employers need your professional skills?

Finns in general appreciate good education, and so do employers. The most important reason why employers have not found suitable employees is the inadequate training or special skills of applicants, which is currently needed in many tasks in different fields.

You can also get to an interesting job through training or work try-out

With the help of the TE Office you can update missing or outdated knowledge and skills. TE Offices also organise labour market training directly for the needs of companies. The TE Office and employers implement in cooperation, for example, recruitment training, after which you will have an even better opportunity to find employment.

Studying as an adult is worth it

  • Training will help you to access new tasks in the workplace or to find a new job.
  • Vocational education and training also affects the level of pay: it helps you to move onto more demanding and higher paid tasks.

Find out more about different training and work trial opportunities at your TE Office.

Pay subsidies increase your chances of finding employment

You can also increase your professional skills by doing subsidised work. The TE Office can grant an employer a pay subsidy to support them in employing an unemployed jobseeker. Before granting the subsidy, the TE Office assesses whether the subsidy will promote employment.

Instructions for customers in local government trials on employment

If you are a customer in a local government trials on employment, your municipality of residence will assess whether a pay subsidy would promote your employment. Your home municipality may grant a pay subsidy to an employer if this helps to employ an unemployed jobseeker.