International recruitment brings numerous benefits, some of which are discussed in the Business Benefits of Cultural Diversity in Finnish Companies 2022 study (in Finnish) commissioned by Business Finland.
According to the study, companies that employ international experts have, on average, grown faster than companies that do not employ them. 64% of companies that had hired international employees thought that international recruitment had brought growth to the company’s business. International recruitment results in the growth of turnover, new customers, and networks, for example.
In particular, international professionals hired for higher positions, such as managerial or specialist positions, generate the most growth. The impact also intensifies the longer the company has been recruiting international experts.
Solving the skills and resource shortage
International recruitment is necessary for the growth of companies. When companies begin international recruitment, their first step is usually to bridge the resource gap – and international experts satisfy this need, of course.
However, it is worth thinking further and planning the career paths of the international experts: the growth potential of the company increases when the careers of the experts develop. In other words, invest in the future of your business!
In addition to a labor shortage, Finland suffers from a skills shortage. There are plenty of experts from various fields on the international market. An international expert does not just fill a vacant post – the benefits are larger.