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Lahti TalentHub

Lahti TalentHub promotes the availability of a skilled international workforce in the Lahti region. The aim of the project is to bring local employers and international talents together, and create growth opportunities in the region by developing a service model for international recruitment as well as promoting immigrant entrepreneurship.

The project is running from 1 August 2020 to 31 May 2023 and is funded by the European Social Fund and the City of Lahti.

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Who are the customers of Lahti TalentHub?

Lahti TalentHub’s operations are based on the needs of local employers. The project aims to strengthen the internationalisation and growth efforts of local companies as well as to support the integration and settlement of international talents in the region. Lahti TalentHub’s target groups are:

  • Companies and other organisations operating in the Lahti region
  • International talents living in Päijät-Häme, elsewhere in Finland or abroad

You can read more about the services aimed at our target groups in the drop-down menus below.

  • The mission of Lahti TalentHub is to be a reliable partner for local businesses. We aim to act as a crucial part of the local employers’ cooperation network in matters related to international recruitment.

    We can help local businesses to find international talents based on their needs as well as support the settlement of the new employee and their family. In addition, we provide consulting services for all issues related to international recruitment, such as seeking funding to ease recruitment costs. Our services are free of charge.

    Please read more about our international recruitment services below.  

    Matchmaking – Find the Right Talent

    By utilising Lahti TalentHub’s talent network, you may find a wide range of skilled and highly educated international professionals for various positions. In addition, through Lahti TalentHub, it is possible to reach the customers of the TE Office and the local government pilot on employment. If needed, we can also assist you with EURES (European Employment Services) services to recruit people from EU and EEA countries.

    Through Lahti TalentHub’s networks, it is possible to organise executive searches to keep the recruitment process as easy as possible for the employer. Please contact us, if you want to find an employee without having to handle dozens of applications!

    Talents for the Regional Needs – Join Our Recruitment Events

    Lahti TalentHub organises industry-specific recruitment events that allow employers to meet suitable job candidates. Please follow our social media channels to stay updated about our upcoming events.

    Contact us, if your company is interested in participating in recruitment events!

    Integration Programme – Support the Adjustment of the International Employee

    When recruiting international employees, it is important that the employee and their family receive support to be able to better adjust to the new living environment. Successful adjustment is crucial for successful employment.

    The English-language Guide to Päijät-Häme info page, produced by Lahti TalentHub, contains information about the Lahti region to support the integration and adjustment of international employees and their families. The info page is useful not only for people moving to the region but also for employers who want to improve the daily life of their international employees and thus contribute to better professional performance. The Guide to Päijät-Häme info page can be made available to the employees immediately upon recruitment or it can be attached to job advertisements to increase the attractiveness of the position.

    Contact us if your employee needs information about other integration services offered in the Lahti region! In co-operation with Alipi, the Regional Integration Service Point, we can support and advise your employees in settling in the Lahti region and, if necessary, direct them to other services.

    Trainee Programme – Offer a Traineeship

    Through Lahti TalentHub, the employers have the possibility to organise trainee periods to test the suitability of a candidate for a role. We can help you coordinate either short 3-day try-outs or longer 2-month traineeships. The goal of the trainee period is always successful employment.

    To make employment easier after the trainee period, it is possible for the employer to apply for funding. Lahti TalentHub can give you information about the terms and conditions of different funding opportunities and assist with the application process.

    Contact us if your organisation is interested in participating in the Trainee Programme!

    Other international recruitment services 

    Lahti TalentHub also offers companies many other services related to international recruitment. Please contact us if you need information about 

  • Lahti TalentHub aims to bring local employers and international talents together as well as supports immigrant entrepreneurship and the integration and settlement of international talents in the Lahti region.

    Please read more about the services for international talents below.

    Matchmaking – Join the Talent Network

    Lahti TalentHub brings together an international network of experts in the Lahti region. The network consists of international jobseekers who already live in the region or are interested in relocating to the region. Through the talent network, we aim to find employees who meet the needs of local organisations.

    Contact us if you want to be a part of Lahti TalentHub’s talent network!

    Entrepreneurship Programme – Learn How to Operate in the Finnish Business Environment

    Lahti TalentHub supports the entrepreneurship of international talents by organising an English-language entrepreneurship programme. The programme focuses on the Finnish business culture to ensure that new entrepreneurs have a better understanding of how to operate in the Finnish business environment. In addition, the programme contains information about company establishment services in the Lahti region and offers an opportunity for networking.

    You can watch the experiences of our previous programme participants on our Youtube channel.

    Please follow our social media channels for information about the upcoming programmes and contact us if you are interested in joining!

    Integration Programme – Information about the Lahti Region in English

    The English-language Guide to Päijät-Häme info page, produced by Lahti TalentHub, contains information about the Lahti region to support the integration and adjustment of international employees and their families. The info page is useful not only for people moving to the region but also for employers who want to improve the daily life of their international employees and thus contribute to better professional performance.

    Contact us if you need more support to adjust to a new living environment! In co-operation with Alipi, the Regional Integration Service Point, we can support and advise you in settling in the Lahti region and, if necessary, direct you to other services.

    Talents for the Regional Needs – Join Our Recruitment Events

    Lahti TalentHub organises industry-specific recruitment events that allow you to meet local employers. Please follow our social media channels to stay updated about our upcoming events.

International Talents to Boost the Growth of Päijät-Häme Region

Finding a skilled workforce is one of the biggest challenges in companies’ growth and internationalisation efforts. International jobseekers offer great potential and expertise to the labour market, and in Lahti, for example, more than a third of unemployed international jobseekers are highly educated (in Finnish). In addition, international talents have extensive language skills and knowledge of markets and cultural environments of different regions of the world.

The growth opportunities offered by international talents are too valuable to be overlooked. Please contact us if your company or organisation wants to use the potential brought to the region by international talents!

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