From Resistance to Readiness: Mastering the Initial Steps of International Recruitment

27.08.2024 klo 14:30 - 16:00

Osoite: Webinar
Järjestäjä: International Chapter -verkosto

In today's interconnected world, where global mobility is the norm, securing the right talent can be a challenge. To maintain market competitiveness and ensure successful business operations, companies must attract, retain, and effectively manage talent, with international talent being a crucial component.
Join us for an insightful HR webinar tailored specifically for HR professionals and leaders who are considering international recruitment or facing challenges in the process. We will discuss both the psychological preparation within an organization (e.g., overcoming common resistance to change) and the initial steps of international recruitment.
During this webinar, you will gain valuable insights into potential challenges and opportunities, along with practical tools and resources essential for international talent attraction and management. Our guest speakers, Sandra Slotte, Riikka Loisamo, and Virpi Jalonen, will explore strategies for identifying and attracting international talent. Topics will include overcoming language barriers, navigating cultural differences, and establishing inclusive recruiting processes. Additionally, they will share interesting projects related to international recruitment.
This webinar is designed to help create an inclusive work environment that fosters the growth and development of a diverse workforce. The main topics covered will be "Organizational Readiness in International Recruitment" and "Initial Processes of International Recruitment.”


Sandra Slotte is Senior Policy Advisor for Internationalisation at Arcada University of Applied Sciences. She has more than 20 years of experience in this field and is currently responsible for Arcada’s overall Talent Boost activities for attracting and retaining international talent in Finland. She is also Arcada’s Project Manager for the Erasmus+ project INTERLOCALITY – Increased Local Employability of International Degree Students. She has a previous background in organisational and competence development, as well as in recruitment and staffing. Additionally, she is pursuing a PhD on the topic of external stakeholder influence on the willingness and ability of Finnish employers to employ international students and graduates.

Riikka Loisamo is the CEO of The Shortcut. She started her career in banking but shifted then working with technology startups. Riikka has worked the majority of her career outside of Finland, first in Singapore and then in Kenya. She has an economics degree from Aalto University and law degrees from Helsingin yliopisto and National University of Singapore.

Virpi Jalonen has over 15 years' experience working in HR, talent acquisition and development roles in both corporate, scaleup and startup environments including companies like Nokia, Rovio, PlayHatch and The Shortcut. Before becoming a Career Coach and entrepreneur, she has been driving change and growth in Finland, Sweden, China, Spain and India, hiring over 400 people. Virpi has also personal experience of living in a multicultural family and the challenges of integration into new countries and she loves building team culture and working in international environments.

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