Talent Coastline

Boosting Growth in Ostrobothnian Regions

Talent Boost Summit 2022 

Talent Boost Summit is an annual event which aims at finding answers to how together with international talents Finland’s labor shortage can be solved as well as creating new innovations and growth. The event is aimed especially at companies and other employers as well as key stakeholders interested in the theme (municipalities, cities, the public sector, the higher education sector, vocational institutions, private service providers). International talents are also welcome to attend.  

Time: 22.11.2022, 9am–5pm 

More information: Anna Korsbäck, anna.korsback@te-toimisto.fi 

 

Towards a more vibrant Finland by boosting talent attraction and retention 

In 2022, there are 309 municipalities in Finland, the smallest of which being Kaskinen with 1 200 inhabitants and the largest Helsinki with over 650 000 inhabitants. Both of these cities suffer from labour shortage and aim to take measures to strengthen their competitiveness and promote vitality.  

The significance of employee attraction and retention is great as employers compete for skilled labour both domestically and globally. The situation can be examined from the perspective of an individual employer, but also more broadly – from the perspective of a city, a region or entire Finland. This is a complex system that emphasises both the employer image of an individual company and various innovative partnerships as well as cooperation across sectoral boundaries at local and national levels. Companies need the public sector to secure access to labour, and municipalities need successful companies to promote vitality. 

The Talent Boost Summit 2022 will focus on existing services and proven practices and how they can be used to strengthen talent attraction and retention around Finland. The theme is examined diversely from different perspectives and innovative views and solutions to topical issues are sought:  

  • What do Finland, different regions and employers look like on global and national levels?  

  • Which factors are emphasised when an international talent is choosing a place of residence and a potential employer?  

  • How can the emerging factors be taken into account and made visible already at the recruitment stage?  

  • How can employers and workplaces prepare for diversity and become even more inclusive?  

  • What types of partnerships benefit both the employer and the municipality? 

 

For whom?  

The event is aimed especially at companies and other employers as well as key stakeholders interested in the theme (municipalities, cities, the public sector, the higher education sector, vocational institutions, private service providers). International talents are also welcome to attend. 

 

When? 

Be sure to save the date – see you in Vaasa on 10 November 2022! Registration will open in September, when a more detailed programme will also be published.  

 

What? 

The day will include a wide range of top speakers, up-to-date information from the field of international recruitment, networking and a wonderful atmosphere. Parts of the programme will be streamed. Participation is free of charge. The participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs. The language of the event is English.  

 

By whom? 

Talent Boost Summit is a national event organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Ministry of Education and Culture, Business Finland and Course towards Finland (ELY Centre for Southwest Finland, ESF) project, ELY Centre for Ostrobothnia and Ostrobothnia TE Services. In 2022, Talent Coastline will be responsible for coordinating the event.