Excerpted from the Finland Career Guide
Business is struggling this year, as output and earnings have fallen from last year’s optimistic outlook. The most recent Confederation of Finnish Industries’ (EK) Business Tendency Survey of business outlook finds Finland’s business growth continuing to weaken in the coming months. With employer confidence cautious in all major sectors, it’s no surprise hiring is flat and even expected to decline in manufacturing industries.
Management consulting is thriving in Finland. The size of the management consulting sector remains relatively small but it is growing in response to moves by major employers to improve their bottom lines by outsourcing certain job functions. All the large international management consultant firms, such as Accenture, McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte and KPMG have a presence in Finland and offer management, technology and financial consulting services. Additionally, many smaller, local Finnish consultancies specialize in niche markets.
Organizations and Trade Associations
Viestinnän ammattilaiset (ProCom)
Association of Communications Professionals
http://www.procom.fi (Finnish, English)
ProCom, the Finnish Association of Communications Professionals, is a networking organization for professionals involved in organizational communication. The association has some 2,100 members comprising information officers, communications managers, directors, entrepreneurs and consultants.
Tel: 358 (0)9 1357775
Fax: +358 (0)9 1356394
Myynnin ja markkinoinnin ammattilaiset (SMKJ)
Union of Sales and Marketing Professionals
http://www.smkj.fi (Finnish, English)
Myynnin ja markkinoinnin ammattilaiset, known as SMKJ, is a professional association that represents approximately 27,000 professionals working in personal sales, purchasing and marketing. The website has a recruiting service, MM-pörssi, which can be accessed through the Internet.
Myynnin ja Markkinoinnin Ammattilaiset
Tel: +358 (0)9 4780 7700
Fax: +358 (0)9 4780 7730
MBA/Business Graduate Magazine
http://www.sefe.fi (Finnish, Swedish)
Ekonomi-lehti (MBA/Business Graduate Magazine) is a professional publication of SEFE (Finnish Union of Business Graduates) about continuing education, events for its business graduate members and current topics in business. It is published nine times per year.
Tel: +358 (0)201 299 299
This is just a short sample of what you’ll find in over 100 pages of information in the complete Finland Guide.