But there are plenty of other reasons for expanding your business into Finland. The Nordic nation has an industrialised and mostly free-market economy, with a developed infrastructure, skilled workforce, competitive operating costs, and a highly conducive business environment. Finland is also one of the least corrupt countries in the world and has minimal red tape to cut through.
Despite its skilled workforce, Finland is facing a future labour shortage due to its ageing population. The tech industry, in particular, has taken a hard knock. So, if you’re a tech company looking to expand overseas, Finland could provide an excellent opportunity to bring your talent with you and give your employees’ careers a boost in this sought-after field.
And convincing them to make the move won’t be too hard, either! Even with an average 40-hour working week, those working in Finland enjoy a high standard of living with plenty of time to explore the country’s extraordinary landscapes. Most workers get five to six weeks of annual leave, and Finland currently leads the way in terms of flexible working. The 2019 Work-Life Balance Index even ranked Helsinki as the best city for work-life balance!