Every year, Academic Work surveys the expectations and aspirations of young professionals towards both work and employers through the Young Professional Attraction Index (YPAI). The survey reveals the 50 most desirable employers in Finland among young professionals and the things they value most in the workplace.
Solita among the year’s fastest risers
Solita was one of the fastest risers in the 2023 survey, moving up 12 places to 10th place, with Supercell, Google and Apple taking the top spots this year.
“A warm thank you for the trust placed in us by all the voters and of course, all the Solita employees who continue to build this work community. Solita has worked systematically on developing our company culture and building a great community. We are very happy to see this work is reflected both in the employer image survey and in the satisfaction and retention of our employees,” said Timo Honko, CEO of Solita Finland.
“We are really happy with this result. In addition to direct recruitment, we also continuously employ young talents through our Solita Academy training programs, which have become more popular every year,” says Elina Piipponen, responsible for recruitment at Solita Finland.
The internationalising company is also a popular employer outside Finland and sees Nordic work-life balance as one of its key competitive edges as an employer. The company has already received more than 25,000 job applications this year and has already hired more than 350 new employees this year. Solita now employs over 1,800 people in software development, data, design, cloud, and integration and operates in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Estonia, Germany, and Belgium.
Job stability is valued
Academic Work’s annual Young Professional Attraction Index (YPAI) survey of young professionals’ expectations and aspirations towards both work and employers reveals the most desirable employers in Finland among young professionals and what they value most in the workplace.
The survey results highlight that employers are expected to act responsibly in the world of work, including fair pay, meaningful jobs, and quality management. Technology companies continue to be seen as the most desirable employers for young professionals.
As in previous years, the most important factors for young professionals were good pay and benefits (63%), followed by the nature of the work (53%), nice colleagues, and a good working atmosphere (53%). Unlike in previous years, young professionals are now more concerned about whether their own job could be destroyed by the challenges they face. Almost a quarter of respondents said they pay attention to the stability of the company and how secure the employment relationship is.
A total of 2009 young professionals living in Finland responded to the 2023 survey. The YPAI survey looked at students in different fields and those who are five years or less from graduation.
Most attractive employers in 2023, TOP 10 (YPAI survey, 2023):
The most important issues for young professionals when it comes to working life (YPAI survey, 2023):
- Salary and benefits
- Nature of the job
- Good colleagues and working atmosphere
- Flexibility & work-life balance
- Location of the workplace
- Good management
- Opportunities for growth and career development
- Job and company stability
- Company values and culture
- Company reputation
Read more about Solita’s career opportunities and company culture.
For more information
Academic Work, Jasmine McBride, Talent Advisory Specialist, +358 50 447 7848, [email protected]
Solita, Elina Piipponen, Director, Talent Acquisition, Finland, +358 50 486 9482, [email protected]
Academic Work is one of the leading recruitment and staffing company specialising in young professionals in Finland. Academic Work’s sister companies are the training company Brights, the IT consultancy Crowd Collective, which entered Finland in spring 2020, and AW Executive Search, which specialises in executive recruitment and direct search. AW Academy trains and employs talent for new positions in sectors where there is a skills shortage. Academic Work Finland is part of the Akind family of companies. The company started its operations in Finland in 2008. Internationally, the company brokers around 20 000 jobs per year at group level.