The wait is over and the winner of the first-ever International Employer of the Year is out.

The winner is Raami Arkkitehdit Oy from Tampere! Congratulations Raami Arkkitehdit Oy!!

Thank you International Employer of the Year 2021 – Pirkanmaa for kickstarting an amazing project that boosts diversity.

Here are some insights from the competition. The competition was tough. There were ten exceptional employers on the shortlist and all of them had done a great job attracting, onboarding, and retaining international talents.

What made Raami Arkkitehdit stand out and impressed the Award Committee was that their business environment didn’t dictate a need to recruit international talents e.g. to be competent in certain markets. Raami Arkkitehdit had done so solely because they wanted to recruit the right talent regardless of the candidates’ nationality. After daring to make the first international hire that proved out to be successful, they had continued building a multicultural and diverse team of architects.

And thank you to all our nine other finalists:

  • Futurice
  • Radientum
  • Robit Plc
  • Exsensio ltd
  • Global Education at Tampere University of Applied Sciences
  • Lionbridge
  • Nokia
  • Rakennus-ALHE
  • Stora Enso Intelligent Packaging!