Our Recruitment Process: 7 Steps
The recruitment process of Silk Road Workforce Management has evolved during the 10 years of operation. Now we can safely say that we are one of the leading providers of foreign workforce management solutions in Finland. Our program is designed to be efficient, with a clear order of steps and a focus on attracting the best talent. In this article, we’ll discuss about how the recruitment process works.
As Easy As Possible
Silk Road understands the importance of a smooth and easy recruitment process. We believe that complexity can deter talented candidates from applying and can ultimately result in the loss of the best candidates. Therefore, we have designed our program to be easy and straightforward.
Order of Recruitment Process
Our program follows a clear order of steps. This ensures that each candidate is evaluated based on the same criteria and that the process is fair and consistent. The 7 steps in our recruitment process are:
- Signing Up
To begin the journey with us, the candidates must sign up as a nurse or a caregiver for one of our weekly online orientations. The sign-up forms can be found from our website. After filling in the form, the applicants receive an email with links to attend one of the upcoming orientations via Zoom.
In the orientation, the host will provide the participants the access to our self-study material. The material consists of different exercises, tasks and audio files. The purpose of the self-studies is to help the applicants master the basic skills of the Finnish language, including greetings, numbers and self-introduction.
- Document evaluation
After starting to learn the basics of Finnish language, it’s time to submit the documents for evaluation. This includes the diplomas or certificates of education, official transcripts of records, resumes and certificates of employment, if available. We will give instructions on how to submit the documents by e-mail.
After the documents are evaluated and the applicant has turned out to be eligible, we will reach out to them via e-mail for scheduling an interview with one of our interviewers. The interviews are done online and the interviewees can choose a time slot that suits their schedules the best.
- Language Studies
Once the interview is passed and the documents are checked, the language training will start. Our classes are designed to be flexible and accommodate the applicants’ needs because we understand that the applicants’ schedules may be hectic. We will also provide one-on-one sessions with a teacher. Those sessions assist the students to improve their speaking skills.
- Picking an Employer
After approximately six weeks of study, we will guide the applicants through the residency permit process. The processing will be done during the language training. We will also pick a suitable employer together. After that the only thing left before flying to Finland is couching the applicants to get started with their everyday life in Finland!
- Arrival to Finland
Upon arrival in Finland, we will be waiting for the new employees to pick them up from the airport and take them to their new apartments. We will also assist in setting up bank accounts, registering with population services, and familiarizing with the new workplace. We are here to make the transition to the new home country as smooth as possible.
How Long is the Recruitment Process?
One of the most common questions the applicants have about the Silk Road recruitment process is how long it takes. While the length can vary depending on the language training and the residence permit processing time, we typically complete the recruitment process within 6 to 12 months.
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