[Podcast] Competition: Design A Logo For WIISE

Etelä-Pohjanmaan WIISE ry (Work Integration for Immigrants Service) is a membership association which aims to develop and maintain a positive ecosystem in Etelä-Pohjanmaa, in which immigrants and Finns who move to the area can thrive. In which they integrate into working life and settle into everyday life.

We are launching the association officially in October 2020 but ahead of that launch, it needs a logo and we would like our members and followers to help us with the design.

[Podcast] Summer 2020 – ‘Meaningful’ Work and Support For Small Firms

This week, I wanted to take you back a couple of months and give you some insight into how I’ve experienced summer 2020… People listening from outside may find it strange, but a four-week summer holiday is quite normal for workers in Finland and five or even six weeks is not unheard of. While this is undoubtedly nice for individuals, it does have an effect on business during the summer months. Everything sloooooowwwwws down.

Gradually and yet all at once, I found my calendar for June and July becoming more-and-more empty. I decided that if I cannot do any invoiceable work, I will focus on meaningful work that will have benefits at a later date.

[Podcast] Integration Evaluations For International Students Are A WIISE Decision

This episode is based on an earlier blog I published “Helping Migrating Workers Settle Into Everyday Life Is A WIISE Decision”. Since then, things have developed and the Work Integration for Immigrants Service (WIISE) has now completed its first project, working with a group of international business students from SeAMK in Seinäjoki.

[Podcast] International Business, Entrepreneurship in Finland and Immigrant Integration

Welcome to the International Business from Finland with Mark Wiltshear. Where I take you behind the scenes of my solo enterprise, or toiminimi in Finnish. In this episode, I explain how I came to be at the centre of these seemingly disparate areas of business in Finland, and what you can expect from this series.

Helping Migrating Workers Settle Into Everyday Life Is A WIISE Decision

[4 MIN BLOG] “The Initial Assessment from WIISE can be offered to immigrants in various situations: employees moving for work, families of migrating workers, international degree students and potential entrepreneurs.”