Services for employers

We work for Estonian companies, helping you to find and keep people with exceptional skills from all over the world.

Finding talent

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Join recruitment & marketing campaigns

We organize global recruitment campaigns to help Estonian companies find new employees from all around the world. All campaigns are done in cooperation with Estonian employers depending on their current needs and interests. Check the video of our latest campaign called Career Hunt Tallinn.

To participate in the next campaigns, please contact us.

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Marketing toolkit

Get access to the free marketing materials that help you promote Estonia as a great place to work and live. Toolkit includes tailored marketing messages, testimonial videos with expats living in Estonia, facts and photos, country-specific reports and much more.

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Participate in recruitment events abroad

Our team visits several international tech events together with Estonian companies to recruit ICT specialists from other countries. For example, in December 2018 we attended Devternity – the biggest software conference in Riga – together with 6 Estonian employers (Proekspert, Swedbank, Vaimo, Skype / Microsoft, It Talent and Derivco).

Events planned for 2019:
  1. Devoxx UK, 9-10 of May in London
  2. Riga Dev Days, 30-31 of May in Riga (joint stand cancelled)
  3. IT Arena, 27-29 of September in Lviv (joint stand cancelled)
  4. Full-Stack Fest, 4-6 of September in Barcelona (joint stand cancelled)
  5. The Developer's Conference, 27-30 of November in Porto Alegre
  6. DevTernity, 6-7 of December in Riga
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Join us!

Join our joint stand and contact Triin Visnapuu-Sepp for more information:

triin.visnapuu-sepp@eas.ee

Recruit international students in Estonia

EURES

The European Jobs Network (EURES) offers a wide range of services for employers looking to recruit across the European Economic Area (EEA). Get in touch with a local EURES adviser to see which of the following services they can provide for you.

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“Proekspert has attended tech conferences abroad with Work in Estonia and I´ve always admired their professionalism. The preparations have gone well and they are good at promoting Estonia and Estonian companies abroad. I´d also like to compliment their marketing skills, because the marketing campaigns are very interesting and creative.
All in all, Work in Estonia´s contribution has been really valuable to us. They´ve helped us to promote Proekspert and to recruit and relocate foreigners to Estonia.”
Grete Tammlo
Technical talent recruiter, Proekspert
“We have co-operated with Work in Estonia regarding several recruitment campaigns (including Career Hunt Tallinn). They have helped us to find foreign talent, especially for very complex IT jobs. Work in Estonia team has always been truly helpful and I´m sure that we will work together in the future as well.”
Mare Aasma
Recruiter, Finestmedia
“I definitely recommend the Work in Estonia team to other companies. Especially to those companies who want to find employees from outside the European Union.”
Vladimir Šaroi
HR manager, Saku Metall AS
“Work in Estonia has helped us with foreign recruitment - they have helped us to find ways how to make our international employees´ relocation process as smooth as possible and they have given us advice on topics related to life in Estonia. Work in Estonia´s team is always full of energy. Everyone we´e worked with have been friendly, professional and goal-oriented. It has been really easy to co-operate with them so we recommend Work in Estonia to everyone who needs to hire people from abroad or to help foreigners move to Estonia.”
Ene Krinpus
HR manager, Magnetic MRO
“Work in Estonia has been a great partner to The Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. During the past few seasons, we’ve co-organized foreigner recruitment meetups. The meetups serve a basis to share experience among HR-specialists whose daily work is related to attracting foreigner specialists to Estonia and companies. Throughout organizing these events, we’ve witnessed the rising number of companies who are recruiting talent from abroad. We’ve also seen first hand how the community has benefited from experience sharing. Work in Estonia is the best possible example of public sector initiative, which helps companies in their core business. Their team is very professional & driven- it’s been a joy to work with them.”
Piret Potisepp
Director of Services, Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
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“We´ve collaborated with Work in Estonia on various different events and we´ve been very satisfied with the results. This collaboration has brought us new opportunities to reach potential future employees. Work in Estonia team members have a positive attitude and they are goal-oriented, which makes them a very good partner.”
Maris Pihle
Talent Acquisition Specialist, Genius Sports

Start recruiting

Foreign recruitment consultations

Contact us to set up a 1-on-1 meeting with our foreign recruitment adviser who will help you go through the process of foreign recruitment. Ideal for beginners in foreign recruitment.

Hiring checklist

Have a look at our hiring checklist to see everything you need to know before starting to hire specialists from abroad.

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Roadmap for international recruitment

Use our new interactive tool that aims give a better understanding of foreign recruitment. By answering Yes-No questions, you´ll get a step-by-step overview of what kind of requirements you have to fulfil for foreign recruitment and what kind of authorities you have to contact to do so.

At the end of the journey, you can generate a PDF version or share a link of the specific journey via email.

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Available in Estonian, English and Russian language.

Made in cooperation between the Institute of Baltic Studies (IBS) and Work in Estonia (WiE), with the help of Estonian Police and Border Guard Board (PPA).

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International House of Estonia (IHE)

A cosy place in the heart of Tallinn to provide a wide range of consultation and public authority services for international newcomers in Estonia and local employers.

International House of Estonia opened its doors in November 2018.

Address: Valukoja 8, Ülemiste City. Please book an appointment online.

Services provided for employers;:
  • Employee adaptation & language consultation (30 min)
  • Migration consultation for employers (30 min)
  • Residential consultation (45 min)
Services for foreigners and their family members::
  • Address of residence (residence registration) (30 min)
  • Business counselling (45 min)
  • Career counselling (45 min)
  • Personal ID code (30 min)
  • Residence permit – consultation (45 min)
  • Settle in consultation (45 min)
check & book services online

Relocation guide

To help all newcomers settle in smoothly, we have published a special handbook “Relocation Guide to Estonia”. It covers the most important topics such as housing, education, transportation, healthcare, taxes and much more. Available in English and Russian, both in print and online.

If you would like to have free copies of Relocation Guide at your office, please contact us: info@workinestonia.com

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Welcoming Programme

You can help your international employees settle in smoothly in Estonia by suggesting them to take part in the free Welcoming Programme offered by the state.
The programme consists of 8 different modules, including A1 language course. Participation in the programme is for free.
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Counselling and support in organising the Estonian language studies

The Integration Foundation helps employers to:
  • analyse the reasons for learning Estonian and set goals for studies
  • set the length (volume) and intensity of the language course
  • to find a teacher and agree on the content of the studies (topics, areas of work, etc.).
The foundation also organises languages courses, language cafes, culture clubs, online materials and other opportunities for language learning.
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EUR 3000 Grant

Estonian companies and local subsidiaries of international companies can apply for a EUR 3000 grant per hired person. The grant is aimed at supporting recruitment of foreign:

  • information and communication technology specialists
  • engineers

to help alleviate shortage of top specialists.

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Attend monthly foreign recruitment meetups

Every month we visit a company in Estonia to hear about their experience with foreign recruitment. CEOs, HR managers and recruiters are all welcome to join.

Have a look at the upcoming events on Facebook and join!

Events are organised in cooperation with Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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“We are an international company and first and foremost we are looking for engineers from all around the world. The foreign recruitment grant is definitely helpful.”
Agne Sokolov
Head of People & Culture, Bolt
“I definitely recommend the Work in Estonia team to other companies. Especially to those companies who want to find employees from outside the European Union.”
Vladimir Šaroi
HR manager, Saku Metall AS
“Work in Estonia has helped us with foreign recruitment - they have helped us to find ways how to make our international employees´ relocation process as smooth as possible and they have given us advice on topics related to life in Estonia. Work in Estonia´s team is always full of energy. Everyone we´e worked with have been friendly, professional and goal-oriented. It has been really easy to co-operate with them so we recommend Work in Estonia to everyone who needs to hire people from abroad or to help foreigners move to Estonia.”
Ene Krinpus
HR manager, Magnetic MRO
“We´ve collaborated with Work in Estonia on various different events and we´ve been very satisfied with the results. This collaboration has brought us new opportunities to reach potential future employees. Work in Estonia team members have a positive attitude and they are goal-oriented, which makes them a very good partner.”
Maris Pihle
Talent Acquisition Specialist, Genius Sports
“Proekspert has attended tech conferences abroad with Work in Estonia and I´ve always admired their professionalism. The preparations have gone well and they are good at promoting Estonia and Estonian companies abroad. I´d also like to compliment their marketing skills, because the marketing campaigns are very interesting and creative.
All in all, Work in Estonia´s contribution has been really valuable to us. They´ve helped us to promote Proekspert and to recruit and relocate foreigners to Estonia.”
Grete Tammlo
Technical talent recruiter, Proekspert

For spouse and family

Spouse programme

Now, a free specialised career consultation service is offered to the spouses of foreign specialists coming to Estonia. Consultations are taking place at our International House of Estonia. Share the opportunity among your co-workers.

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Buddy programme

Coming soon!

Career counselling

Helps you to make professional decisions and plan your career in Estonia. We help you to gain knowledge about Estonian labour market and provide you with tips on being more successful in your job hunt. Book an appointment online.

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Triin Visnapuu-Sepp

Triin Visnapuu-Sepp

Work in Estonia manager
triin.visnapuu-sepp@eas.ee

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