Analysis of Companies' Attitudes Towards Recruitment of Skilled Refugees in Finland
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Migratory flows have escalated especially during the past year. In general, the current refugee crisis has formulated both negative and positive stances towards refugees. In consequence of various perspectives, it was seen relevant to spread awareness of the skilled refugees as a potential workforce. Subsequently, this thesis concentrates on analysing companies' attitudes of skilled refugees’ employment in Finland. In relation to a recent German study, reflections towards refugees' employment are made.
The attitudinal scope of this thesis refers to the complexity of the topic. Companies' stances were examined by setting 'bipolar attitude pairs' to enable thematic analysis. The key findings suggest a strong indication to openness towards hiring skilled refugees. However, the results demonstrate a solid correlation with criticality in regard to the plausibility of skills. Facilitating employment of skilled refugees are not seen as a top priority for most of the companies, partially due to lacking multicultural work communities and the experience of hiring foreigners in Finland.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 59 p.
attitude, company, employment, Finland, qualitative, recruitment, refugee, skilled, system 1 thinking, system 2 thinking
Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-296678OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-296678DiVA: diva2:939370
Master Programme in Business and Management
Lampou, Konstantin, Professor