Mazhr was part of the City of Helsinki's Spouse Program to employ spouses of foreign workers.
January 2022-June 2022
Project planners the City of Helsinki: Maija Melo & Jochen Faugel

Project Manager Mazhr: Antero Ojanaho
“We are pleased with the results we gained in the Spouse Program in 2021. Many participants were extremely happy that the Spouse Program provided them with this kind of service. We wanted to continue offering individual career coaching as our participants from last year found it  so useful”, says Maija Melo, project planner from the Spouse Program.

The aim of the Spouse Program is to support the integration of spouses who have moved to the Helsinki metropolitan area from abroad. The employment of the spouse has been studied to have a connection with the enjoyment and retention of the whole family in the area.

“The shortage of talents is an identified and growing challenge globally and in Finland. Especially the matching between skilled international talent and unemployed with the companies in short for talent is often a costly and time-consuming problem for both individuals and organizations. Mazhr Digital Solution helps in this by matching the individuals’ competencies, strengths, work values and motivational factors with the organizations’ need instead of an old-fashioned CV- and merit-based recruitment.”, says Teemu Jäntti, CEO of Mazhr.

The Spouse Program provides a peer-to-peer community, support for employment, and guidance for settling into a new society and culture. The Career Coaching focuses especially on individuals’ specific needs and provides tailored tools and coaching to achieve participants’ career goals.

“Customers are really motivated and have a diverse background. Common challenges to many are identification and promotion of their own career competencies and strengths. Mazhr Digital solutions combined with individual coaching helps in these issues effectively, because it combines work-psychology, AI-driven insights and human empathy.” says Antero Ojanaho, Head Coach of Mazhr.

During 2021, as part of the Spouse Program, almost 130 professionals from over 25 countries participated to the Mazhr Career Coaching. Due to the results and feedback, the Spouse Program will continue providing the coaching service to its participants also in 2022.

Nilima Nerpagare Spouse Program
My goal was to find a job in Finland suited to my skills and experience after moving here from the UK. I was getting interviews but the challenge was understanding the structure of interviews, and what the recruiter expected from me.

I prepared for the interviews by doing research on behavioral questions and reflecting on my own professional experience. After going through four stages of the interview process, I am now working at a company near Helsinki.

Mazhr career coaching helped me to identify my strengths in work-related behavior and how I could build on them. The career coaching is tailored to you so you will discuss your interests in a way that suits your journey and future career.

What I found most useful from Mazhr Career coaching was exploring how an interview is structured and how to express your overall fit to the role and organisation. I recommend this service.

Hannah Roach, Recruitment Trainee
Nilima Nerpagare Spouse Program
I relocated to Finland with my spouse and was eager to excel professionally. My main challenge was not knowing how to position myself in the job market. Applying for jobs, I often found it difficult to talk about my career, which included versatile professional roles and areas of expertise.

It is amazing how much support I received from many people and organizations in Finland to whom I owe this journey. The Spouse Program offered me free-of-charge career coaching sessions provided by Mazhr Digital Solution & Coaching which was a breakthrough in my integration.

During coaching, Mazhr made it easy for me to talk about my strengths and myself in a job interview. I got a better understanding of what unique skills I may bring to the team, what kind of people I would like to work with, and what values drive me in my professional life. It transformed my career path, and I am more than happy to start my new job with this knowledge, as I am confident that it will help me to grow further.

Ekaterina Milchakova, Event Coordinator
Our solutions

Services in the Spouse Program by the City of Helsinki

Communicate your strengths
Coaching helps talents communicate their strengths and values to identify and get the right job. Get direction to your career.
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