Coming soon – New Service for Employers

Exciting news for all employers! International Fox Agency is building a digital service to help especially SME’s in hiring international employees. The service will advise employers in detail on best practices, processes, rights and obligations related to hiring a new employee of foreign nationality. Our working title for the service is PocketRelo HR.

We are very excited about this new service development and hope that the service will encourage more employers to hire international talent. We understand that the many details related to international hires can feel complicated, especially when starting to hire foreign employees. We know what to do, so we thought it would be useful to create a helpful service providing this in-depth knowledge.

The service is currently under development. It will be available online and easy to use, with no long-term commitment or excessive technical resource requirements. We want to thank Business Finland for the Innovation Voucher which enabled us to create a demo version of PocketRelo HR together with CYF Digital Services.

If you are interested in hearing more about the content and practicalities of using the service, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would also be happy to talk with suitable partners, so if you are interested in supporting the service development, give us a call.

In the meantime, do visit our websites for more information on our services and tips on moving to Finland and hiring international talent.

Have a nice day!

Kirsi & Tanja

+358 50 583 4308

Tunnissa tuumasta toimeen! Hyödynnä kv-kettujen osaaminen.

Me International Fox Agencyssa uskomme että jokainen työyhteisö ja organisaatio hyötyy monimuotoisuudesta. Monimuotoiset tiimit ovat tuotteliaampia, innovatiivisempia ja voivat paremmin kuin tiimit, joissa kaikki ovat ns. samasta puusta veistettyjä. Lisäksi tiedämme että parhaat osaajat tulevat usein ihan muista puista kuin suomalaisesta koivusta.

Oletteko te miettineet, että etsisitte osaajia siitä kansainvälisten osaajien joukosta, joka Suomessa on, saatikka ulkomailla? Kiinnostaako kansainvälinen rekrytointi edes ajatuksen tasolla? Me uskomme näet siihenkin, että kansainvälistyminen voi olla muutakin kuin utopiaa kaikenkokoisille organisaatioille.

Todistaaksemme tämän sinullekin tarjoamme tunnin ilmaista konsultointiaikaa jokaiselle organisaatiolle, joka harkitsee kansainvälisen osaajan palkkaamista. Sinua saattaa mietityttää mistä osaajan löydät, millaisen osaajan tarvitset, tai mitä tulee tehdä että osaajasi voi aloittaa työnteon tai kotiutuu kunnolla yhteisöönne ja alueelle. Me voimme auttaa pohdinnoissa ja antaa vastauksia koko kv-rekrytoinnin kaarelta työilmoituksen tekemisestä kotouttamiseen.

Ota ihmeessä yhteyttä hetimiten niin jutellaan lisää! Promokoodilla #kettutalkoot voit varata itsellesi ajan kun soitat tai laitat Kirsille viestiä (0505834308/ Ollaan kuulolla!

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IFA granted Innovation Voucher by Business Finland

Excellent news! We are happy to announce that International Fox Agency has received an Innovation Voucher from Business Finland to develop the next phase of our digital service PocketRelo.

IFA is partnering with CYF Digital Services to develop PocketRelo further so that it supports employers in international recruitment. PocketRelo HR (working title) will help any organisation employing international talents to keep up to date on their duties as the process moves along from recruitment to induction.

With the new version, IFA aims to support SMEs and other organisations with their internationalisation efforts and activities on a practical and significant level. We are very excited to partner with CYF who have experience in creating similar multifunction platforms and share our enthusiasm for facilitating internationalisation and diversity in local communities.

We would like to thank Business Finland for believing in our idea and CYF Digital Services for helping us develop our ideas into concrete plans.

For more information on PocketRelo HR and how IFA can help also your organisation outline and implement your internationalisation goals, contact Kirsi or Tanja at

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Foxes Spotted at Startup Sauna

Do you know what an accelerator is? Something speeding things up, sure, but who are they really for, and what happens in one? International Fox Agency tried one in the autumn of 2018. And it put a real big grin on each fox’s face!


Sometime last autumn Kirsi heard about something called Kiuas Start (Pre-)Accelerator. We knew that there were some accelerators in Finland and that they were intense workshops for tech ideas, but that’s about it. After a discussion with a more experienced person on our grand plan for IFA, we thought it might be worthwhile to try this accelerator thing ourselves too. The only challenge was to get into one of them. Luckily Kiuas Start’s application period was still ongoing, so we did what anyone does on a Saturday night over a glass of wine and applied for it.

To our positive surprise, we got into the interview! In the interview, we got excited about our grand plan, as we always do, and that might have just been the thing to get us in. Since we did get in, and suddenly we found ourselves in the middle of the startup hustle and bustle, tech talk and business hype. Our backgrounds seemed somewhat different to many of the other participants but luckily we don’t lack courage, and bravely went where few MA’s have gone before.

Again, to our positive surprise and encouragement, we found a lot of like-minded people at Kiuas Start. All of us participants were there to realise some goal. Many of us had a product to develop and the three-week programme certainly made all our plans go forward leaps and bounds. We went through the whole process of product development and got lots of useful feedback from our peers. We gained a lot of experience and valuable tips from mentors such as Pia Erkinheimo, Tomi Kaukinen, Risto Siilasmaa and Jari Jaanto.  Every session gave food for thought and practical ideas for service development.

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Photo: Matti Lehti gives Tanja valuable tips on website building.

The whole programme was very well structured. The three weeks were intense, full of talks, interactive sessions, workshops, even a hackathon, and of course, fun times. The organisers put in a lot of effort and facilitated a great programme for all of us. And we were all expected to deliver. too All participants were expected to come to the weekly meetings and all other sessions, deliver on their weekly goals, present their products and much more. The group was really supportive and our time together was very well spent.  We want to thank everyone in the program again for everything, the support, the cheer and the spirit.

It was a great privilege for us to participate in this program and we truly appreciate having this opportunity. We made many good connections and continue to keep in touch with our peers and mentors. In addition to learning more about business, strategy and our products, networking was the greatest advantage for us. We also had a private plan of using our own networks to help others and were happy to share some connections with 2/3 of the teams.

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Photo: Networking with Hack Junction’s Aleksi and Iiro

We wanted to share our experience at Kiuas Start Accelerator to encourage others to join too. If you have an idea about a service/product etc. and you find a suitable accelerator in your area, try it! It might be just the boost you need to get started! It’ll definitely give you confidence, great networks and good experiences to build on.

The application period for the next Kiuas Start is now open. Check out what’s in store and apply here. And if you want to hear more about our experiences, just send us a message (contact details here).

Oh, and our service that we wanted to develop? Well it’s just about ready, so keep watching this space. 😉

All the best,

Kirsi & Tanja

your partners in internationalisation