Rise Within: How Internal Mobility is Revolutionizing the Modern Workplace

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As a talent strategist, I believe that my role goes beyond just being a salesperson, marketer, or magician. The true essence of my work lies in creating a competitive advantage for the company through strategic total talent planning. In today’s fast-paced, global, and competitive job market, traditional recruitment methods fall short of meeting the requirements. Therefore, we need to revolutionize the way we approach recruitment.

It’s time to rethink HR and develop a fresh perspective that prioritizes people over process. Rather than sitting on the sidelines as a support function, HR should be an enabler and a key business function. Culture, leadership, and empowerment should take precedence over systems and processes. This new approach applies to recruitment as well.

The recruitment landscape has undergone a significant transformation, and we should embrace these changes. Social media, innovative recruitment tools, and employer branding have all redefined the way we attract top talent. In today’s world, recruitment is no longer just a transactional process, but a strategic marketing endeavor. Top candidates have become more selective, and a compelling employer brand is crucial for success. As we navigate this ever-evolving world, we need to find new ways to attract, retain, and develop the best talent.

But how do you find the best talent? How do you attract them? And how do you retain them? Stick around and lets find out.

And while we’re at it, let’s embrace the revolution and create a future where talent strategy plays a central role in driving business success.




My name is Ville and I’m a farther of two, a husband, a geek, a talent hunter and a leader. As a geek, tech recruiting is somewhat a natural fit. I especially like the versatility and how it’s not just recruiting but also many other things. It also lets me mingle with geeks alike, without the need to be an engineer myself. I do what I do because: 1) It lets me to make a difference, 2) Every case comes with new challenges, 3) It gives me the ability to network with interesting people.

Currently I’m leading Talent Acquisition at KPMG Finland. .

This site has been around since 2011 and is actually my second blog. The first one was called “Omenafarmi” [Apple Farm] and as the name suggests it was all about the wondrous walled garden of Apple. Omenafarmi was written entirely in Finnish to fulfil the need for a Finnish Apple site. This seemed to be working quite well. Over the years Omenafarmi established its place among the Finnish Apple enthusiasts and was reaching couple thousand unique visitors per month. A very respectable number considering that Apple wasn’t yet a household name in 2007 (not in Finland at least).

Ultimately writing for the site became more of a must rather than something fun. So, I decided to pull the plug in 2007.

Besides the blog there was also a podcast. “Farmarit” [Farmers] podcast was once one of the most listened podcasts in the Finnish iTunes Store, which was quite extraordinary achievement! Farmarit was all about films, TV and videogames seasoned with some groovy indie music. Most importantly it was really fun to do!

I enjoy cooking! And I love Italian food. It’s so simple, elegant yet delicious! I also enjoy reading enormously. Though, I have to admit I don’t do it nearly as much as I would like to. My reading consists mainly of (some might say boring) biographies and books relating to management, society or politics.

Final note. There’s no need to panic if you’re not into recruiting, management and all that “boring” stuff. Technology has been the back bone of this site from the beginning and will remain so. I will publish in two categories and it’s up to you to make the decision which one is for you.


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Recruiting is hard. It’s just finding the needles in the haystack. You can’t know enough in a one-hour interview. So, in the end, it’s ultimately based on your gut. How do I feel about this person? What are they like when they’re challenged? I ask everybody that: “Why are you here?” The answers themselves are not what you’re looking for. It’s the meta-data.
Steve Jobs