The goal is to bring demand for skills together with supply.
– Finland is such a small country that we cannot afford to waste skills. We must be able to both demonstrate and use them. Current, CV-oriented job applications over-focus on employment history, titles and education. A person’s skills may actually be different to those suggested by their formal qualifications, explains TE-Digi Project Manager Mikko Rantahalme.
In the most prominent aspect of the reform, Työmarkkinatori.fi, applicants will complete a single skill profile based on which they will be able to view the most suitable services at national level.
– The service recognises various skills based on profession and employment history. There is no longer any need to spend time updating basic information; instead, the user can focus on highlighting their own skills, says Jaana Majakangas, who is working on the TE-Digi project for Gofore, providing an example of the modernity and ease of the service experience.
Under construction is a genuine matchmaking service for working life, enabled by data combined from different sources and various AI solutions that, among other things, can recognise skills based on natural language.
– With the new solution, old-fashioned vacancy listings will become history, says Gofore’s Head of Business Riikka Vilminko-Heikkinen with excitement, adding that huge amounts of work have been done under the hood to standardise service paths and revise overall CRM in TE services.
Standardisation work based on service-design methods forms the basis of the entire system. This has enabled both consideration of the needs of future users and the use of AI on an exceptionally large scale.