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Taija Stoat is based in Helsinki and provides a full line of international recruitment services for IESF. She works with various industries and with a broad range of clients in the Industry and Media sectors.

Prior to joining PD Search, Taija lived in Ireland, working in recruitment and organizational development. She also held a long career in criminal psychology and particularly valued by her clients for a sharp eye in finding, evaluating and selecting candidates.

Taija holds a Bachelor and a Master of Psychology from the University College Cork Ireland and the University of Helsinki. She is currently completing her PhD in Psychology.

Taija’s professional interests focus on developing cross-border business, while boosting psychological knowledge and understanding in the business world. In line with her career and research interests, she also advises organizations on recognizing manipulation of organizational behaviour and trains customer-service organizations in dealing with challenging clients.

About Personnel Group

PERSONNEL GROUP was founded in Tampere, in 1985. We have offices also in Helsinki, Jyväskylä, Seinäjoki and Oulu. Each Personnel Group site is an independent business operator, owned by its management. We specialize in recruitment and selection, executive search, organizational development and outplacement. Our expertise is a fine blend of business and psychological know-how. Our clientele consist of a wide range of private sector organizations, Finnish firms operating in international markets and international companies establishing their businesses in Finland. Many municipalities and unions are our public sector . Since the time of our framework agreement with Hansel Ltd. as personnel selection service providers, many government agencies have also used our services. We conduct more than 400 recruitment processes for our customers each year. We evaluate some 4,000 candidates for executive, managerial and specialist positions each year. We have professional psychologists who perform aptitude assessments. We are a Finnish recruitment sector leader.

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