We are a group of companies operating in several industries whose mission is to take society and the economy towards a better future. Though we operate internationally, our roots are dug deep in the Finnish soil.
The future is always full of uncertainties, but we see one full of possibilities: new and more effective ways of working, developing society and doing business.
By creating tailored and innovative solutions to impending challenges, we help our clients face the future with their full potential.
Together, the independent members of our community form a close-knit family united by the same set of values.
Our community was originally established in Finland in 1999. Today, we operate in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, Russia, Poland, Spain and Belgium. Our turnover in 2015 was 250 MEUR and we employ over 5 000 persons.
Barona Group is an attitude, a way of doing things. Bravery, persistence and hard work are all typical elements of the Northern mindset – a mindset shared by all of our community members. Driven by our set of values, we fearlessly seek out and face challenges, solve them efficiently and create growth around us.
RESPONSIBILITY. We create enduring solutions that stand the test of time. We hold ourselves responsible to society, our customers and our employees.
CREATIVITY. We unite communities and individuals and create unique circumstances where we are able to innovate and learn new things together. We approach problem solving in an original and unprecedented way, because the traditional methods can only take us so far.
BRAVERY. We take on even the most difficult of challenges. We persist and see things through, even though it does not always make us popular in everyone’s eyes.
CEO, Markus Oksa
The CEO of the Barona Group community is one of the two original founders. In 1999, Markus Oksa decided to put all his efforts into solving the gap between employers and employees that he had become aware of during a summer, when he was working at a construction site. We are still committed to solving this – and several other – issues, looking decidedly into the future.
Board of Directors
Haapanen Mikko (Chairman)
Deputy CEO: Markus Peltokorpi
Finance: Pasi Vilhunen
HR: Marita Paajaste
Sales: Jari Pitkälä
Marketing & communications: Anna Jalonen
Legal: Lauri Huhtanen
IT: Mikael Nuotio
Luona is a fast-growing Finnish company operating in the fields of social and health care services.
Established in 2014, Luona is a social and health care service provider, offering home care services and residential solutions. We operate as a partner of the private, public and the third sector in Finland. We offer health counselling and service assessment reaching over 1.5 million people and provide services at home or communal accommodation for 2.300 customers daily.
At Luona we firmly believe that by helping people to help themselves our work benefits the society as a whole. Our mission is to help people to participate actively in society, improve both the quality and self-management of life and thus enable people to live as independently as possible. We think that by investing in well-being and safety, the society’s resources are wisely used in the long run.
Luona employs 330 people within social and health care, service coordination, security, catering and Finnish language tuition in the capital region, Tampere, Oulu and Rovaniemi. Luona is a subsidiary of Barona Group.
Opteam is a recruitment professional that strives to reform the world of work in a responsible way through meeting the needs of a changing world.
We offer our clients a variety of services related to recruitment and resourcing, personnel development, outplacement, as well as occupational health services. Our business priorities include acquiring skilled employees, maintaining vocational skill levels, and implementing solutions that improve wellbeing at work. Our solutions are based on innovative and unbiased attitude on solving problems, expertise in the HR sector and a solid appreciation of the job market in various industries.
We are a strategic and operative partner for HR management in all stages of a company. We are a nationwide chain that operates locally, with a firm foothold in Finland, Poland, Slovakia and the Philippines.
SOLUTIONS FOR WORKING LIFE. We are an international company with Finnish heritage. Our mission is eliminating employment barriers. We bridge the gap between employers and employees, making work effortless for both.
We provide our clients with scalable and sustainable personnel solutions. We offer options and opportunities to our employees at all stages of their working careers.
Our service range covers everything personnel-related, from single recruitment to complex outsourcing solutions. Our broad and in-depth HR know-how gives us insight in creating the right personnel solution to meet your business’s current and future needs in a flexible way.
Our core business principles are: focus on customer needs, solution-orientedness and the best digital solutions within the industry.
We are an active capital investor. Our community offers an ideal environment for developing new business. We offer our community’s support, resources and know-how to the use of the startups nurtured by our group of companies.
FORENOM. Established in 2000, Forenom is a brave pioneer within the accommodation industry.It governs over 3 500 furnished apartments as well as several aparthotels and hostels across the Nordics. Forenom is the market leader within its industry within the Nordics, accommodating over 50 000 individuals every year. The company employs approximately 260 persons, and is expecting an estimated turnover of 60 MEUR for 2016. In addition to its prominent presence in Finland, Forenom operates in Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen. The platform-based accommodation solution Friday Flats is a part of Forenom.
FINITEC is Finland’s largest IT Contract Recruitment Agency, specialized in connecting the very best IT professionals and companies. We represent tip of the spear IT talent and help transform their expertise and knowledge into real business results and value for our Clients. Whether you need top professionals to join your team on a permanent basis or to help on a shorter term contract basis, we deliver. Website: www.finitec.fi.
WUNDERDOG is an agile software development company developing demanding and highly scalable applications for demanding customers. We support our customers to enlighten their digital vision and take care of the production using modern and agile methodologies & tools. Wunderdog was established in Finland in 2014. Website: www.wunderdog.fi.
ENABLING GROWTH. Saranen Consulting helps companies grow and experts find new positions. We typically work in growing fields that have a shortage of skilled employees.
We provide efficient personnel solutions for companies at all stages of a business’s life cycle. Our services are recruitment training programs, outplacement and re-employment services.
We work in close cooperation with the Finnish Labour Administration, businesses and different training organizations. Among others, our partners include Google, Microsoft, SAP Finland, Salesforce and local The Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centres) and employment agencies.
Our team consists of more than 50 recruitment and training specialists who help individuals and companies with their professional development.
Cresco specializes in psychology services such as aptitude testing and organizational development services. Our offering includes employee assessments, as well as development services on a process, individual, team and management level. We serve our customers with a combination of psychological and industry expertise.
Our mission is to help businesses, teams and individuals reach their full potential. The cornerstones of our service concept are confidentiality, flexibility, ethics and customer-orientedness.
TUNE YOUR SKILLS TO A NEW FREQUENCY. Uramuuntaja offers vocational training programs, where you can transform your skills and become a professional within the field of industry, logistics, construction or maintenance. In these fields, there is a considerable shortage of skilled employees, and our solution to this, is vocational training.
Our training programs consist of learning on the job and formal training. This offers a quick relief to companies struggling with the professional deficit and a meaningful way to learn a new profession to the individual.
In addition, we offer outplacement services to companies whose employee needs are decreasing. Our outplacement service package is a high-quality and efficient solution that assists employees in finding new employment quickly.
We are in close cooperation with many different social and educational organizations. Typically, the Labor Administration organization takes an active role in supporting both companies and individuals in their employment and labor needs.
BETTER MANAGEMENT, A BETTER FINLAND. We are a company specializing in Executive Search as well as management audit and leadership development. In less than five years, our distinguishable approach from the competition has brought us to be one of Finland’s largest executive search companies.
Our experience, network, progressive methods and sincere interest towards developing leadership are the foundation and platform of our service delivery. We aim at developing Finnish leadership; we see this as our responsibility to society, as thus we are creating the necessary elements in building future growth and success.
Momentous Brussels is focused on the recruitment of European lobbyists. We are a partner of Friisberg & Partners International, which enables international service delivery capability.
Our team consists of 19 dedicated leadership and management professionals.
We actively seek new ways to improve working life. One way to do this is to apply a service design approach to traditional processes, like recruitment, and implementing new technologies to create new ways for doing old things. Our team of technology and service design specialists is dedicated to develop solutions that reform the way we work and how we bring employment opportunities and individuals together.
In the future, we will see the recruitment process undergo a complete transformation, new and atypical ways of employment, a shift in the skillset in many industries and smarter and diverse ways of utilizing crowdsourcing.
Our team has created a wide range of practical and streamlined solutions, which are available to our customers as a part of our recruitment services. In addition, we offer several commercial solutions that are available independently.
TÙLKA. A video-based, mobile interpretation tool. www.tulka.com
JELPP. A next-generation recruitment tool powered by a matching algorithm. www.jelpp.com
REC.RIGHT. A video interpretation tool, which includes a light applicant tracking feature on demand. www.recright.com
Laura Forssell | Assistant | +358 50 464 6545
Markus Oksa | Chief Executive Officer
Markus Peltokorpi | Deputy CEO
Pasi Vilhunen | Finance
Jari Pitkälä | Sales
Marita Paajaste | HR
Anna Jalonen | Marketing & communications
Lauri Huhtanen | Legal
Mikael Nuotio | IT
Specialist Services | Lassi Määttä | +358 40 830 7646
Technologies & startups | Tuomas Mikkonen | +358 40 830 6029
Logistics Solutions | Kari Heikkilä | +358 40 550 0109
Industry & Construction | Vesa Karjalahti | + 358 40 830 7614
+358 20 198 3460
info at barona dot fi