We are a relocation agency committed to making work life better. In today's mobile working world, moving to another country is the new norm. Even so, it's a great moment of change on an individual level. How that transition is supported is a calling card for employers, and our job is to make this experience as seamless and comfortable as possible.
Currently, our homebase is in Helsinki, and our operations are rapidly increasing their footprint within the entire Nordic area.
Our recipe for successful relocation consists of a unique combination of skills and modern technology. This way we're able to provide an inclusive process regardless of location.
Our team consists of recruitment, employment and accommodation experts who all further specialise on the practicalities of cross-border relocation.
Our service was originally founded almost 10 years ago when Barona, the leading HR service company in Finland, and Forenom, the leading Nordic business accommodation agency, pooled their skills and resources together to provide a better and more comprehensive service.
We are part of Barona and Bravedo. We collaborate closely with other Barona and Bravedo companies in order to continuously serve our clients in new ways and to grow into an influential player in the Nordic relocation market.
As new types and fields of work are emerging, others are fading into history. Traveling, remote work and relocation are now the status quo. Relocation is all about helping your employees move, settle and start work seamlessly, thus enabling your business to grow.
We believe that well-integrated professional immigrants strengthen and enrich our society. We are entrusted to be their first contact in the Nordics, to show them the ropes of our system and, most importantly, make them feel welcome and at home.
We take our mission one step further and also aim to facilitate the integration of their families. We believe that this contributes to retaining valuable talent and the long-term well-being of our Nordic society.
Together we work to promote an equal and ethical working life. We encourage transparent operations that support diversity and honor differences. In our eyes, everyone deserves to find his or her own place in working life. We are not afraid to take up difficult matters when necessary. We encourage everyone to do responsible actions and find time to each other to do that little effort that can make quite a big difference to someone else. People of Barona are known for their responsible actions in working life.
We encourage experiments and rolling up one’s sleeves without the fear of mistakes. We are pioneers rather than followers. We set ambitious goals and create a happier and fairer working life through them. We respect those who take responsibility, the ones who spontaneously and creatively start developing something new (by utilizing their strengths).
We give people the freedom to be exactly who they are and to work in their preferred ways by following the principles we have set together.
With us, people do not have to hide any aspects of their lives, not a religion, not a hobby or the ones they love. We believe in people and the working life designed by them.
We create happier working life by working together. We share our competences and expertise with our colleagues, employees and customers. We respect each other’s opinions and strive to find the best solutions together. We make visible, and celebrate the achievements we have accomplished together.
“The relocation service aids the recruitment process as well as employees’ integration in the new country. A good relocation service is a competitive advantage for an employer that recruits internationally. The relocation process takes a lot of time and buying it is a cost and resource efficient option.
We have had a good co-operation with Barona. The service packages are sensibly developed and priced. We especially appreciate that they don’t stop before the job is done.”
Esa Johnsson, Head of Global Mobility at Outotec
“A good relocation experience is one of the key factors in ensuring that the newly hired talent will be able to start without any extra hassle. Relocation requires a lot of knowledge of bureaucracy and practical matters.
A good partner knows how things should be handled and can answer both our and our employees' questions. Our employees have experienced that Barona knows how relocation should be done properly and professionally."
Terhi Norokorpi, Office Manager at Holvi
“I was lucky to be offered a job in Finland. As part of my relocation package I was offered the services from Barona. Since the beginning of my contact with Barona until the moment I landed, everything was all nicely and efficiently organized and we finished all local registrations.
Barona’s team handled everything in a smooth and professional way. I would overall recommend Barona for any newcomer. They can help instantly to get you going, help you settle down here and you can quickly start exploring your new Finnish life.”
Mohamed Riyaz Shahinsha, Outotec
“When I was offered a job in Finland, I did a lot of research about Helsinki and the Finnish Culture. I was excited about the new chapter in my life and starting a new position. After I moved to Finland, things went beyond my expectations from how clean and beautiful the nature is to Finnish living style and the how hospitable the people are.
From the beginning of my relocation process, Barona Relocation was very helpful. It feels like I had a close friend who knows all the practicalities I must do to have a smooth relocation to Finland and helped me out through it. I think without help of Barona it might have took a lot to understand how things should be done.”
Pouria Maleki, RELEX Solutions
“We moved to Helsinki from Cape Town, South Africa in August 2019. Barona was excellent in helping us prepare both our visas, ensuring that all our documentation was correctly completed. It took a lot of stress off of us in such a stressful time! Once we arrived in Helsinki, Barona once again helped us immensely - ensuring that we got ourselves registered for everything that we needed to. This was again a big help! We definitely could not have done it without Barona, especially as we had no idea what to do or expect.
Moving to Finland has been an amazing experience, and we are very excited to live here! Barona was instrumental in making sure our immigration went as smoothly as possible, we are very grateful for their help and advice. Always ready to answer whatever questions we had, and always helpful and friendly.”
Wesley and Shannon Schrauwen, Smartly.io
“We did not pay a lot of attention on how lucky we were having Tatiana as a relocation consultant. But after a few stories from our friends who had moved to Helsinki after us and had a lot of problems and delays we realized how easy and comfortable was the paper process and renting an apartment with her help. Especially in December when all the things usually move very slow.
After these 10 months we are happy to live in Helsinki. It is very green, lovely and cozy city with nice architecture, a lot of parks and sea around. This city is perfect for work-life balance. The weather is much better than it is mentioned in different reviews and we have a lot of fun outside during the weekends and evenings after work. There are also a lot of interesting destinations near Helsinki, so we can spend weekends actively.”
Andrey and Marina, Smartly.io
“Relocation services are definitely needed in order to attract skilled people from foreign countries. As a small company, we don’t have the bandwidth to try and learn all the details that are needed to successfully complete all the administrative work that is needed in relocation. If you make a small mistake, that can cost you precious calendar time. That’s why it’s better that someone, who has done it many times before, is doing it.
For us, choosing Barona Relocation was a natural choice, because we work closely with Barona otherwise as well. The service package was also a good fit for our need and affordable. What I appreciated the most was the continuous and proactive discussion with both the new employee and me. The pro-activity and clarity of the entire process was great. We have only had one relocated employee and he was very happy about the service. It was a huge help for him to get all the administrative things cleared out with the authorities in 1-2 days, and then with the apartment search afterwards.”
Sami Niemelä, CEO at D2 Solutions
Whether you need advice on where to start, ask for an offer, give feedback or say thanks, don’t hesitate to contact us!