National Land Survey - the best place to work in Finland !
The State Treasury selected the National Land Survey of Finland (NLS) as the best central government workplace on 15 May 2012. The prize was awarded for the successful integration of activities aimed at wellbeing at work and occupational safety and health into all activities. The NLS has been developing such activities for a long time and in a systematic fashion.
"I believe that our good results are the consequence of work in the long term", says HR Director Maritta Yläranta of the NLS. "We aim to evaluate and improve ourselves all the time. Investments in wellbeing at work are a part of the high-quality work at the NLS.
Job satisfaction at the NLS is good and better than average in central government, which is exceptional for such a large organisation of 1.850 employees.
At the NLS, caring for the wellbeing of employees has been built into the annual performance guidance process through annual planning, a performance matrix and reporting. The NLS has invested more than the minimum requirement in the content and quality of occupational healthcare services. The NLS has taken the initiative in developing matters that usually require external consultants.
The results of performance assessment meters are exceptionally good. Strategic assessment meters are the percentage of non-sick days, the updating of skills and knowledge as well as the average retirement age. Skills and knowledge are seen as an important factor that contributes to wellbeing at work.
"The National Land Survey of Finland has on many occasions set an example for other central government workplaces to follow," said the jury.