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Mandatum Life is the best place to work in Finland

18.2.2020

Mandatum Life has been selected as the number one place to work in Finland in the large organisations category of the Great Place to Work Institute’s survey. Employee satisfaction was set as one of Mandatum Life’s strategic goals already back in 2008, and the company has made it on the list of Finland’s best workplaces for ten years in a row now.

“During its years in the Great Place to Work survey, Mandatum Life has expanded to the large organisations category. Throughout our years of co-operation, we have been able to witness Mandatum Life’s efforts to develop the company’s corporate culture, which has been inventive and bold, but at the same time supportive of the sector’s security and reliability. Developing the corporate culture has been a clear value choice and strategic focus for Mandatum Life’s senior management. Through its exemplary systematic efforts, Mandatum Life has been recognised as one of Finland’s best places to work ten times in a row, and now deservedly takes first place in the large organisations category,” says Katriina Grönqvist, CEO of Great Place to Work Finland.

“It is our employees who make Mandatum Life the best place to work in Finland. I am extremely proud of both our long-standing status as one of the survey’s top-ranking organisations and this especially fine achievement of being the best place to work in Finland,” states Mandatum Life’s CEO, Petri Niemisvirta.

“When Mandatum Life’s strategy was created in 2008, we also understood the importance of employees as a factor in the company’ success, and we chose employee satisfaction as one of our strategic goals. We made the decision to include our people and to listen to them. Ever since, we have persistently developed our HR practices and focussed on our personnel’s work satisfaction and ability to cope.

“Our corporate culture is based on trust, good leadership, a flat hierarchy and engagement. Mandatum Life must be the best workplace for the employees we wish to attract. At the same time, we ensure that we are One Mandatum Life – for our customers and our employees alike. I am thrilled that our goal-oriented efforts have led to receiving the title of the best workplace in Finland,” adds Niemisvirta.

This year, a total of 150 organisations participated in the survey. The ranking in the survey is based on an employee satisfaction survey and an analysis of the workplace culture carried out by the Great Place to Work Institute’s experts. This year’s employee survey consisted of 64 claims, divided into five areas: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and team spirit. The analysis of the workplace culture focusses on the organisation’s HR practices and looks into how well they support the building of an employee-driven HR culture.

Excellent results

When examining the total scores in the different areas, Mandatum Life’s results are again excellent. The results indicate that we have succeeded in creating a very good workplace – like last year, 91% of our employees would recommend Mandatum Life as an employer. Our trust index, measuring employees’ overall satisfaction, was the best in our history: 86% (84).

Mandatum Life once again received the Great Place to Work® certification granted to organisations in which at least seven out of ten employees consider their workplace to be a good one.

Examples of Mandatum Life’s results:

Trust Index total score (average of all claims): 86% (2019: 84%)
Overall, this is a very good workplace: 92% (2019: 90%)
In my opinion, our ways to engage with society are good: 87% (2019: 87%)
People are treated equally here, regardless of their origins: 95% (2019: 97%)
People are treated equally here, regardless of their gender: 91% (2019: 91%)
Would recommend Mandatum Life as an employer: 91% (2019: 91%)
Response rate: 90% (2019: 87%)

For more information, please contact:
Petri Niemisvirta, CEO: petri.niemisvirta@mandatumlife.fi, tel. +358 10 516 7200
Jatta Gerdt, Vice President, Human Resources: jatta.gerdt@mandatumlife.fi,  tel. +358 40 505 0022
Niina Riihelä, Vice President, Marketing and Communications: niina.riihela@mandatumlife.fi, tel. +358 40 728 1548