Diversity and equal opportunities
We provide equal opportunities for all employees and see diversity, whether of age, gender or cultural background, as a strength, helping to build our competitiveness thanks to a reserve of varied experiences and competences.
As an employer, we are committed to the principle that all employees shall be treated with equal respect and dignity and shall be provided with equal opportunities to develop themselves and their careers. We support a culture of diversity where appointments to jobs, rewarding and personal success depend on individual ability and performance. In organizational development, we strive to ensure that management positions increasingly represent females, young professionals and different nationalities.
In many countries, the IT industry is still male dominated, and a more equal division of male and female employees will be difficult to achieve in the short term. To increase the amount of women in the company, we implement country specific equality initiatives based on local requirements and needs. For example, in Sweden we continue to aim for 35% of new employees recruited to be women.
At the end of 2014, 72% (72%) of personnel was male and 28% (28%) was female. The share of women in senior management positions reached 17% (19%) at year-end. By 31 December, our ten-person leadership team consisted of eight men and two women. Our Board of Directors consisted of eight men and two women.
To recruit young professionals we have, for example, a trainee program: a yearly graduate program in Finland, Sweden and Norway. To this program, we recruit motivated young talents, who can bring in new innovative ideas, help to drive the company change and also create a culture of cross-business networking to support building ‘One Tieto’.
Our approach to diversity and equal opportunities is supported by our Code of Conduct as well as our HR policy, which states that no forms of discrimination or disrespectful treatment at work are accepted. Our yearly goal is to have zero discrimination incidents. No confirmed discrimination cases were found in 2014. Three incidents were investigated, of which two investigations have been concluded.