Employee health and wellbeing
All employees in Tieto have the right to a good and safe working environment, which supports physical and mental wellbeing. We believe this is fundamental in order for our employees to perform and develop as professionals as well as individual people.
Our Occupational Health and Safety Policy applies to all employees and business operations. Our objective is to proactively avoid any physical or mental illness, accidents or incidents caused by the work environment and affecting the general health of an employee. We have a zero tolerance for work-related injuries. If a work-related injury occurs, we will actively work to eliminate the cause of the injury.
Despite our proactive approach, we recognise that work in the IT sector can sometimes expose employees to stressful work environments affecting wellbeing. The technological development of society, digitalization, and rapidly changing customer needs, combined with increased globalization and competition, force IT services companies, including their employees, to continuously adapt and develop. In addition, complex assignments in time and cost-critical projects can increase the risk of stress for individual employees. In 2013, we started to measure our employees’ work-life balance. According to our 2014 Voice survey, 94% of employees perceived that they have energy left above work-related demand. Our target is a rate of 100%, with 95% as a minimum.
Initiatives that support the psycho-social work environment and enable a good work-life balance for our employees continue to be a high priority in the company. Our digital collaboration and communications tools make it possible for our employees to work on as well as offsite, depending on the type of work being conducted. In addition, our Open Source culture aims at empowering employees to influence their work, and to create an open work environment where issues can be raised should they occur.
The overall responsibility for developing health and wellbeing in Tieto is carried by our Human Resources (HR) function. The HR team in each country of operation is responsible for the co-ordination and implementation of arrangements related to occupational health and wellbeing. In addition to injury or sickness-related healthcare, we offer various health-promoting initiatives such as annual health check-ups or counselling for stress- or family-related issues. We also encourage employees to participate in sports and leisure challenges and other activities arranged by the company. Country-specific practices vary according to specific local needs and priorities, and local legislation.