Employee relations

We maintain a high priority on active collaboration with personnel representation bodies. In countries where these rights are restricted, our intranet with social media functionality enables independent and free discussion on work environment issues. In line with our Open Source culture, we support a transparent and open discussion throughout the company, as well as initiatives that strengthen working conditions and psycho-social wellbeing.

As stated in our Code of Conduct, we support freedom of association and collective bargaining as defined in the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. The European Works Council (EWC) in Tieto is the company Personnel Representative Body (PRB), which works to uphold a free flow of information throughout the company. Human resources work as an enabler and make sure that all agreements are followed through as agreed. For example, our head of HR is responsible for facilitating the EWC meetings based on the wishes of the EWC members

Our personnel elect two members and two deputy members to the Board of Directors. This is done by the personnel representatives in accordance with the Personnel Representation Cooperation Agreement. Through personnel representation, our aim is to achieve, among others, increased unity in decision making concerning, for example, business operations, financial matters and personnel considerations.

Naturally, we follow the local employment laws and practices, collective agreements, and individual contract terms. Our aim is also to support the employees who are under threat of losing their job with proactive communication as early as possible, and to provide different forms of coaching and support to facilitate finding a new job outside Tieto. 

The majority of Tieto employees are covered by collective bargaining agreements. Data collection routines for calculating the exact percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements have not been completed and implemented during 2014.1 

In countries of operation where collective bargaining is not applied, for example China and India, our intranet, available to all employees globally and including social media, plays an important role in supporting a free and open discussion in the company. In addition, in India employees have formed a Voice Action Planning Committee, with the primary goal of identifying ways to cater to issues raised in the Voice employee engagement survey, and take action on these. The tenure of this group is one year. Furthermore, Indian employees every year elect an Association for Sports, Social and Entertainment Activities. The core objective of this group is to plan and conduct engagement activities within sports, culture and corporate responsibility, to mention a few areas, for the employees of Tieto in Pune, India. 

Tieto Young Professionals (TYP) is an activity and networking club for young employees working in Tieto and is a group established for bringing together young professionals. TYP organizes activities regularly, ranging from career events to more informal get-togethers. This network offer possibilities to network, socialize, create and share ideas, develop skills and capabilities as well as further careers, and get to know Tieto better.