Diverse L&T – personnel in figures

Our personnel are highly diverse, with a broad age distribution and more than 80 different nationalities represented. Some 16 per cent of our personnel have immigrant backgrounds.

In 2016, we employed approximately 8,000 people in Finland, Sweden and Russia. Each year, we recruit some 2,000 employees in Finland, including approximately one thousand summer workers. 

The availability of good employees is becoming increasingly challenging, particularly in growth centres. Ensuring the availability of employees is a critical success factor in our labour-intensive industry. It can be influenced by reducing employee turnover, taking measures targeted at specific professional groups and by activating groups outside the labour market. Employee turnover varies substantially between our different professional groups:

  • Facility Services 35.8% 
  • Industrial Services 14.6% 
  • Environmental Services 8.6%
  • Salaried employees 15.8%

In 2016, we held 58 statutory employer–employee negotiations, which led to the termination of the employment of 133 employees. Of those whose employment was terminated, 51 were salaried employees and 82 were non-salaried employees. In addition, six people were temporarily laid off as a result of the negotiations. The reasons for the large statutory employer–employee negotiations were loss-making and unprofitable operations.

We promote diversity

We want to promote diversity and the employment of immigrants. We have aimed to actively promote the integration into Finnish society of refugees entitled to asylum by offering them employment opportunities through a new kind of integration training. The project is part of a project launched by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, which includes several employers and institutional investors. The new model combines traditional integration training with vocational training. As the Finnish State has experienced challenges in launching the new operating model, the training has not yet begun in spite of efforts to do so. 

In addition to its involvement in the project, L&T has assessed alternative methods to promote the employment of immigrants, as the company has vacancies that it has not been able to fill with jobseekers representing the native population.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Personnel in figures
2016
2015
2014
 
Total number of full-time and part-time employees at year end
7,931
8,085
7,830
 
Finland
7,023
7,192
7,076
 
Sweden
652
640
507
 
Russia
256
253
247
 
Average number of employees converted to full-time
7,199
7,099
7,257
 
Personnel by gender
 
female, %
46
48
47
 
male, %
54
52
53
 
Personnel by type of employment
 
permanent, %
93
95
94
 
temporary, %
7
5
6
 
full-time, %
66
63
63
 
part-time, %
22
24
25
 
employees called in when necessary, %*
12
13
12
 
Leased employees by personnel group
 
salaried employees
897
1,886
 
employees
27,146
24,063
 
Personnel by personnel group
 
salaried employees, %
16
15
16
 
employees, %
84
85
84
 
Share of employees with an immigrant background, %**
16
17
16
 
from the EU
41
43
41
 
outside the EU
59
57
59
 
Average retirement age bu country
 
Finland
63.8
63.1
63.1
 
Sweden
65
65
 
Russia
57.5
57
 
Sickness absences, %**
4.8
5.2
5.3
 
Accident frequency
15
11
17
 
Percentage of employees who had target setting and performance reviews, %
80
85
80
 
* Type of employment in use only in Finland
 
** Figures cover only operations in Finland

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Personnel by country

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Employees age distribution

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