*) The figures in Norway include an adjustment to include apprentices in the total amount for 2014
**) Persons at work, does not include long absences or temporary lay-offs the duration of which in more than one month
Changes in 2015
All in all, the number of personnel increased by a total of 44 employees or by 1% in 2015. The number of personnel increased most in our Eastern European countries (Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Chech Republic) with total increase by 326 employees or +21%.
The number of personnel decreased most in Norway, where we at the end of 2015 employed 141 employees less than at the end of the previous year (or -5%). In Norway, the slowdown in the oil industry had an effect also on the technical installation and maintenance business.
In 2015, we had 2,329 new recruitments, which means that at the end of the year 13% of our employees were those recruited during 2015. 29% of new recruitments were conducted in Sweden and 23% in Finland. Also Denmark was active in recruiting: 19% of our employees in Denmark were new recruitments in 2015. This development was in line with the previous year.
The changes in the number of personnel related to Caverion’s ongoing transformation to be a leading European provider of advanced and sustainable life cycle solutions for buildings and industries.
We always aim to find alternative solutions and arrangements to lay-offs using, for example, internal transfers and pension arrangements and by concluding fixed-term agreements and implementing temporary redundancies.
We are committed to equal treatment
In accordance with our Code of Conduct, we do not allow discrimination of any kind such as related to age, gender, nationality, social status, religion, physical or mental disability, political or other opinions or sexual orientation.
Although the industry has traditionally been male-dominated, we want to play our part in making it more attractive to women as well. For example in Germany in 2015 Caverion organised a Girls-Day, a one-day event for young girls to learn more about male-dominated jobs.
In 2015, women’s share of our personnel, Group Management Board and The Board of Directors remained on par with the previous year: Women made up 10% of our entire personnel (2014: 10%). In our Group Management Board 14% (14%) were women and in Board of Directors their share was 33% (40%).
Caverion pays careful attention to developing collaboration between the company and its employees, on the local, national and European levels. The EWC (European Works Council) agreement forms the basis for international collaboration within our company. The objective is to promote collaboration, the dissemination of information and the exchange of opinions between the Group’s management and personnel. The EWC convenes three times a year, in varying compositions.
Caverion’s EWC meetings in 2015 was held in Helsinki in June 2015 and it was attended by 35 personnel representatives from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Austria and Lithuania.