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We are a family-friendly workplace

Over the past several years, Kela has taken active steps to adopt family- and father-friendly practices and to promote equality at the workplace. According to staff surveys, perceived work-life balance has improved, particularly between the two latest surveys, which were carried out in 2019 and 2021.

For its efforts to create a more family-friendly workplace, Kela was in May 2021 awarded the Family Federation of Finland’s recognition as a Family Friendly Workplace.

Among the reasons listed for the award were:

  • Kela has received high marks in staff surveys for its family friendliness.
  • This shows that Kela is an accountable employer, also when compared with others in its field, and that it demonstrates a commitment to keep developing.

Kela has worked systematically since 2016 to create a more family friendly workplace. We have talked with our staff about what they need and want, worked on our own attitudes and on how we communicate, put our managers through training, and promoted equality within our organisation.

Watch the video co-produced with the Family Federation of Finland on family friendly workplace culture at Kela. The video is about a family fiendly workplace. Length 1:36 min, in Finnish.

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Last modified 6/3/2023

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