Unique families are the power source of everyday life
As an employer, DNA understands this. At DNA, family-friendliness means above all practical measures. For some, such measures allow more time with friends, while others feel that they bring flexibility into working life for the needs of children or parents.
In spite of everything, we still have a lot of work to do. We continue to develop our practices and strive to take our employees in varying family situations into account more and more equally. That's why we've made family-friendly practices one of our most significant development targets as an employer this year.
Marko Rissanen, SVP, Human Resources
Survey: Friends, pets, grandparents and grandchildren are part of the family for many – it's time for employers to wake up to the range of family perceptions
According to a survey commissioned by DNA and carried out by Taloustutkimus (in Finnish), more than half of working-age Finns (57%) consider it important that the employer has family-friendly practices. Nearly half (46%) also feel it is important that the companies that provide services to them take into account various kinds of family situations and perceptions. Up to two out of three respondents (67%) feel that their family extends beyond the traditional concept of a nuclear family.
Recognition as a Family Friendly Workplace
The Family Federation of Finland has granted us recognition as a Family Friendly Workplace. The evaluation criteria for the award consisted of the outcome of a family-friendliness survey among employees, the quality and implementation of our development plan, as well as audits by the Family Federation of the practical implementation of family friendliness in various practises.
The idea behind the Family Federation’s project is that everyone has a family. Family is relevant to us all, because we all have close relationships. At DNA, the idea of family covers all the people with whom we are in close relationships. DNA has been part of the Family Friendly Workplace project since 2015. The focus of the project is on the company’s key assets, its employees.