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Scandic named best place to work in Finland

Press Release   •   Feb 13, 2017 07:00 GMT

On February 9, Scandic Hotels Oy was named Finland’s best place to work at the Great Place to Work gala held at Tapahtumakeskus Telakka in Helsinki.

The Great Place to Work survey recognizes the best workplaces in 51 countries around the world, bringing together the best employer brands and companies that excel in attracting and retaining talented employees. The list is based on employee surveys and cultural assessments at over 7,000 workplaces and more than 10 million employee responses are taken into consideration.

The survey has three categories including large organizations that employ more than 500 people. This year’s survey involved 151 organizations in Finland and a total of 49,000 employees.

This is the first time that Scandic Finland participated in the survey, but Scandic has received accolades for its work environment before. Last year, Scandic Denmark was named the second best place to work in Denmark, climbing from fourth place the previous year. Scandic was also voted the most attractive hotel employer by business students in a 2014 Universum Norden survey.

Employee satisfaction is a prioritized area at Scandic and the company uses employee surveys to constantly improve the work environment. Scandic also offers Scandic Business School, an internal program designed to help employees develop professionally, as well as Talent@Scandic, a one-year program that identifies and develops high-performing employees to become future hotel managers and leaders within the Group.

“Winning first place is fantastic proof that our 900 highly engaged team members at our 27 hotels in Finland enjoy their work and create great hotel experiences for our guests every day. With their industry expertise and dedication, they contribute to a positive and safe environment marked by clear corporate values, which makes us extremely proud”, says Lena Bjurner, HR and Sustainability Director at Scandic Hotels Group.

For more information, please contact:
Elin Westin, Director of Communication, Scandic Hotels Group
Email: elin.westin@scandichotels.com
Phone: +46 702 777526

Lena Bjurner, HR and Sustainability Director, Scandic Hotels Group
Email: lena.bjurner@scandichotels.com

Scandic is the largest hotel company in the Nordic region with 14,400 team members and a network of close to 230 hotels with about 44,000 hotel rooms in operation and under development. Scandic Friends is the biggest loyalty program in the Nordic hotel sector with 1.9 million members. Corporate responsibility has always been a part of Scandic’s DNA and Scandic has been named Best Hotel Brand in the Nordic countries (BDRC). Since December 2, 2015, Scandic has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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