Personnel and organisation

On 31 December 2019, Hansel employed 118 people (116 on 31 December 2019 and 95 on 31 December 2018). The average work input of the employees in 2020 was 111 (101 in 2019, 90 in 2018). At the end of 2020, women accounted for 57% of all personnel and 71% of Executive Committee members. The average age of employees was 43. At the end of the accounting period, 97% of the employment contracts were permanent (99% in 2019 and 99% in 2018).

A total of 56% of the employees had a master’s degree, 6% a bachelor’s degree, 9% a master’s degree from a university of applied sciences, and 15% a bachelor’s degree from a university of applied sciences. A total of 10% of the employees have completed secondary education, and 4% have no vocational qualifications. The company’s incentive system covers all permanent employees. Hansel adheres to the guidelines on management and key employee rewards and incentives issued by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Policy.

In 2020, 12 new employees were hired, three of them for fixed-term employment contracts. Ten employees left the company over the course of the year. Six of them resigned, two retired, one fixed-term employment contract was terminated on probation, and one was dismissed. An exit interview is carried out with employees who leave the company, to receive feedback.

The employees’ well-being and capacity for work is surveyed regularly, approximately every two years. In 2020, the survey was performed in September, and the average score was 3.87 on a scale of 1–5. Hansel encourages its employees to develop their competence. In 2020, Hansel employees participated in one training day on average. The low number is probably due to Covid-19, and several Hansel Academy training modules will be organised in 2021. Training and discussion sessions are regularly arranged for supervisors in connection with their supervisory tasks. A study of values and corporate culture concerning the entire company was launched in 2021.

A new collective agreement for Hansel

In 2020, a new collective agreement concerning all Hansel employees entered into force for the period between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2023. The collective agreement was signed by Hansel Ltd and the Federation of Professional and Managerial Staff (YTN), and it replaced two former collective agreements, both of which ended on 31 March 2020. Previously, Hansel had two different collective agreements, because the employees of KL-Kuntahankinnat Oy were transferred to Hansel as existing employees following the reorganisation of the company and its ownership on 2 September 2019. Until 31 March 2020, the collective agreement of the employer organisation Avaintyönantajat Avainta ry (AVAINTES) applied to them.

The negotiations for the new collective agreement progressed in good spirit, and the collective agreement applies to all Hansel employees except the Managing Director. As specified in the collective agreement, personnel will be represented by an employee representative and their deputy, selected from amongst the personnel. Interests of the personnel are also promoted by a personnel association (Hanselin ylemmät toimihenkilöt ry), which is a member of YTN. Roughly half of Hansel’s employees are trade union members. The collective agreement and employment guidelines are available on the company’s intranet.