Newsec has achieved a truly stunning 4th place in the medium-sized enterprises section of the prestigious Great Place to Work® Finland survey, improving the company's ranking by a remarkable 12 places compared to the previous year.
Newsec is the only business in Finland to retain a top 30 position in this survey for 12 years running. The secret behind this year's superb success lies partly in the history of the company.
"Newsec has been investing strongly in its staff since the very beginning, with appraisals of staff satisfaction sustained over a long period even before the company began participating in the Great Place to Work® survey. Despite a fourfold increase in staffing over the last decade and about one hundred new colleagues recruited only last year, our principal value of Passion for Colleagues and Clients has remained the same, and it really shows in our daily operations," says Kai Keituri of Newsec.
Newsec has invested particularly in developing leadership skills, which have a major impact on job satisfaction and wellbeing at work. Training in both management and practical leadership has gradually expanded with the growing number of supervisors. This is also evident in the findings of the Great Place to Work® survey.
"Our operations are structured around teams that resemble small businesses within the overall organisation. These teams seek to achieve good results and pull together for the common goal. A very shallow hierarchy also facilitates this, as managers and supervisors are highly approachable," Kai Keituri explains.
In addition to leadership, the company is continually increasing its investment in staff welfare, and nowadays Newsec also has a Wellbeing Manager who focuses on issues of job satisfaction.
The present Newsec staff of about 400 employees includes both new talents and longer-serving veterans. Lauri Pulkka, Project Manager, Research & Digitalization, is one of newer faces at Newsec, having joined the development team about one year ago.
"As a new employee, I have enjoyed a suitable balance of responsibility and freedom since the very first day. It's nice to work in a specialist organisation where expertise is appreciated and encouraged to grow. I also respect the values of Newsec, and it has been gratifying to see how strongly those values affect our work in practice."
Merja Tuomi was on the brink of retiring from her duties in financial administration, but a change of job description and good colleagues persuaded her to continue working.
"A new job description supervising the Business Support team inspired me to continue, and it has been motivating to work with wonderful colleagues in a positive atmosphere. It has also been great to see how new financial administration specialists can grow into fine property sector professionals," Merja Tuomi explains.
Great Place to Work Finland® lists the best workplaces in three enterprise size categories every year. Newsec participated in the survey of medium-sized companies (50-499 employees).
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