Feeling Good? – Developing occupational well-being at Vincit

Last fall, we at Vincit decided to organize an internal job satisfaction survey to assist us in the development of our operations. The goal was to examine, in particular, the subjective occupational well-being of our personnel, which required making the specific features of our jobs and organization the focal point of the study. Traditional standard surveys did not seem to offer enough tools for this, and in the end we decided to create the survey from scratch in cooperation with our personnel.

With the Surveypal tool, all stages of the project were easy to implement. Our employees used the tool to suggest and vote for those themes related to occupational well-being that they personally found important and commented on the questions that were posted below them. After the design process concluded, the survey was conducted with the same tool, which had already become familiar. The response rate was 100% – our personnel clearly found the questions relevant and wanted to influence this subject matter.

From now on, we are going to conduct the Feeling Good@Vincit survey regularly and use it to monitor the development of occupational well-being. Our personnel praised the Surveypal tool for its ease of use and functionality, which facilitated the implementation of our new experiment. It offered more variety of reporting features than other tools did, and analyzing and presenting the results was easy.

Vincit Oy, which employs 130 people, is one of the most rapidly growing technology companies in Finland. The core business of the company consists of product-development services for customized software. Vincit has been voted the best workplace in Finland (Great Place to Work 2015 and 2014) and the Company of the Year for 2013.

Johanna Pystynen. The author of the article is the HR director of Vincit. Johanna has been in charge of the company’s HR management for many years. She has witnessed the growth of Vincit from a workshop of a handful of coders into a large IT company and seen how this has affected HR management.

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