The main themes in 2014 were the creation of a uniform model for supervisory work, training supporting the model, and the completion of the Virtaa project, in which the aim was to reduce disability costs and promote workplace well-being. The year also saw the updating of the working capacity programme, introduction of the updated programme, and improvements in the efficiency and productivity of HR services with the help of a new HR reporting service.
A total of 71 (70) per cent of the staff members responded to the personnel survey conducted in the autumn. The Group's supervisor index stood at 3.63, which was slightly higher than in 2013 (3.57).
There were no major changes in the personnel structure of VR during 2014. At the end of 2014, the number of personnel totalled 9,689, which means a reduction of 545 person years compared with the same period a year earlier.
Finrail Oy, which is responsible for rail traffic control, became a state-owned company under the Prime Minister's Office on 1 January 2015. As a result, about 440 persons were transferred from VR Group to Finrail Oy.
VR continues to adhere to the change security model in accordance with the principles observed in the Group. A total of 481 persons retired during the year.
Personnel indicators 2012-2014
|Person years – average||11 080||10 234||9 689|
|Total salaries and wages EUR million||476,4||460,9||445,1|
|Permanent employees (average) % of Group work force||98,2||97,4||98,4|
|Fixed term employees (average) % of Group work force||1,8||2,6||1,6|
|Full time employees (average) % of Group work force||96,6||96,0||96,4|
|Part time employees (average) % of Group work force||3,4||4,0||3,6|
|Average age of work force||45,6||45,0||44,9|
|Average length of service in years of current employees||20||19||18|
|% of men in work force||82,6||82,4||82,4|
|% of women in work force||17,4||17,6||17,6|
|% of personnel that have development interviews||70||78||73|
|Sick absence as % of regular working hours||5,5||5,3||5,4|
|Accident frequency rate in VR Group *
(total number of accidents at work per million hours worked)
|New recruits with permanent employment, no. of people||928||718||683|
Accident frequency rate in VR Group *
As of 1 January 2013, VR Group has recorded all accidents resulting in a sick absence of more than one day. This makes comparisons with other sectors easier. The figures for 2012 show the number of all work accidents per million hours worked.