Success through workplace well-being

VR Group has invested in the well-being of its personnel for many years. The period 2010-2014 was successful in terms of workplace well-being.

VR encourages its personnel to adopt healthy habits, such as physical exercise, non-smoking and non-use of intoxicants. There was a decline in the sick-leave percentage, in the number and cost of disability pensions and in the cost of workplace accidents between 2010 and 2014. Read more about workplace well-being.

Development of supervisory work continued with the Esimies 2014 (Supervisor 2014) project, the aims of which were set out in the model for good supervisory work. Read more about supervisory work.

Working conditions are continuously improved with the help of new technology and other tools. Train drivers' personal tablet computers and the smartphones of train staff make communications and the allocating of work shifts easier.

Personnel figures (31 December 2014) 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Number of new employment relationships 1) 683 718 928 796 664 587 897
Number of employment relationships ended 1)3) 1,182 1,166 1,840 1,200 997 963 788
Total personnel turnover 1), % 9.9 8.5 12.57 8.9 6.8 6.1 6.6
Employment relationships valid until further notice 2) 9,862 10,274 10,623 11,693 12,059 12,285 12,480
Fixed-term employment relationships 2) 119 204 171 95 159 286 336
Number of employees working outside Finland 580 531 498 517 452 275 290
Average length of employment relationship 1), years 18 19 20 20 21 21 22
Gender breakdown 1)
men, % 82 82 83 83 83 84 84
women, % 18 18 17 17 17 16 16
Retired 1)
old-age pension 408 445 432 501 441 431 274
disability pension 55 62 59 88 101 104 102
Sick leave absences 1) % 5.4 5.3 5.5 6.3 5.8 5.6 6
Average retirement age 1) 59.1 58.9 57.5 57.9 57.7 1) 57.8 1) 56.9 1)
1) The figures do not include the foreign operations of VR Track and VR Transpoint.
2) The employment relationships of the personnel in VR Track's and VR Transpoint's foreign operations are given as employment relationships valid until further notice. This is because no information on fixed-term employment relationships has been collected.
3) The figure includes the transfer of the Corenet Ltd's personnel to outside the Group.