We improve wellbeing at work
Productive work requires employees to have the required competence and skills, the ability to manage their schedules, and comfortable and safe working conditions. Kesko has a long-term approach to maintaining and improving wellbeing at work.
Our aim is to improve Kesko employees' working capacity and motivation, reduce sickness absences and raise the retirement age.
We develop our employees' skills and provide them with training on a continuous basis. In 2011, around 23,800 K-Group employees studied at K-insituutti, Kesko's subsidiary which organises training for Kesko employees and store personnel. The online learning environment is increasingly used in training programmes. More than 560 K-Food Specialists have been trained for K-food stores with the help of an eLearning programme. K-instituutti has been trainging retail salespeople through the Master Sales Assistant course for over 50 years.
In the interest of fostering team spirit, we encourage our employees to exercise and enjoy arts and culture. In this respect, the various companies support employee activity in the form of clubs, by providing fitness vouchers or carrying out cooperation with gyms and fitness associations.
The personnel survey and performance and development reviews support wellbeing at work. The annual personnel survey conducted at Kesko and its chain stores provides information on the working community and leadership. Supervisors and employees carry out a performance and development review one to three times a year.
The aim of Kesko's Occupational Health Service is healthy employees, an efficient working community, and a healthy and safe working environment.