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On a journey to become even more diverse and inclusive workplace

Alma aims to be an accepting and friendly work community, where everyone is seen and accepted as who they are. Last year we conducted a DEI survey, which aimed to measure the current status, and to find out areas for development.

Last year, a DEI survey was conducted in Alma to examine employees’ experience of diversity, equity and inclusion. At the same time, the goal was to find out, what we can develop to become even a better workplace for everyone.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Alma

Alma Media’s DEI survey was conducted in November 2022 and it was answered by 600 Alma employees in 11 different countries.

According to the survey, 84% of respondents feel that Alma is an equal employer. In addition, 86% experience a sense of belonging in the workplace and nearly 90% of Alma employees feel appreciated and heard.

-These are great numbers, but there’s always some things to improve. Our biggest development target seems to be diversity — only 69% feel that Alma is a diverse employer. Based on the survey, the employees wish for a more international work community, and that is what we immediately seized on,” says Nina Uhlenius from Alma’s HR.

-We are currently building our working environment so that we can employ even more international workforce and that the knowledge of Finnish language does not become a barrier for working in Alma. Over the past year we have been able to hire more international experts to work for us in expert positions in Finland, Nina continues.

Inclusive work for everyone

Alma is working on several projects to enhance inclusive work life. In Finland, our focus is especially on young people. Together with the Finnish Children and Youth Foundation we are developing the Finnish TET concept (introduction to work life) and are opening a new service, which collects TET jobs in one place.

In Slovakia we are participating in a Slovak Business Appeal initiative aiming to improve the rights of the LGBTI+ community. Our Slovakian job portal Profesia is driving the initiative with several other organizations, who are together appealing to the Slovak government for concrete actions to create a safe environment for LGBTI+ community living in Slovakia. Profesia is also leading a concept called Profesia Lab, which helps and supports neurodivergent to integrate in work life.

In Czech Republic we are boosting the amount of women in tech jobs through an initiative called Checitas.

In Croatia, we are aiming to improve the inclusion of people with disabilities into work life in cooperation with association called Zamisli. With various workshops we help the disabled write CV’s and prepare for job interviews.

  • Published: 26.6.2023, 08:30
  • Category: News
  • Theme: responsibility, Working at Alma

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