As the organization grows, coordination needs also increase and the demands imposed on communications and leadership are raised. It is important to attract and retain competent employees. It is also important that employees have local roots. For this reason, the company employs young people who spend their summer break working in the residential areas where they live. A personal commitment to the local community like this brings continued development of the residential environment while also providing favourable social side effects.

Based on their individual capacity, all employees shall be afforded opportunities for optimal professional and personal development to enhance the success of the organization and the employee. SBB guarantees all personnel a workplace characterized by equal opportunities, dignity, respect and justice, free from discrimination and harassment. Recruitment decisions shall always be based on clearly defined criteria and all applicants must be treated and assessed on these grounds, without discrimination. Discrimination includes, but is not limited to, the grounds against which Swedish law provides protection: gender, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, sexual orientation and age. All new employees must participate in SBB’s introductory programme, which includes information on career development and policies including the Code of Conduct and the Sustainability Policy.

Area

Progress and initiatives in 2020

Developing human capital

Attracting and retaining talent
  • Market-based terms of employment
  • Collective agreements
  • Skills development
  • Beneficial working environment
  • Flexible working hours and geographical postings adapted to our employees’ circumstances.
  • Bonuses based on several different parameters linked to SBB’s fulfilment of targets and the performance of the individual employee.
  • Stock option schemes and other incentive programmes to motivate and reward employees.
  • Personal development and skills enhancement.
  • Employees enjoy health insurance and occupational pension benefits.
Proportion of employees covered by collective agreements

More than 80 per cent of all employees are covered by collective agreements.

Employee benefits

Wellness allowance, eyeglasses, paid vacation, company car, parental leave, occupational pension and health insurance.

Flexibility and balancing work and life

Flexible working hours and geographical postings adapted to our employees’ circumstances.

Encouraging diversity and equality

Initiatives to increase diversity and equality awareness in connection with personnel meetings and training.

Gender pay ratio

Pay differentials are charted on an ongoing basis.

Improving well-being at work and fostering a balance between work and leisure

Opportunities for teleworking, flexible working hours and taking the employee’s personal situation into account.

Measuring employee well-being

Employee surveys are conducted.

Training and development

A training plan for all employees was developed during 2020. Training includes the  environment, working conditions, Code of Conduct, climate related risks, supply chain risks amongst other things. Training has been conducted on an ongoing basis over the year.

Employee interviews and assessment

Employee interviews conducted for all employees.

Health and safety for employees, operational personnel and contractors

Our responsibility for health and safety includes all of our assets and construction sites as well as our own offices. Safety inspections are conducted regularly on all of our sites in connection with which risks are identified, assessed, monitored and addressed.

All managers are trained in health and safety. Health and safety are also included in the training plan for all employees with relevant content adapted to each role. Short-term absence due to illness and long-term absence due to illness are monitored and reported on in the Annual Report.

Training managers in working environment and business acumen

Training in working environment and business acumen is mandatory for all managers. Training is arranged on an ongoing basis to keep skills and awareness up to date.

Leasing agents trained in tenancy law

All leasing agents are trained in tenancy law.