Skip to main content

Job satisfaction remained at record high levels

The response rate in the annual VM Baro job satisfaction survey among central government employees was again high. As in 2021, overall job satisfaction among PRH staff members reached an all-time high (4.02).

Surveys and indicators are used to monitor wellbeing at work in accordance with the annual clock. The aim is that wellbeing at work is monitored and promoted on a more up-to-date and predictable manner than once a year.

In addition to the wellbeing survey, two mini surveys were also conducted during 2022. A 360 assessment was also carried out among supervisors to support personal development.

Since the coronavirus pandemic, remote work has been the main form of work among our personnel. This was also the case in 2022.

According to the survey results, many staff members felt that an increase in remote work has enhanced wellbeing at work. At the same time, however, many of the PRH employees wanted to have more communality and face-to-face interaction. In fact, the support provided by workmates and supervisors was considered important in both remote work and office work.

Results of the job satisfaction survey 2021–2022 (VM Baro)

Overall job satisfaction

Overall job satisfaction among staff members in 2021 and 2022 was 4.02 (scale 1–5).

Supervisory work and management

Overall score for supervisory work and management in 2021 and 2022 was 3.98.

PRH is a good place to work

There was more agreement with the statement ‘PRH is a good place to work’. In 2022, the score was 4.39, compared to 4.37 in 2021.

Fair treatment by supervisors

More staff members felt that they were fairly treated by supervisors. In 2022, the score was 4.55, compared to 4.51 in 2021.

Fair treatment by colleagues

The score remained unchanged. In 2022, it was 4.53, compared to 4.54 in 2021.

Development of work community communications continued

The two-year project to develop the work culture and work community communications at the PRH was completed during the year. Enhancing communality, improving communications between result areas and ensuring proper functioning of communication tools and channels were some of the focus areas in the project.

Based on the project results and outputs, we prepared a development plan, which will be implemented between 2023 and 2026.

Recruitments at high level

The number of new recruitments was again high in 2022, a result of a substantial increase in exit turnover. However, compared to the private sector, for example, exit turnover is still at reasonable levels.

Gender distribution, average age and educational background of the personnel

In 2022, the PRH employed 428 persons, of whom 253 (59%) were women and 175 (41%) were men. Non-binary persons are not recorded separately. Our average age was 48.2 years.

The educational backgrounds of our staff members varied according to work tasks. Well over half (62%) had postgraduate education or a Master’s degree. A total of 11.4% of the employees had a Bachelor’s degree, while 11.2% had completed first-cycle higher education. A total of 0.5% had a specialist vocational qualification, 11.5% an upper secondary qualification and 1.6% basic education. The educational background of 1.4% of the staff members was unknown.

Number of staff members by person-years in 2022

The number of staff members by person-years totalled 419.94 in 2022. The person-years were divided by result area as follows:

  • Patents and Trademarks 175.45 person-years
  • Enterprises and Corporations 154.91 person-years
  • Customer Services and Communications 46.95 person-years
  • Shared Services 36.64 person-years
  • ICT Development Unit 5.99 person-years.

Further information in our corporate responsibility report

Read more about the promotion of equality, non-discrimination and wellbeing at work at the PRH in our corporate responsibility report.