Personnel in 2012
The number of full-time equivalent staff increased to 6,820 employees (6,810) as at 31 December 2012. In P&C insurance, the number of staff increased in Finland and Sweden and decreased in Norway, Denmark, the Baltic countries and Russia. In life insurance, the number of staff increased both in Finland and the Baltic countries.
During 2012, approximately 91 per cent of the staff worked in P&C insurance, 8 per cent in life insurance and 1 per cent in the Group’s parent company Sampo plc. Geographically, 32 per cent worked in Finland, 27 per cent in Sweden, 22 per cent in Norway, 8 per cent in Denmark and 11 per cent in Baltic and other countries. The average number of employees during 2012 was 6,823, which compares to an average of 6,874 during 2011.
During 2012, Human Resources in If P&C focused on supporting If’s corporate strategy theme, ‘Skills and Initiatives’ and its aim to strengthen the competence and innovation culture in the company. The theme, and the significant investments it has led to, made 2012 a year when personnel topics were in the forefront of realizing the company strategy. Mandatum Life continued to invest in competence development and the development of a customer centric culture.
More detailed information on personnel in Sampo Group is available in the section ‘Personnel’ in the Annual Report 2012.