With us, there is space to grow and develop. Health and enjoying work are important parts of our operations, which is why we’re offering a number of different benefits that we hope will give you the opportunity to feel good, both at work and outside of work.
Development and Career Opportunities
Our focus is on development. We offer a dynamic environment of development where work with improvement and renewal is an important part of day-to-day life. This means that you have great opportunities to develop in your professional role, and to influence your work and workplace. You are entitled to an individual development plan that is designed and followed up in dialogue with your manager.
Competence development is more than just traditional education. We also offer mentorship, guidance, networks, and a wide array of internal courses and lectures. We work with e-learning, which provides a high degree of access and proximity to new knowledge.
A good introduction lays the foundation for a good start at work. We want you to feel safe and secure in your new role. That’s why you are entitled to an introduction that is adapted to suit you and your needs.
We work actively to create healthy workplaces where staff members feel good and enjoy working. Our health-promoting attitude includes identifying, focussing and developing – in different ways – what works well, is perceived by the group/individual as positive, and leads to good health. This can be done through activities or measures that make us feel joy, a sense that we’re part of something, motivation, and dedication to the workplace, colleagues and region. A preventative attitude, which is about identifying and eliminating factors that lead to ill health and injuries, is also included.
We want you, as a staff member, to have a good balance between work, leisure and family life. That’s why many of our operations employ flexible work hours, and opportunities for you to make your own schedule.
Health Promotion Allowance
Region Norrbotten wants to inspire you, as a staff member, to engage in health-promoting activities. That’s why staff members are offered SEK 2,200 per year in the shape of a health promotion allowance, which can be used for many sports and activities.
Health Chat When You Enter a New Decade
Good health is one of the most important things in life for most people, which is why you’re offered a health chat during paid working hours when you turn 40, 50 or 60. At the health chat, your lifestyle habits and other things that may affect your health are discussed. You’ll receive individual support and advice for any lifestyle changes.
Help to Quit Smoking or Snus
We are a tobacco-free workplace, and one of our overall goals is better popular health in Norrbotten. Quitting smoking or snus is a wise investment in yourself. An investment that will make you healthier, stronger and richer. That’s why we help those who want to quit through cessation activities during paid working hours.
Parental Insurance Addition
During your parental leave, you can get an additional 10 per cent of your basic salary for 180 days. The addition is based on the salary you have when you go on parental leave. If you have a monthly salary that is above the Swedish Social Insurance Agency’s compensation cap, we’ll pay difference compensation, also called parental salary.
If You Become Sick
If you need to go on sick leave, you will receive a sum that is equivalent to 10 per cent of the salary you have lost after 14 days.
If you are sick for longer than 90 calendar days, you can receive compensation for 10 per cent of the salary you have lost through the group sickness insurance (AGS-KL).
You have a basic 25 days of leave per year. After you’ve turned 40, you get six extra days, and after you’ve turned 50, you have a total of 32 days of leave.
We set aside a certain percentage of your salary for your occupational pension. You choose where the money is to be placed. Below are some examples of pension contributions dependent on salary level.
The examples are based on a person born in 1979, working full-time during the day.
SEK 24,000: around SEK 12,960/year
SEK 31,000: around SEK 16,740/year
We put aside a larger part for your occupational pension to cover the cap for your public pension if you have an income over 7.5 income base amounts (around SEK 40,250/month, year 2019).
SEK 55,000: around SEK 29,700 + an extra part for the salary above 7.5 income base amounts.
You have the opportunity to do a salary exchange, which means that you swap part of your current salary for a future pension. Thus, you get a higher pension premium compared to if you had paid for the premium privately.
Manager and Leadership Development
Region Norrbotten’s various management training courses will give you, as a manager, tools to handle and feel safe in your role as leader. Two new manager programmes will start in the spring of 2022. Practical Leadership and Managers Leading Managers. Move Management is the purchased supplier, and will provide the region’s leadership training courses.
Region Norrbotten has five leisure associations around the county. Here, staff members can propose and implement health-promoting activities, such as organising trips, bowling, skiing, or other health-promoting activities.