ArticleApril 9, 2019 · 2 min read time
Digital engineering company Nitor has once again been chosen as Finland's best workplace. A total of 150 organisations, with a combined staff of around 45,000, participated in the Great Place to Work survey. Nitor took part for the fifth time and came at the top of its category for the second time running. Last year, Nitor was also declared the second best workplace in Europe, as well as earning the special accolade of being 'Better for People'.
Nitor is the best workplace in Finland again in 2019! Established in 2007, the digital engineering company participated for the fifth time in the survey arranged by the Great Place to Work organization. Nitor focuses on sustainable digital development and has been ranked as one of Finland's and Europe's best places to work every time it has participated.
"This has been an amazing journey! For us, Great Place to Work is not a competition, but one way of measuring our success as a workplace. We want to provide a workplace where a diverse range of experts can flourish. That's what we try to achieve every day,” says CEO Matti Vilmi.
In 2018, Nitor's revenue grew by 18.2% from the previous year to EUR 25 million. Last year, Nitor expanded its services in areas such as AI and enterprise architecture by acquiring ATK Helsinki and launching Nitor Insight. Demand has also continued to grow for service design, user-experience design, and mobile service development.
Through acquisition and e.g. growing business in Sweden, Nitor's operations have been growing more international. Nitor is actively developing agile culture in the biggest organisations in the Nordics. The Digital Engineering company has also intensified its cooperation with universities in Lean-Agile processes and methods. Last year, the company also expanded its coaching services into worklife consulting.
The digital engineering team has grown rapidly over the last few years, despite the demanding competition for software talent in the industry. For Nitor, individuals, rather than groups, and their expertise and qualities are the key factors in recruitment. This approach is supported by a recent social media recruitment campaign which has generated a high number of applications; the face of the campaign, Esko Valtaoja, is seeking extra-nitorial intelligence.
"The growing number of staff is also a great litmus test for company culture. We have managed to find outstanding people and aim to foster them and their development. The meaningfulness of work is a key issue. All of us are motivated by engaging in sustainable digital development in a changing world," comments Vilmi.
Nitor, which has no traditional middle management, aims for an open and self-driven business culture instead of a hierarchy. Each and every Nitorean has a 'Kamu', an internal mentor of the same level, with whom they can discuss their personal goals and concerns confidentially.
"Our values are an accurate reflection of how we operate. They are unity, agility, efficiency, pragmatism, and passion. We support and complement each other as a community, agilely change our operations in accordance with customer needs and the changing world, focus on the right issues, and always seek the best-functioning solution. Above all, we are passionate about our work and professional skills," explains Matti Vilmi.
For details on the Great Place to Work 2019 survey click here https://www.greatplacetowork.fi.