Newsletter February 22, 2023

Is a long career with the same employer a good thing anymore? Jenni Poikelus tells her career story.

More and more people change jobs every few years. Jari Hakanen, a research professor studying well-being at work, says that work has undergone a cultural shift: in the past, a long career with the same employer was something to be aspired to whereas today, it can even be embarrassing.  

YleX radio host Jenni Poikelus, who still loves her first job in her field after 10 years, feels she is in the best place for herself: “Here, I get to do exactly what I dreamed of when as a student: us presenters and the jokes we tell are given space. Compared to many other channels, the time we get to speak on air is significantly higher,” says Poikelus, 35.

Which free training will you choose this February?

LinkedInin perusteet (Basics of LinkedIn), Tutustuminen tietoturvaan (Basics of data security) or Ajanhallinnan Kung Fu (Time management and Kung Fu) Did you know that full members of YTK have access to a huge selection of online courses, from digital skills to accounting, well-being at work and legal issues?  

We've picked out a few training tips for you to select from – or you can choose anything else you want to learn about!

An employment contract can be the most important document in your life - always do it in writing!

"The biggest stumbling block in employment relationships is not making the employment contract in writing. Especially in certain industries, verbal agreements are still the norm,” says Janika Räty, Lakikaveri legal counsel specialising in labour law. She assists members of YTK Work Life in issues related to employment relationships.   

See the most important terms of employment that you should always agree in the employment contract!

Add comprehensive work-life services to your unemployment fund membership for just EUR 24!

As a combined member, you will have access to, for example, a lawyer to help you with any labour disputes as well as legal expenses insuranceleisure-time accident insurance and a library of thousands of online training courses for boosting your competence. Plus so much more!

Remember that the full benefits of the legal service and insurance cover are only unlocked after six months of combined membership, so if you are not already a member of YTK Worklife, now is the time to join!