In 2017, the number of our employees continued to increase. We had 130 employees, while in 2016 our employees numbered 118.

The increase in the number of personnel was due to insourcing previously outsourced services, employment operations and new duties pursuant to the strategy. For example, we hired two researchers to strengthen the Foundation’s in-house research activities.

The increase in new employees mainly concerned M2-Kodit, which had 95 employees. The majority of the personnel worked at the Pitkänsillanranta office in Hakaniemi, Helsinki. A total of 26 employees worked at the regional offices.

The average age of the employees decreased slightly from the previous year to 46.8 in 2017 (48.2). Women accounted for 66.9 per cent of employees, men for 33.1 per cent.