Founded in 2011, Hyvinkää-based Deemec is a mechanical design and consultancy firm owned by its employees. The company also has a subsidiary in Romania. The firm’s employees work on demanding design projects with tight schedules and deadlines for clients that include large, publicly listed companies.
To Deemec, great employee benefits are also a means for standing out from the rest
– Our organisation has a very low hierarchy. We believe that by taking care of employees and letting them make a difference, we improve employee satisfaction and efficiency, says CEO Sami Rajala.
Great employee benefits are also a means for standing out from the rest, as the competition for talented employees can be fierce. In addition to the sports and culture perks as well as the occupational healthcare offered by many companies, Deemec places value on insurance. One of the most important of these is Pohjola Health Insurance.
– In recruiting, we have put emphasis on the insurance cover we offer. As Health Insurance also covers pre-existing illnesses, many employees have been able to see a doctor for conditions that they might not have otherwise had checked up, such as knee and back pain, Mr Rajala says, and adds:
– The insurance is a benefit that even our younger employees can appreciate.
The deductible of one hundred euros per year payable by employees is a small price for the comprehensive services offered by the insurance. The service also includes Health Advisor, which provides health guidance over the phone. Thanks to the preventive examinations and procedures proposed by the Health Advisor, unexpected sickness absences are down at Deemec.
Genuine care for employees a core value at Deemec
One satisfied employee is Deemec’s Senior Mechanical Designer Ville Lindstén. His long-term back pains were examined by an MRI scan and found to require surgery.
– Over the past 15 years, I have been on sick leave due to back pain for a total of around two months, Lindstén says. – Last June, I booked an appointment for examinations through Health Insurance and got in for treatment and an MRI scan with no wait at all.
The scan found a severe bulging disc on both sides of Lindstén’s lower back, and the decision on surgery was made quickly.
– I went to the hospital in the morning and walked out on my own when my wife came to pick me up the same evening, Lindstén says. – The surgery recovered my work capacity and improved my quality of life, he adds.
After a month’s sick leave, Lindstén returned to work and since then has not had to take another absence due to back pain.
Inspired by the positive experience, Lindstén next plans to have his aching knee and shoulder checked out and is ready to get back on the operating table if physiotherapy proves ineffective for the symptoms.