Working time in the social welfare and health care sector

Monitoring the stressfulness of working time is the basis for further development of working time.

The Working Life Barometer measures occupational burnout experienced by employees

The Working Life Barometer by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has studied experiences of occupational burnout since 2019.

Working Life Barometer data regarding occupational burnout

The Working Life Barometer includes a question on how often the respondent has feelings related to occupational burnout or harmful stress in their work.

Work engagement

Work engagement is a positive, fulfilling, work-related state of mind characterized by experiences of vigour, dedication and absorption.


Municipal work and employee well-being

Results of the Kunta10 study from 2016, 2018, 2020 and 2022

The well-being at work experiences of the respondents to the “How are you feeling” test vary by industrial sector

Well-being at work experiences, such as work engagement, job burnout symptoms, job boredom and work addiction vary somewhat between industrial sectors.

The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health’s “How are you feeling?” well-being at work test provides extensive insight into well-being at work

How is the industrial sector, gender, age, level of education, mode of employment or position linked to work engagement, job satisfaction, job boredom, work addiction, job burnout or work ability? View the results based on the “How are you feeling?” well-being at work test data.

Good opportunities to influence working time support the well-being at work of ageing shift workers in the social welfare and health care

Ageing in shift work is particularly detrimental to the quality of sleep, and various illnesses among older employees are becoming more common. The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health recommends providing older employees with better opportunities to reduce the number of night shifts and long working times.

Brainwork stresses and inspires in every industry

Today’s work is, above all, cognitive work i.e. brainwork. Even many traditionally physical work tasks become more cognitively-oriented under the conditions of the digital era.

Brainwork includes different tasks and situations

The Brainwork Survey investigates the prevalence, strenuousness and inspiring aspects of the different tasks and situations of work.

Shift intervals that are too short for recovery must be reduced

The City of Helsinki as an example of shift planning that promotes recovery