Planet Act #17
Avidly – Better tomorrow is made together
Reacting to the situation
With the rapid development of corona infections in Finland, we at Avidly moved early to working remotely in all of our offices to enable the safety of our employees. The exceptional situation in relation to work and the well-being of our employees was resolved on many different fronts. Working together is emphasized when we are far apart, so our company needs to be able to respond quickly to the needs of Avidly employees. We want to highlight small actions here as part of our efforts. We felt that these were very important ones to enable our employees to be resilient, safe, and communal this spring.
Avidly employs 240 creative professionals and our work requires a high level of professionalism and focus, as well as an environment enabling that. As our employees moved to home offices and remote workstations, we at Avidly made sure the necessary equipment was in use in the same way as in a normal office and we even delivered it by taxi. Now, when restrictions are eased, our offices have taken care of both disinfectants and safety gaps, and we monitor the number of our employees in the offices to minimize the risk of infection.
Time of corona has certainly not been easy for anyone, but for families, in particular, arranging daily lives has been really challenging as schools and kindergartens closed and moved on to homeschooling. We wanted to ensure that our employees had the opportunity to address the challenges posed by this and adapt to the situation. We allowed our employees with kids to spend 40% of their working time on childcare. In addition, in critical situations where childcare required a full day, we decided to pay a salary for a period of 14 days based on a special exception to labor law.
There was a lot of news about corona infections during the last two months. We arranged for employees to have the opportunity to take the test for corona through occupational health if necessary. We also increased the three-day sick leave with the employee’s own notice to 10 days. We also organized a possibility for our employees to experiment on break exercising by utilizing an internal exercise competition and activating a dedicated service specialized in break exercises called Cuckoo Workout.
A better tomorrow is made together
At Avidly, we believe that taking others into account in our work community and remembering others even with small things increases well-being – which is why we decided to send our employees chocolate to liven up a day working remotely. We at Avidly do a better tomorrow together and these little deeds for the well-being of our employees and their families have contributed to making it possible.