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Our Employees

As a knowledge-based company, our people are our most valuable resource and their knowledge and expertise play an important role in achieving our vision to be our clients’ first choice for integrated and specialised services. We strive to develop the knowledge and skills of our staff, of which 60% are graduates, while many others have important technical qualifications.

 

Health and Safety

Health and safety is integral to what we do and covers not just the safety of our staff and business partners, but also the advice we provide to our clients.

As a global business, delivering projects worldwide, we operate in accordance with many different legislative regimes that govern safety, health and social responsibility.  We are committed to adopting and implementing health and safety systems that match, if not exceed, the requirements of the countries in which we operate. We report incidents and accidents monthly and annually.

Knowledge Management

Our people are the foundation of our success and we want them to thrive in their careers at WSP.  We offer our employees opportunities for both professional and personal development in addition to providing experience on the job working on WSP projects, the most valuable training for a consultant.

Performance Management

WSP’s Performance Management Program highlights the different competencies and development opportunities within the company together with the demands and expectations associated with various professional roles.  Career development plans are based on the annual performance appraisals that all employees have with their managers.

Talent Management

WSP has a global programme to identify and support talented individuals in their career development.  The aim of our Talent Management Program is to have the right people in the right place to meet WSP’s current and future leadership requirements. 

Equal Opportunities and Human Rights

We aim to keep our workplaces free from unlawful discrimination on the grounds of gender, race nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, religious belief, disability or type of employment. We are committed to ensuring that all staff have the opportunity to achieve their potential and that employment decisions are non-discriminatory.

We recognise the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and are committed to the principles of the UN Global Compact. As a knowledge-based business employing technical staff who generally work in an office environment, we believe that the risk of violations of human rights is low.

Employee Survey

WSP’s annual employee survey continues to be a major source of feedback and helps us identify and verify areas of improvement.

Employee Development

We want our employees to be happy in their work and we want them to stay with us. We aim to motivate and support our staff through flexible and competitive remuneration packages. We seek to ensure a good work-life balance and have introduced initiatives for job sharing and flexible hours. Seven per cent of our permanent staff work on a part-time basis.

In addition to the experience that staff gain through the variety of projects undertaken by WSP, they also undertake formal vocational training and benefit from our web-based training portal, WSP University, which continues to expand.

Our highly successful Taskforce continues to provide early career professionals with an opportunity to shape the future of the business.

Recruitment

Attracting quality recruits to our business remains crucial for our continued success.  Whilst we generally employ staff from the countries in which we operate, we increasingly look beyond national boundaries to introduce new ideas and talent.

Many candidates are recruited through our global recruitment database. Within Sweden we also use a variety of other recruitment methods according to local market practices.  Our existing staff are our ambassadors, and in Sweden 94% of staff responding to our employee survey indicated that they would not hesitate to recommend WSP as a potential employer.

 

Contact:

Maria Lindfelt
Maria Lindfelt HR- och Kommunikationsdirektör
Call us 010-722 50 00