Engaged, burned out or bored out?
-Employee well-being during the pandemic and workplace solutions

26th of October 2022
Online webinar

9.30-11.00 am CET (Central European Time)

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About this webinar

In this webinar, Research Professor and Docent Jari Hakanen will give an overview of different states of employee well-being: work engagement, job boredom and burnout and how they have changed over time before vs. during the pandemic in Finland. We will also focus on how tele, non-tele, and so-called hybrid work relate to employee well-being. MD, Specialist Doctor and Chief Medical Officer Auli Rytivaara and Medical Adviser Riitta Työläjärvi will give their comments on the subject as well.

In addition, combining both top-down and bottom-up workplace practices to improve working conditions can boost the best possible well-being at work, that is, work engagement. Servant leadership and two types of proactive behaviors: job crafting and social courage at work will be discussed.

NIVA 40 years

In 2022 NIVA celebrates 40 years of Nordic advanced education in occupational health and safety. During this celebration year, we will offer a series of webinars mirroring contemporary work life issues.

The webinars are free of charge. Welcome to join!

About the lecturers

Jari Hakanen, Research Professor, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health; Docent in social psychology, University of Helsinki.

Jari Hakanen is a Research Professor at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health and a Docent in social psychology at the University of Helsinki. His areas of expertise include positive work and organizational psychology and occupational health psychology with special interests in e.g. the job demands-resources model, work engagement, burnout, servant leadership, job crafting, and work-family interface. In 2020, he was awarded a gold medal of special merit for particularly distinguished and long-standing nationwide efforts to promote better work environments in Finland.

Auli Rytivaara, MD, Specialist Doctor in Occupational Health Medicine; Chief Medical Officer, Confederation of Finnish Industries EK since 2019

Auli has worked for about 20 years in the occupational healthcare field as an Occupational Healthcare Physician. Prior to starting at EK, she worked as Chief Occupational Medical Doctor at a healthcare provider. At EK she works in the areas of occupational healthcare, workability support, social insurance and she is also a member of the management board of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Finnish Workers’ Compensation Center, Finnish Work Environment Fund and EU-OSHA.
She still works as a Doctor once a week at a healthcare provider.

Riitta Työläjärvi, Medical Adviser, The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions – SAK

Riitta Työläjärvi is a Medical Adviser at The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions – SAK. She works for a healthier and safer work environment, better work ability of workers and sustainable social security, including effective occupational health services.

Contact person

In practical matters, please contact:

Project Manager and Communications Advisor
Linda Oksanen
email: linda.oksanen@niva.org

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