work & life
In Skåne, we know that there’s more to life than the 9-to-5. Like everyone else in Sweden, we enjoy a work-life balance that’s the envy of the world. Our work week is set at 40 hours with a minimum of 5 weeks paid annual vacation and generous parental leave. Most workplaces are flat, non-hierarchical organisations that are employee-focused and respect the right to a private life outside of work. So even though daycare costs are kept low by law, no one will think less of you leaving the office early to pick up your kids!
Minimum 5 weeks paid vacation
Vacation days (a minimum of 25 per year) are compensated at a higher rate than regular workdays in order to encourage employees to take time off. The additional payout starts at 0.43% of the employee’s usual pay per day in addition to their salary.
Around 90% of workers in Sweden are part of collective agreements between their industry trade unions and employers. Such agreements cover everyone at a workplace and regulate work conditions as well as determine pay scale, overtime, holidays, pension, and more.
Generous workplace culture
Scandinavians are big believers in non-hierarchical workplaces. Skåne is no exception, and you will find that the norm in the region are flat organisations where co-workers are encouraged to speak their mind in order to let growth and innovation drive the business forward.