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Fri, 15 Jan, 2016 01:43:38 AM
FTimes-STT Report, Jan 15
 
Immigrant background person at works. File Photo Lehtikuva.
Most of the employees with a foreign background believe they are treated fairly at the workplace, according to the results of a survey.
 
The study was jointly conducted by the Statistics Finland, the Institute of Health and Welfare, and the Institute of Occupational Health. 
 
About 78 per cent of the respondents felt that they are treated well in their workplaces.
 
Fewer employees with foreign backgrounds believe they receive enough support from their work colleagues – 66 per cent of them believe they receive enough or quite a lot of support from their colleagues while 82 per cent of Finnish employees believe the same.
 
According to the survey results, managers have an important role in foreign employees adapting to the work environment, and 63 per cent of the respondents felt that their superiors were supportive.
 
Finland employs about 150,000 people of foreign background aged between 15 and 64 years.
 
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