Engaged Employees

Employee engagement is critical to Saab’s ability to achieve its business goals. Employees who feel proud and engaged in their work and the company perform better and are good ambassadors for Saab as an employer.

In the latest employee survey, no less than 82 per cent of respondents said they are very pleased with Saab as an employer, a high figure compared to many other companies. Pride in Saab is also high among employees. Among the things that employees are proud of are Saab’s technology and diverse offering, as well as a corporate culture that helps them achieve a work-life balance.

AMBASSADORS FOR SAAB

Proud employees are also the best ambassadors for Saab as an employer. Our future competitiveness depends on how well we succeed in attracting top talents. Saab encourages primary and secondary students to pursue a higher education by showing them the opportunities available in research,technology, engineering and mathematics. At the university level, the focus is on positioning Saab as an employer of choice. An annual summer job programme for around 400 interns, 150 master’s students, school visits, study visits and career fairs are examples of how we engage with young people.

We also realise that we have to get more women interested in technology and aware of what we do for women at Saab. The aim is to eventually build a broader base to recruit from. During the year, Saab climbed from eighth to sixth place in Universum’s ranking of Swedish engineering students’ favourite places to work.

SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT

Our contribution to social development mainly consists of activities to promote education and an interest in technology among children and young people. This also helps the company to attract talented employees in the long term. As far as possible, these activities involve our employees. By offering their time and knowledge in various ways, they increase awareness of the company and build trust in our business. Our employees serve, for instance,as math tutors, teachers and raise funds for schools and orphanages near Saab's operations in South Africa and Kenya.

The aim is to create even more opportunities for employees to be engaged. A partnership was established during the year with the organisation Mentor, where our employees serve as class mentors for upper secondary students in socially disadvantaged areas. The students learn what working life is like and are encouraged to continue with their studies and find a career.