Atria Finland is presumably the first and only employer in Finland that has established a rehabilitation counsellor service to help employees who have problems with their working capacity to find a new path.
If an illness causes the threat of disability or substantially reduces an employee’s earning capacity, they are entitled to receive appropriate vocational rehabilitation that will prevent disability or improve their work and earning capacity. Atria has a rehabilitation counsellor – a career and adult education specialist – who employees can turn to if they experience problems.
The purpose of vocational rehabilitation is to improve
or maintain the employee’s work capacity and earning opportunities by means of vocational guidance, rehabilitation research, work and educational trial periods, work coaching and retraining, for example.