The Finnish Science Centre Heureka introduces the public to science and technology in an engaging way, including interactive shows, planetarium movies and science programmes throughout the year. Heureka employs more than 100 dedicated professionals. Sympa HR has been involved in Heureka's journey since 2011, enabling the secure handling of people data and all necessary employment information in one place.

Excellent experiences for both visitors and employees

“Our main goal is to show our visitors the joy of learning and bring science to the foreground in a fun and easy-to-understand way,” says Tiina Jokio, Heureka’s Administrative Manager. Employing just over 100 people, Heureka offers its employees a varied work environment, where each day offers a different experience for visitors and Heureka’s employees alike.

“Variety brings us a great amount of joy. All Heureka employees bring their own different personalities, which makes our office work all the more colourful”, Tiina continues.

With Sympa, we had everything in order even before GDPR came into force, and the review confirmed this.

Tiina Jokio
Administrative Manager, Heureka

100% GDPR proof HR solution

Finding all employee data in one central system has proven to be an important part of Heureka’s and Tiina’s agile and secure HR management: “The most important thing for us is that all employee data, starting from employment contracts, can be found in the same system. This also gives us easy access to historical data.”

“The EU Data Protection Regulation requires that all registers be up-to-date and that the information does not fall into wrong hands. When we mapped out how well Heureka is complying with GDPR, our administration passed the test with flying colours. The safe handling of employee data with Sympa HR has played a huge role in making this possible. With Sympa HR, we had everything in order even before GDPR came into force, and the review confirmed this”, says Tiina.

Now every manager can handle administrative tasks completely by themselves with Sympa HR, which has proven to be an important part of our leadership development.

Tiina Jokio
Administrative Manager, Heureka

Administrative tasks can be managed by managers, not just HR

“Our managers are able to create new employee data cards in Sympa HR by themselves. Before Sympa HR, new employment contracts, employment certificates, forms, travel invoices and other administrative tasks were handled by one person. Now every manager can handle all of these completely by themselves with Sympa HR, which has proven to be an important part of our leadership development”, explains Tiina.

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