- Category: Business
- Created on 11 October 2014
Retailers fail to take full advantage of the data generated by their customer loyalty programmes, states Mika Rytkönen, a senior partner at Talent Vectia with twenty years of experience in developing loyalty concepts.
"It's obvious that retailers have been extremely unimaginative about offering benefits to customers – that is, other than reduced prices, points and loyalty benefits," he says.
Helsinki is a city with a rich linguistic landscape, but it is not apparent everywhere.
The Finnish capital is home to both schools with no foreign language-speaking children, as well as schools where the majority of children speak other than Finnish or Swedish as their mother tongue.
Finland's Minister of Justice Anna-Maja Henriksson (Swedish People's Party) wants to give the Constitutional Law Committee time to submit its report on the proposed paternity law.
Legal experts criticised the government's proposal for new paternity law in no uncertain terms in Helsingin Sanomat on Monday, claiming it went against the constitution and the provisions set forth in inheritance law, besides being discriminatory and placing people on unequal footing depending on whether they were born to parents who were married or not. They used words such as "mistake", "tragic" and "beyond comprehension".
The District Court of Helsinki on Friday detained three men on suspicion of offences committed with terrorist intent.
A man born in 1984 was detained on suspicion of murder committed with terrorist intent and provision of training for the commission of a terrorist offence.
The public opinion of Russia in Finland has worsened, suggests a survey carried out by the National Defence University and the Police University College.
As many as 74 per cent of respondents indicated that their opinion of Russia has worsened moderately or notably in light of the recent events in Ukraine. The public opinion of Ukraine, in turn, has stayed relatively unchanged, with 46 per cent of respondents saying that the crisis has not affected their opinion of the country.
- Category: Business
- Created on 10 October 2014
Itella announced on Friday that it has concluded consultative negotiations with its staff and will lay off a total of 239 staff members, nearly 100 fewer than initially estimated.
The negotiations concerned a total of 2,200 staff members in expert and supervisory positions in administration as well as in planning and supervisory positions in production. The majority of the employees to be made redundant are based in the capital region.
The opposition interrogated Prime Minister Alexander Stubb (NCP) about his recent remarks on Nato during a question time debate at the Finnish Parliament on Thursday.
Katri Komi (Centre) asked Stubb to explain what is the foundation for the estimate he expressed in London earlier this week that the next Government will lean more toward Nato membership that the current one. The comments of the Prime Minister were published at least by Verkkouutiset, the official mouthpiece of the National Coalition.
The appointment of Jyrki Katainen (NCP) to the European Commission is practically a certainty after three committees of the European Parliament decided on Wednesday to endorse him for the office of Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness.
The members of the committees first approved the appointment of Katainen to the commission by a 123—40 vote and then as a vice-president by a 98—52 vote.
After hours of tirades and heated bickering, the City Council of Helsinki voted on Wednesday evening 43—41 in favour of the partial incorporation of the municipal service provider Palmia.
A total of 1,400 Palmia employees responsible for staff lunch, cleaning, security and real estate services will consequently be transferred to a new private company, which will remain in municipal ownership.
The eroding employment situation and mounting public debt were yet again mere footnotes as the Parliament on Wednesday continued to bicker over child benefit cuts and the child deduction, a measure introduced to offset their effects.
The dispute was kindled by a proposal for the second supplementary budget of the year, in which an additional 2.5 million euros has been earmarked for 2015—2017 to carry out the data infrastructure upgrade necessitated by the deduction.
Olli Immonen and Vesa-Matti Saarakkala of the Finns Party estimate that “failed immigration policy” is one of the reasons behind street violence in Finland.
The Members of the Parliament expressed their concerns in a bulletin following news that a teen street gang, including people of immigrant backgrounds, has robbed and assaulted dozens of children and young people in the capital region in recent weeks.
- New Finnish digital currency unveiled
- Kela's views on care reform stir unease
- Teen gang in robbery and assault spree
- Neste Oil to invest and reduce personnel
- Helsinki shows green light to centralisation of care services
- €300bn question left unanswered as MEPs roast Katainen
- Government pulls rug from under energy policy critics
- Kesko to shed up to 230 jobs
- Greens would replace nuclear power with renewables
- Fortum to launch sale of Swedish grid, Reuters writes