Interview: Jüri Tarkpea, the VP of Platform Engineering at Fleet Complete

Interview: Jüri Tarkpea, the VP of Platform Engineering at Fleet Complete

Just 20 years ago Jüri Tarkpea, now the VP of Platform Engineering at Fleet Complete, had a software company in a small Estonian town called Tartu. Their one-of-a-kind GPS tracker first caught the eye of Skype founder Toivo Annus and just 3 years ago the whole business was acquired by a huge global player Fleet Complete. Talk about a success story! 📈

Fleet Complete is the global leader in providing IoT solutions with the goal to reduce waste around anything that involves vehicles 🚚.. As their product falls on the B2B side, the wider audience might not be aware of all the Fleet Complete devices that surround us. But be well assured, they make our daily life a lot easier. 

According to Jüri, Fleet Complete is like a fox 🦊  agile and adaptive to every situation. Small enough to be flexible and fast. Big enough to serve huge global partners.

Read the interview to find out how the team gets stuff done and how they work with influential clients like Ford, AT&T and many more.

 

Interview

 

No mission statement is better than an insider giving us the overview of the company. Please tell us what does Fleet Complete do? Where could one find your product?

Essentially, we have two core values that we provide to our customers. 

Firstly, reducing waste around everything that involves vehicles and other assets of a company. In addition to that, we also try to maximize the benefits that come out of these assets. Usually, it involves location tracking. 

Location visibility is the cornerstone of our service, because once you get to the location, you can do business calculations, maintenance reminders and all sorts of reporting about anything related to the vehicles and assets. So, what we really do is help fleets thrive. 

 

What exactly do you mean by “fleets”?

In our case they are bicycles, cars, heavy trucks, helicopters, boats and everything in between. If one knew where to look, this is exactly where our products are to be found — attached to all sorts of vehicles. Of course, in reality there are few who know where to search. 

In fact, as we operate on the B2B side of the business world, the knowledge about us in general public is not high at all so that sometimes even the employees of the companies that use our products don’t know about all the systems we are providing them. They might know that some devices are being used but not if they are provided by Fleet Complete or somebody else. 

We look at it as a good thing, after all, one of our ideals is that we take away the problems, not replace them with new ones. In that sense, being unknown is a really good thing — because everybody remembers troublemakers.

 

What is your career story in the company? How did you find Fleet Complete or how did Fleet Complete find you? 

My career started almost 20 years ago as a developer with two friends. At the time we had a little software company in Tartu with a few map applications. There was one specific app that allowed one to see one’s location on an old soviet military map, using GPS trackers. At that time, it was a unique offering. 

What is maybe interesting to mention is that Toivo Annus, the founder of Skype and one of the first business leaders in technology, used to have a hobby for off-road vehicles’ orientation back in 2004-2005. People who drove those vehicles started buying the software to know where the bogs and trenches are and this is how Toivo found out about us. 

One of the companies he had invested in was Oskando which was focusing on GPS trackers´ hardware, so at one point it was only natural that he came to us and made an offer to merge.

Following that, we expanded to Baltics and found the first resellers in Eastern Europe and Nordics. Then we merged with a Danish company and we started growing bigger than just a Baltics’ company. 

Three years ago, this whole thing was acquired by Fleet Complete and today I serve as the Global VP of Engineering. I think that most of the people working in the Estonian office today are on the same trajectory of one day contributing to this company and team at the highest possible level. 

 

Wow, that’s one interesting journey you had! What is the common value that connects different international experts in the team? 

“Getting stuff done”. In the corporate environment it can be really hard to maintain our own face and the personal style of communication. 

Luckily, I believe that we have managed to do that. We are not afraid to express our opinions and we all bring our best to the table for the mutual goal of getting stuff done. So, I guess it is the common mindset that most connects us. 

 

During these unprecedented times, how are things going with Fleet Complete?

When the first wave of COVID hit, very soon after, we started breaking many monthly records in sales. Our products and services proved to be extra valuable during these unprecedented times when life needed to become more digitalized in order to minimize physical contact between people. 

So, the year has turned out quite well. In fact, so well that we have started a new hiring cycle to keep up with the customer demands. 

At the same time internally, we switched to remote work mode from day 1 without any impact on the business. So, we are very flexible and allow everyone to decide what is the best working setup for them. Also, during that time we were offering virtual workout sessions with coaches on wellbeing as well as physical exercise. 

While the company’s headquarter is in Toronto, Fleet Complete has 12 offices all around the world. Picture from Tartu office opening.

 

The company is rapidly expanding and Fleet Complete just opened a new office in Tallinn. Congratulations! Who are you looking for to join the team?

Indeed, thank you! 

As I mentioned earlier, “getting stuff done” mindset plays a big role in our company. Therefore, we are first and foremost looking for people who align with that mindset. 

In addition to that I want to say that we have seen too many success stories over the years of people who on the paper should have not been hired but aligned with the mindset, had grit and have now achieved great things. 

Working in a company that is growing that fast is not always easy. It means that we also look for people who are searching for professional challenges. We do not have the luxury to decide everything for our employees, on the contrary, we are counting on them to make up their own mind and in case of urgency have the confidence to make the decision on their own.

If you are looking for professional challenges, share the “getting stuff done” mindset and are ready to take the lead when needed, we are a perfect match.

Specifically, we are looking at the moment: mobile developers, QA engineers, full-stack developers, UX lead and many more. Feel free to join the team:

 

 

You said that switching to remote work happened rather smoothly. Do you have any secrets on how you did that?

We support productivity. You should work where you are the most productive, be it the office, home or remote office — it doesn’t matter. 

In addition to that I believe we are a supportive bunch that want to achieve great things and to have fun along the way. 

Also, the self-development aspect is worth mentioning. During a short period of time you can see the strengths of each employee and we try to play on their strengths, we try to encourage their personal growth. From a materialistic perspective, our employees can choose their work equipment. We don’t offer golden laptops, but we’ll do as much as possible to help our employees to be more productive.

 

Thanks for taking the time to chat with us! To end the interview, we’ve got 5 rapid-fire questions to you.

 

If Fleet Complete would be an animal, what animal would it be? 

A fox, because of agility and ability to find solutions. Adaptive to every situation. 

 

What is the best thing that happened to the whole team this month? 

Excellent question! We just launched our next generation web platform product for retail customers of AT&T of US.  

 

Who is Fleet Complete’s biggest client in the world, in Estonia?

AT&T globally and Eesti Energia in Estonia.

 

What’s your favourite part of your current job? 

Never had a boring day.

 

What do you believe is the biggest strength of your company right now? 

Small enough to be agile and be able to execute rapidly. We are also big enough that we serve as partners for world’s biggest car manufacturers (Ford, General Motors, Daimler, Mitsubishi) and telecom companies. 

 

Companies Taking Care of the Health & Wellness of Their Team in Finland

Companies Taking Care of the Health & Wellness of Their Team in Finland

More and more companies are investing time and money into the wellbeing of their team. You can find wonderful and unique perks companies offer in to improve the health & wellness of their employees. I’m happy to say that this has become the standard. And rightly so. Every sick day is time lost in productivity. 

So how do you prevent people from getting sick? You cannot totally prevent this, especially in the Nordic countries but you can take steps to promote a healthier lifestyle, keep stress levels low and show some appreciation to your most valuable asset, which is your team.

Here we have compiled a list of 19 companies in Finland that go the extra mile. Let’s look at what they do to keep their team at their best possible health.

 

Health Checks

Health checks by employer

Regular health checks are very important. Regrettably, people don’t visit the doctors regularly and underlying health issues that could be fixed easily, get discovered in the late stages. By adding health checks as part of company perks in combination with reminders to actually go and see the doctor can go a long way.

In addition to this, there’s evidence that being on point about your team’s wellbeing can boost work morale quite significantly. Keeping in mind of course that this is a delicate and private matter. 

All of the following could be addressed during a health check that The World Health Organisation (WHO) identifies as key risk factors to health:

 

  • Smoking
  • Drinking alcohol
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • High blood glucose
  • Poorly balanced diet
  • Lack of exercise

 

In addition to discovering some health issues that need interference, regular health checks can point out some lifestyle choices that could be changed and give you the push you need to transform to a healthier lifestyle, such as quitting smoking for example. 

 

Here are some of the companies in Finland that offer health checks on MeetFrank:

Nortal jobs, VALA Group jobs, Knowit jobs, Teamit jobs, Qentinel jobs, Pixels jobs, Trimble jobs, Fira Group jobs, Plan Brothers jobs, Nemesys jobs, Bluet jobs, F-Secure jobs, Chainalytics jobs, Nostemedia jobs

 

Check their profiles in the links to find out what they do and how they take care of their teams.

 

These companies offer flu vaccinations on the house on top of the health checks:

Qentinel jobs, Plan Brothers jobs & Knowit jobs

 

Mental health support is on the agenda for these guys:

Nortal jobs, Hiq jobs, VALA Group jobs, Teamit jobs, Trimble jobs, Fira Group jobs, Nemesys jobs, Bluet jobs, F-Secure jobs

 

Healthy Food

Healthy food in the office

It goes without saying that nutrition is one of the key factors to a healthy lifestyle. Furthermore, even people at a healthy weight, poor diet is associated with major health risks that can cause illness and even death. These include heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, and certain types of cancer. By making smart food choices, you can help protect yourself from these health problems.

 

Always sticking to a healthy diet is harder than you’d expect. Here a little nudge from your workplace and colleagues can go a long way. Healthy snacks rather than chocolate available for the whole team helps healthy eating become a habit.

 

These companies offer fresh fruit & veg in the office

G-⁠Works jobs, Nortal jobs, Nostemedia jobs, Hiq jobs, VALA Group jobs, Knowit jobs, Trimble jobs, Fira Group jobs, Nemesys jobs, Bluet jobs, Verkkokaupa jobs, F-Secure jobs, Chainalytics jobs

 

Remote Work

companies doing Remote work in Finland

Remote work is starting to become the norm in all different types of businesses. From startups to public sector to corporate to SME’s. There’s more than enough research to suggest that remote work can help keep stress levels down and boost productivity.

 

More and more companies in Finland are adding remote work to their perks. Depending on the company, some offer 100% remote positions, some choose to have a few days per week working from home. 

 

Here are companies offering remote work in Finland on MeetFrank:

G-⁠Works jobs, Nortal jobs, Nostemedia jobs, Hiq jobs, VALA Group jobs, Knowit jobs, Teamit jobs, Qentinel jobs, Pixels jobs, Trimble jobs, Fira Group jobs, Plan Brothers jobs, Nemesys jobs, Bluet jobs, Verkkokaupa jobs, Advance B2B jobs, F-Secure jobs, Chainalytics jobs

 

Fitness & Healthy Body

Team sport events

Healthy eating is the key to keeping on top of your health but that is far from all. To keep a healthy body and mind you also need to keep active. This can be difficult to keep track of when you’re at an office job and only stand up a few times per day. On the other hand, gym memberships can be costly.

 

This is where a fitness culture at work can go a long way to keep you at your fittest. Rather than beers at the pub, having team sports events on the agenda can also help teamwork and boost overall work morale.

 

Here are some companies getting their team to be more active by offering gym membership:

Nortal jobs, Nostemedia jobs, Hiq jobs, Knowit jobs, Trimble jobs, Bluet jobs, F-Secure jobs, Chainalytics jobs

 

These guys also do team sport events:

Nortal jobs, Nostemedia jobs, Hiq jobs, VALA Group jobs, Pixels jobs, Trimble jobs, Fira Group jobs, Plan Brothers jobs, Nemesys jobs, Bluet jobs, F-Secure jobs, Chainalytics jobs

 

Ergonomics perks and/or standing desks

Nortal jobs, Nostemedia jobs, Hiq jobs, VALA Group jobs, Knowit jobs, Teamit jobs, Qentinel jobs, Pixels jobs, Trimble jobs, Fira Group jobs, Plan Brothers jobs, Nemesys jobs, Bluet jobs, Advance B2B jobs, F-Secure jobs, Chainalytics jobs

 

Some employers that really stood out:

happy office

G-works, Hiq & Trimble have a meditation room.

Knowit offers an online training program including: time management, mindfulness, weight control, teamwork, efficiency and much more.

Advance B2B does weekly stretching classes in the office.

F-Secure takes it a step further with their own in-house gym.

Qentinel a paid child care service in case your kids get ill. Most of the time the parents choose to stay at home with kids however if there’s an important presentation or some reason why parent cannot be present at home, Qentinel covers the cost.

Check out all the companies and what they have to offer in the MeetFrank app.

Want your company featured in this article and tell everyone about your perks? Set up a profile on MeetFrank and let us know!

66 Top Companies Offering Health Benefits in The Office in Estonia

66 Top Companies Offering Health Benefits in The Office in Estonia

The happiness and health of your team directly affects productivity. Luckily we are no longer in an era where workers are seen as slaves. Your team is your most important asset and many companies are doing all they can to make sure their talent is well looked after.

Stress is directly linked to your health and this is crucial especially in Estonian climate. As soon as the summer months are over, the sickness season begins. As the sick pay compensation starts from the third day of being off a huge part of the workforce keeps coming in sick, infect their team and as a result stay sicker for longer. This issue is worse even in situations with single parents.

People also get sicker much easily when they are under stress, don’t have time to look after themselves or don’t keep a healthy diet and regular exercise. Companies are getting to an understanding that investing in the health & wellness of their team increases productivity and actually saves them capital.

We’ve compiled a list of the creme de la creme of companies in Estonia that put their talent’s wellness at the top of their agenda. Let’s take a look at how we picked these companies first. When a company adds themselves to MeetFrank, they pick the things that are most important to them. To you, the talented, it looks like this:

 

And here let me we give you an overview of different benefits and perks on offer by companies in Estonia to keep their team’s health and wellness on point, resulting in a happier work life.

 

Health Checks

company health checks estonia

On top of the obvious benefits of health checks such as improving your overall health it can also help boost loyalty and morale at work. They benefit both the employee and employer greatly. When we feel appreciated at work we tend to also put more effort in. 

Regular health checks are very important but sadly Estonians go to the doctors too late and underlying health issues get discovered in the late stages. By creating a culture where health checks are the norm we drastically increase the overall health at the workplace and of the population overall.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) identifies the following key risk factors to health, all of these could be addressed during a health check:

  • Smoking
  • Drinking alcohol
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • High blood glucose
  • Poorly balanced diet
  • Lack of exercise

 

Regular health checks may give you enough of a push or advice to change some of your lifestyle choices for improving your health – such as quitting smoking or changing your diet. Determining factors that can develop into a health issue at an early stage can improve your overall health & wellness by quite a lot.

Benefits to team:

  • Access to info on their health
  • Reduced risks to their health
  • Improvement in performance
  • Better mental health

Benefits to companies:

  • Reduced sickness absence
  • Higher overall happiness of staff
  • Reduced turnover of staff
  • Improvement in productivity
  • Improved morale and loyalty amongst employees – taking extra steps for the health of the team improves overall work satisfaction

health and wellness estonia

 

Here are some of the companies in Estonia that offer health checks on MeetFrank:

Check their profiles in the links to find out what they do and how they take care of their teams.

All Media Digital jobs, Nortal jobs, Burfa Tech jobs, COMODULE jobs, Mindshare jobs, Betsson Group jobs, Fortumo jobs, Insly jobs, Skeleton Technologies jobs, SK ID Solutions jobs, INZMO jobs, Turnit jobs, MindTitan jobs, Sixfold jobs, Admiral Markets jobs, Erply jobs, Bedford Row Capital jobs, Bolt jobs, Adcash jobs, Mooncascade jobs, Interactive Brokers jobs, SportID jobs, SEB jobs, Rush Street Interactive jobs, RMIT jobs, Veriff jobs, Vaimo jobs, AFS IT Services Estonia jobs, RingIT jobs, Microsoft jobs, Softwerk jobs, Starship jobs, Proekspert jobs, Swedbank jobs, Helmes jobs, Cash On Go jobs, Guardtime jobs, Tele2 jobs

 

These companies offer flu vaccinations on the house on top of the health checks:

Microsoft jobs, Veriff jobs, SMIT jobs, Starship jobs, Swedbank jobs, Nortal jobs, Cash On Go jobs, Guardtime jobs, Tele2 jobs

 

Mental health support is on the agenda for these guys:

Nortal jobs, All Media Digital jobs, Testlio jobs, Insly jobs, Fortumo jobs, Admiral Markets jobs, Erply jobs, Veriff jobs, Vaimo jobs, Microsoft jobs, Starship jobs, EveryPay jobs, Clanbeat jobs, Swedbank jobs, Helmes jobs, Proekspert jobs, Tele2 jobs

 

Extra sick pay compensation

Nortal jobs, Betsson Group jobs, SK ID Solutions jobs, Omniva jobs, SEB jobs, Rush Street Interactive jobs, RingIT jobs, Swedbank jobs, Microsoft jobs, Proekspert jobs, Cash On Go jobs, Guardtime jobs, Tele2 jobs

 

Private Health Care

viveo health and wellness

Even though Estonia has a pretty good functioning national health care system, if you need to see a specialist fast, it makes more sense to go private. There are enough private clinics to get seen fast, however it can get pricey – on average a private doctors’ consultation can cost you starting from 50€ per visit.

An Estonian startup Viveo Health is tackling this! They connect you to a network of doctors and clinics. You can get seen virtually within minutes, get referrals to specialists and get e-prescriptions pretty much instantly. Their network includes a medical staff of over 5000 professionals. The payments are handled by your employer. Currently there are 1000 people who have joined their service and in Estonia, you have this extra love if you work at Proekspert 🙂 

 

Companies offering private health care or extra compensation

Omniva jobs, Interactive Brokers jobs, Nortal jobs, Veriff jobs, Proekspert jobs, Swedbank jobs, Microsoft jobs, Adcash jobs, Tele2 jobs

 

Healthy Food

health and wellness estonia food

The right diet is crucial for your health and wellness. In fact, diet related diseases have reached the top causes of death, surpassing lung cancer.

Of the 56.9 million deaths worldwide in 2016, more than half (54%) were due to the top 10 causes. Ischaemic heart disease and stroke are the world’s biggest killers, accounting for a combined 15.2 million deaths in 2016. These diseases have remained the leading causes of death globally in the last 15 years according to WHO

When healthy eating is promoted collectively, it is much easier to keep in track. Discussing healthy food options and diets in the kitchen with your team while snacking on some fresh fruit and nuts available can go a long way.

 

These companies offer fresh fruit & veg in the office

All Media Digital jobs, Nortal jobs, Scoro jobs, Burfa Tech jobs, Testlio jobs, COMODULE jobs, Mindshare Estonia jobs, Betsson Group jobs, Fortumo jobs, Insly jobs, Glia jobs, Skeleton Technologies jobs, SK ID Solutions jobs, Helmes jobs, INZMO jobs, Turnit jobs, Fiizy jobs, MindTitan jobs, Sixfold jobs, Admiral Markets jobs, Erply jobs, Bedford Row Capital jobs, Bolt jobs, Icefire jobs, eAgronom jobs, Adcash jobs, Mooncascade jobs, Interactive Brokers jobs, SportID jobs, SEB jobs, Rush Street Interactive jobs, RMIT jobs, IPF Digital jobs, Limegrow jobs, Veriff jobs, EstateGuru jobs, aTalent Recruiting jobs, Vaimo jobs, AFS IT Services Estonia jobs, Mobinner jobs, RingIT jobs, Geneto jobs, Singleton jobs, Microsoft jobs, Optimist Public jobs, Softwerk jobs, Starship jobs, EveryPay jobs, Proekspert jobs, Perforce jobs, Creative Mobile jobs, Swedbank jobs, Cash On Go jobs, Guardtime jobs, Tele2 jobs

 

 

Remote Work

health and wellness remote work

Remote work is one of the most requested perks our talent in Estonia has requested on MeetFrank. Furthermore, there’s plenty of data that shows the positives of remote work far outweigh the negatives. Remote work has been researched quite a bit and it is one of the perks that works great for keeping stress levels down. 

Personally I know the immense benefits – of course depends on your type of responsibilities however taking a few days to work from the peace and quiet of your own home without spending time on commuting can really make the team more productive. In addition to this it adds a sense of trust to your team.

 

Here are companies offering remote work in Estonia on MeetFrank:

All Media Digital jobs, Scoro jobs, Burfa Tech jobs, Testlio jobs, COMODULE jobs, Mindshare Estonia jobs, Betsson Group jobs, Fortumo jobs, Insly jobs, Skeleton Technologies jobs, Helmes jobs, Katana MRP jobs, Fiizy jobs, MindTitan jobs, Sixfold jobs, Admiral Markets jobs, Erply jobs, Bedford Row Capital jobs, Bolt jobs, eAgronom jobs, Adcash jobs, Mooncascade jobs, Omniva jobs, SportID jobs, SEB jobs, Rush Street Interactive jobs, RMIT jobs, IPF Digital jobs, Limegrow jobs, Veriff jobs, EstateGuru jobs, aTalent Recruiting jobs, Vaimo jobs, Riigi Infosüsteemi Amet jobs, AFS IT Services Estonia jobs, Mobinner jobs, Geneto jobs, Singleton jobs, Microsoft jobs, Optimist Public jobs, Softwerk jobs, Starship jobs, EveryPay jobs, Clanbeat jobs, Proekspert jobs, Perforce jobs, Creative Mobile jobs, Swedbank jobs, Cash On Go jobs, Guardtime jobs, Tele2 jobs

 

Team Sport Events

team sport companies estonia

Healthy food and health checks are a great way to improve the overall health and the team morale. However, you also got to keep you body healthy with some exercise. Sports events are also great for team building.

Team sports events benefit the workplace by:

  • Improving productivity
  • Increasing motivation
  • Increasing collaboration
  • Encouraging creativity
  • Improving communication

 

Here are some companies getting their team to be more active by offering SportID or gym membership:

All Media Digital jobs, Scoro jobs, Burfa Tech jobs, Testlio jobs, COMODULE jobs, Mindshare Estonia jobs, Betsson Group jobs, Fortumo jobs, Insly jobs, Glia jobs, Skeleton Technologies jobs, SK ID Solutions jobs, Helmes jobs, Katana MRP jobs, MindTitan jobs, Admiral Markets jobs, Erply jobs, Bedford Row Capital jobs, Bolt jobs, eAgronom jobs, Adcash jobs, Mooncascade jobs, Interactive Brokers jobs, Omniva jobs, SportID jobs, SEB jobs, RMIT jobs, IPF Digital jobs, Limegrow jobs, Veriff jobs, EstateGuru jobs, aTalent Recruiting jobs, Vaimo jobs, Telema jobs, SMIT jobs, Riigi Infosüsteemi Amet jobs, AFS IT Services Estonia jobs, Mobinner jobs, RingIT jobs, Geneto jobs, Singleton jobs, Microsoft jobs, Optimist Public jobs, Softwerk jobs, EveryPay jobs, Proekspert jobs, Swedbank jobs, Cash On Go jobs, Guardtime jobs, Tele2 jobs

These guys also do team sport events:

All Media Digital jobs, Nortal jobs, Scoro jobs, Burfa Tech jobs, Testlio jobs, COMODULE jobs, Mindshare Estonia jobs, Betsson Group jobs, Fortumo jobs, Skeleton Technologies jobs, Helmes jobs, Katana MRP jobs, Turnit jobs, Fiizy jobs, Sixfold jobs, Admiral Markets jobs, Erply jobs, Bedford Row Capital jobs, Bolt jobs, AdCash jobs, Mooncascade jobs, Omniva jobs, SEB jobs, Rush Street Interactive jobs, RMIT jobs, IPF Digital jobs, Veriff jobs, EstateGuru jobs, aTalent Recruiting jobs, Vaimo jobs, Telema jobs, SMIT jobs, AFS IT Services Estonia jobs, Mobinner jobs, RingIT jobs, Geneto jobs, Singleton jobs, Microsoft jobs, Optimist Public jobs, EveryPay jobs, Clanbeat jobs, Proekspert jobs, Swedbank jobs, Cash On Go jobs, Guardtime jobs, Tele2 jobs

 

Miscellaneous

health and wellness estonia

Not all perks fit into strict frames. Health trends change quite a bit but some stuff is well tested and adopted. Think of what else may affect you at work? Sitting by a computer all day hurts your back and posture, the lighting and screen hurts your eyes. Here’s some more extra steps that employers are taking to keep their team healthy.

 

Ergonomics perks and/or standing desks

All Media Digital jobs, Scoro jobs, Burfa Tech jobs, Betsson Group jobs, Testlio jobs, Insly jobs, Glia jobs, Skeleton Technologies jobs, SK ID Solutions jobs, Helmes jobs, INZMO jobs, Katana MRP jobs, Turnit jobs, Sixfold jobs, Admiral Markets jobs, Erply jobs, Bedford Row Capital jobs, Bolt jobs, Icefire jobs, eAgronom jobs, Adcash jobs, Interactive Brokers jobs, Mooncascade jobs, Omniva jobs, SEB jobs, Rush Street Interactive jobs, RMIT jobs, IPF Digital jobs, Limegrow jobs, Veriff jobs, aTalent Recruiting jobs, Vaimo jobs, SMIT jobs, Riigi Infosüsteemi Amet jobs, AFS IT Services Estonia jobs, RingIT jobs, Microsoft jobs, Softwerk jobs, Starship jobs, Proekspert jobs, Perforce jobs, Swedbank jobs, Microsoft jobs, COMODULE jobs, Nortal jobs, Cash On Go jobs, Guardtime jobs, Tele2 jobs

 

Relaxation and meditation rooms

Skeleton Technologies jobs, SK ID Solutions jobs, Helmes jobs, SEB jobs, Swedbank jobs, Tele2 jobs

 

Massage

Nortal jobs, Scoro jobs, Testlio jobs, Fortumo jobs, Insly jobs, SK ID Solutions jobs, Helmes jobs, Turnit jobs, Admiral Markets jobs, Erply jobs, Icefire jobs, Adcash jobs, Omniva jobs, SportID jobs, SEB jobs, RMIT jobs, Veriff jobs, Vaimo jobs, SMIT jobs, Riigi Infosüsteemi Amet jobs, RingIT jobs, Microsoft jobs, Starship jobs, Proekspert jobs, Swedbank jobs, Cash On Go jobs, Guardtime jobs, Tele2 jobs

 

Glasses compensations

Nortal jobs, Swedbank jobs, Helmes jobs, Admiral Markets jobs, Proekspert jobs, Cash On Go jobs, Guardtime jobs, Tele2 jobs

Some employers that really stood out:

health and wellness estonia

Testlio – on top of attending to almost every health benefit we brought out in this write-up, they have scheduled a mindfulness course in the office + 1 month paid sabbatical if you’ve been on the team for 5 years.

COMODULE do planking in the office and have a no-mess orange juicer!

Helmes goes all out with a sleeping capsule, table tennis, pool table, sauna, stretching track… Not bad at all.

Insly has a ping-pong room on top of many other perks. But also worth a mention that Insly has also won an award for a work-friendly environment many years in a row in Estonia. I must mention that I had the pleasure of working with some of Insly’s team and share an office with them some time back and they do indeed deserve the award 🙂

At Katana MRP by default your birthday is a day off – take time to celebrate moving to the next level!

Love cats? Turnit has an office furball called Maša.

Omniva and Swedbank have their own health track on site and Creative Mobile does Kouksundo in the office in the mornings.

Cash On Go will give extra paid 7-days winter vacation for employees who have been in a team for 2 years.

Guardtime has weekly yoga sessions and sauna to use at any time.

 

With all these perks and healthy lifestyle promoting activities many of the companies offer, there’s really little excuse to get healthy 🙂

Did you find some cool companies that align with your perfect workspace? Why don’t you check out if you’re a match on MeetFrank!

Offer some amazing perks to your team but weren’t featured here? Set up your profile on MeetFrank and let us know!

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Health and Wellness in the Office in Lithuania

Health and Wellness in the Office in Lithuania

The health and wellness of a company’s team can make or break it. Regrettably, there are still a lot of companies that see employees as a cost rather than value. But the world is changing. The more successful ones have realised that the company relies heavily on how happy and healthy they keep their talent (the latter is especially important in colder climates).

So here we give you an overview of different benefits and perks on offer by companies in Lithuania to keep their team’s health and wellness on point, resulting in higher productivity.

 

Healthy Food

 

The right diet is crucial for your health and wellness. In fact, diet related diseases have reached the top causes of death, surpassing lung cancer. This is why having that extra push or something as simple as fresh fruit in the office is an important step towards the health and wellness of a company’s team.

Of the 56.9 million deaths worldwide in 2016, more than half (54%) were due to the top 10 causes. Ischaemic heart disease and stroke are the world’s biggest killers, accounting for a combined 15.2 million deaths in 2016. These diseases have remained the leading causes of death globally in the last 15 years according to WHO

As they say – an apple a day keeps the doctor away.

health and wellness lithuania 

These companies offer fresh fruit & veg in the office

Check out what they do and see if you’re a match!

Sai Global jobs, Present Connection jobs, Adroiti jobs, Rokkex jobs, Baltic Amadeus jobs, Cognizant jobs, Blue Bridge jobs, CoinGate jobs, Zenitech jobs, TeleSoftas jobs, Vinted jobs, Filippo Loreti, Satalia Lithuania, UAB Kesko Senukai Digital, Vilniaus turto valdymas jobs, IBus Media jobs, Solutionlab Production jobs, Rely in the Baltics jobs, Profitus jobs, Tele2 Lietuva jobs, Inventi jobs, Convious jobs, BTT Cloud jobs.

On top of fresh food and snacks Vinted also has hot soup for all of their team 🙂

Kesko Senukai Digital has breakfast in the office and Zenitech offers lunch on Thursdays.

 

Remote Work

health and wellness remote

Remote work has become very popular in recent years. There have been many studies on the topic and giving your team the flexibility to work from where they choose can boost productivity quite a lot. By offering remote work, stress levels are reduced and on top you spend less time commuting.

 

Here are companies offering remote work in Lithuania on MeetFrank:

Sai Global jobs, Present Connection jobs, Adroiti jobs, Rokkex jobs, ACME Grupė jobs, ACC Distribution jobs, ACME Film jobs, Baltic Amadeus jobs, Mio Technologies jobs, Blue Bridge jobs, CoinGate jobs, ProvenStack jobs, Visma Lietuva jobs, TeleSoftas jobs, Vinted jobs, Filippo Loreti jobs, TableAir jobs, Satalia Lithuania jobs, Kesko Senukai Digital jobs, Vilniaus turto valdymas jobs, Telia Company jobs, IBus Media jobs, Solutionlab Production jobs, Rely in the Baltics jobs, Credital jobs, Profitus jobs, Tele2 jobs, UAB Inventi jobs, Convious jobs, Icona jobs, Novitas jobs

 

Health Checks

health checks lithuania companies

Health checks provided through work benefit both the employee and employer greatly. On top of the obvious – which is you know, improving your overall health it can also help boost loyalty and morale at work. 

The World Health Organisation (WHO) identifies the following key risk factors to health, all of these could be addressed during a health check:

  • Smoking
  • Drinking alcohol
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • High blood glucose
  • Poorly balanced diet
  • Lack of exercise

Regular health checks can help you identify an underlying problem and seek a resolution. Also, this may give you enough of a push or advice to change some of your lifestyle choices for improving your health – such as quitting smoking or changing your diet.

Benefits to team:

  • Access to info on their health
  • Reduced risks to their health
  • Improvement in performance
  • Better mental health

Benefits to companies:

  • Reduced sickness absence
  • Higher overall happiness of staff
  • Reduced turnover of staff
  • Improvement in productivity
  • Improved morale and loyalty amongst employees – taking extra steps for the health of the team improves overall work satisfaction

 

Here are some of the companies in Lithuania that offer health checks on MeetFrank:

Present Connection jobs, Rokkex jobs, ACME Grupė jobs, ACC Distribution jobs, ACME Film jobs, Baltic Amadeus jobs, Blue Bridge jobs

 

These companies offer flu vaccinations on the house on top of the health checks:

Kesko Senukai Digital jobs, Cognizant jobs, Solutionlab Production jobs, Rely in the Baltics jobs

 

These companies take another extra step and pay for private health insurance:

IBus Media jobs, Telia Company jobs, Rely in the Baltics jobs, Sai Global jobs, Baltic Amadeus jobs, Visma jobs

 

Mental health support is on the agenda for these guys:

Rokkex jobs, Cognizant jobs, Vilniaus turto valdymas jobs

 

 

Team Sport Events

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Health checks and vaccinations go a long way however prevention is better than fixing the already developed issues. Keeping on top of regular exercise in addition to workload and family life can be hard. 

In addition to the benefits of team building and getting to know each other on a more personal level, finding buddies to exercise with at work can have long-lasting effects – by instilling exercise and keeping fit in your company culture you can help your team keep this up regularly.  

On top of this, team sports events benefit the workplace by:

  • Improving productivity
  • Increasing motivation
  • Increasing collaboration
  • Encouraging creativity
  • Improving communication

 

Here are some companies taking extra steps in recreational activities.

 

These companies provide gym membership or reimburse sport related expenses:

Sai Global jobs, Present Connection jobs, Baltic Amadeus jobs, Cognizant jobs, Blue Bridge jobs, Filippo Loreti jobs, Credital jobs

 

These guys also do team sport events:

Present Connection jobs, Baltic Amadeus jobs, Cognizant jobs, Blue Bridge jobs, ProvenStack jobs, Zenitech jobs, Visma jobs, TeleSoftas jobs, Filippo Loreti jobs, Vilniaus turto valdymas jobs, Telia Company jobs, Solutionlab Production jobs, Profitus jobs, Tele2 jobs, Inventi jobs, BTT Cloud jobs

Vinted raises the bar again with in-house pilates class and gym 🙂

 

Miscellaneous

 

Some companies are getting creative and are taking extra steps on top of this.

Standing desks is a popular one – sitting down all day is not great for posture and overall health.

Mindfulness and relaxation is also a nice new trend in workplaces.

health and wellness mindfulness

Relaxation and meditation rooms

Sai Global jobs, Mio Technologies jobs, Visma jobs

 

Massage or standing desks

Sai Global jobs, Present Connection jobs, Adroiti jobs, Rokkex jobs, ACME Grupė, ACC Distribution, ACME Film, Baltic Amadeus jobs, Mio Technologies jobs, Cognizant jobs, Blue Bridge jobs, ProvenStack jobs, Visma jobs, TeleSoftas jobs, Vinted jobs, Filippo Loreti jobs, TableAir jobs, Satalia jobs, Kesko Senukai Digital jobs, Vilniaus turto valdymas jobs, Solutionlab Production jobs, Rely in the Baltics jobs, Credital jobs, Tele2 jobs, Convious jobs

 

Some employers that really stood out:

Cognizant – also provides (on top of what most do as well) special allowances in case of wedding, childbirth and bereavement. Paid leave to learn a new language. They actively promote blood and bone marrow donation in the office.

Vinted was also pointed out in many of the categories above and on top of this they have hammocks! Hammocks for your feet even!

Want some extra time off to relax? No problem at Solutionlab Production

If you have kids, Telia has invested in keeping a family friendly work culture by creating a kids zone in their office.

 

Health and wellness at work = a successful business

 

And there we have it – these 33 amazing companies put their money where their mouth is and make sure that the wellbeing of their team is a top priority. If you are working for a cool company that is doing something exceptional in this field and they were not mentioned, drop their link in the comments and we’ll reach out to them, 🙂

Did you find some cool companies that align with your perfect workspace? Why don’t you check out if you’re a match on MeetFrank!

Offer some amazing perks for health and wellness of your team but weren’t featured here? Set up your profile on MeetFrank and let us know

12 Fintech Companies in Finland to Watch Out for in 2019

12 Fintech Companies in Finland to Watch Out for in 2019

FinTech is a big thing in Finland. Currently there are 170+ FinTech companies that generated over a billion euros in revenue in Finland in 2018. Over 400M euros have been invested into Finnish FinTech powerhouses and demand seems to be growing according to Helsinki Fintech Farm.

Taking all that into consideration it comes as no surprise that most MeetFrank users from Finland want to work for startups, companies seen as the next big thing and FinTech. 

Let’s take a look at some of the companies on MeetFrank you probably know about and some you should get to know making waves in FinTech in Finland.

 

Ferratum

Ferratum is a true market leader in Finnish FinTech. Generating over 200M euros in revenue, others don’t even come close. They have over 14 years of experience providing digital financial services. Today, they are a FinTech that develops and operates a big data based global financial platform for real-time scoring, lending and banking services.

Ferratum has offices in addition to Helsinki also in Tallinn, Malaga, Prague and Riga. 

 

Northmill

Northmill identifies as a fintech-company, meaning that their DNA is made of technology and their business is finance. They believe that the best and most innovative financial products are created by blending technology with finance.

Since 2006, they provide customers with access to better credit by converting big data into smart data.Today, Northmill has 200,000 customers and 125 employees, with over 50 percent working with IT, in three countries.

 

Sievo

Sievo, established in 2006 is a global leader in procurement analytics. Up to date they have over 180 employees, enjoy over 82k cups of coffee annually and manage spend over €350B annually. Sounds pretty impressive to me.

What is it like working at Sievo? They don’t care if you speak Finnish, they care if you can do quality tech. Whilst they do serious business for big global corporations, you can genuinely be your awesome self and the whole organisation is jointly against assholism. 

P.S. Over 30% Sievonians are female (in IT!). 

fintech in finland

LVS Brokers

LSV Brokers have developed a smooth and secure way of connecting consumers and companies. LVS Brokers has already connected more than 50 financial service providers to the Money API and helped more than 500,000 people make better financial decisions in the digital world. 

What is their work culture like? Everyone works independently towards the same common goals, and celebrate impressively together when the targets are met. Work hard, play hard. They are also keen on sports – all of LVS Brokers traveled to the Kosice IIHF 2019 Ice Hockey Championships together to see Finland play.  

 

Visma

Visma offers software and services that simplify and digitise core business processes in the private and public sector. They operate across the entire Nordic region along with Benelux, Central and Eastern Europe. With over 9,000 employees, 900,000 customers and net revenue of NOK 11,389 million in 2018, Visma are one of Europe’s leading software companies.

Want to join this Norwegian giant? Check out who they seek on MeetFrank.

 

IPF Digital

IPF Digital want to introduce new technologies and tools to enable more benefits as well as visibility and knowledge to the customer about their finances. Some practical examples are already available in Creditea Mobile Wallet such as rewarding customers from their daily usage.

They have a very flat organization and everyone is constantly allowed and expected to challenge the status quo. They have clear targets but also have lots of fun whilst reaching them.

Fun fact: Their team goes for sessions personal trainer twice a year to learn how to increase internal and external strength.

 

F-Secure

F-Secure help Fintech firms to best prepare for cyber attack by helping them to understand their current measure of cyber resilience and to improve it. If you own a computer you probably have used or know about F-Secure already. True veterans in the industry – running since 1988.

Their red teamers always have a banana in their bag. Here’s why

FIntech

LIMESTONE

LIMESTONE is an independent and flexible fund service provider established in 2007. The company has had an active presence in Luxembourg since 2007 via UCITS and SIF umbrellas more recently via our local Branch. 

LIMESTONE provides a variety of Fund services and solutions, which can be tailored according to our customer needs. 

 

Sortter

Sortter is a Finnish loan comparison service. They compare bank loan offers – just like hotel comparison pages compare hotels for you. 

They work with trusted banks and only qualify as partners for loan providers who offer loans on fair terms.They keep the small print out of our service and always look for the cheapest option for their customers from all their partners.

 

Heat Ledger

In addition to the great pun in their company name honouring the remarkable late actor, HEAT’s blockchain lowers the entry barrier and becomes the perfect solution for anyone to run their own microservices and benefit from all the efficiency gains of a blockchain infrastructure.

The HEAT Blockchain operates live since January 2017. It is capable of doing 1,000+ (real) tx/sec in a decentralized network.

heath ledger

SkenarioLabs

SkenarioLabs is an AI-driven real estate analytics company specialized in providing automated property valuation and technical risk assessments for both residential and commercial real estate. Their clients range from asset managers, property owners and financial institutions, just to name a few. 

The company is funded by innogy Innovation Hub and is expanding towards international markets.

 

BigBank

Bigbank AS was established in 1992 in Tartu, Estonia. It specialises in term deposits and consumer loans and now operates in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Spain and Sweden, while providing cross-border services on the German, Austrian and Dutch markets. The company operates under the trademark Bigbank on all markets.

Bigbank As Finland branch opened in 2009 and offers deposit and loan services. Bigbank is a bank that specializes in consumer credit, which is why Bigbank is faster and more flexible than traditional credit institutions.

 

What is MeetFrank Anyways?

 

MeetFrank is a recruitment app. Built for you, the talent first. We match you with the companies that are looking for someone with your skillset, rather than becoming just a CV in a pile of thousands. Check what companies are out there, learn more about them and find out how much they are willing to pay you. Whether you’re looking for remote work in Estonia, relocation or a steady 9-5 in the office, have a look what’s out there!

From the other side, for our awesome recruiters – find talent that meets your exact needs and salary expectations rather than spending time on candidates who are not right for you. Jobseekers can send direct job requests through the app without there even being a job offer listed. Find the talent you didn’t even know you were looking for!

We want everyone to love their job. And this is why we do this. 

 

Fintech in Lithuania – How These 10 Companies are Making a Difference?

Fintech in Lithuania – How These 10 Companies are Making a Difference?

Lithuania has very quickly established itself as a new and innovative fintech hub. A lot of this is thanks to the flexible regulations by the government. Lithuania’s e-money licences for example take 3-4x less time than in most other EU countries.

And with Brexit at our doorstep, companies are flocking in to be able to keep their fintech operations up in Europe. Lithuania began attracting fintech companies a few years ago, and as of January 2019 has issued a total of 83 licences to such firms, second only to Britain among European Union countries, according to government figures.

So let’s take a look at some of the fintech innovators in Lithuania and what they do on a daily basis.

 

Blockchain

Blockchain is connecting the world to the future of finance by building the tools and technology people need to buy, store, and use cryptocurrencies in everyday life. By blockchain here we mean the company that provides one of the first crypto wallets and digital assets platform, not the whole blockchain technology as such.

As I mentioned, they are one of the pioneers in the crypto and blockchain field that provide easy and safe access to millions around the globe, from individuals to some of the largest institutions.

More than 41M Wallets have been created on their platform from across 140 countries.

 

Baltic Amadeus

Baltic Amadeus have a mission to accelerate digital transformation of conventional banking and  help banks ensure the best customer experience possible. They have years of experience in implementing omnichannel solutions for the biggest Nordic banks.

What excites them most about their company is #enjoyIT culture. They’re in it and they believe in it. Fun fact – They have a smiling face in their logo, that mirrors the smile of every single developer of BA family. Want to be part of these smiles? See who they seek on MeetFrank.

baltic amadeus remote work in lithuania

 

ROKKEX

ROKKEX is a crypto exchange built by cybersecurity professionals. They use military grade hardware and banking grade software to provide Fort Knox-like environment for traders. Their exchange platform is fully regulated with industry-leading AML procedures and immutable blockchain solutions.

Apart from bank-level security, Rokkex offers intuitive UX, AI-assisted KYC, powerful matching engine, and industry-leading AML procedures.

A friendly UX interface to satisfy early crypto adopters and sandboxed environment for trading experiments for proficient traders. When they say safe, they mean safe – They have three 4-legged cybersecurity experts – office dogs:)

 

Kernolab

Kernolab is developing a new platform to be used by electronic money institutions. They will have a wide range of services convenient for both institutions and their customers. The platform will have fast implementation and wide range of additional features & services.

They see working with other FinTechs as a market where others are not competitors but opportunities for new co-ops and synergies.

 

Shift4 Payments

Shift4 Payments have created a single source for all payments needs. Shift4’s complete payment solution gives businesses the best of both worlds: full payment processing with merchant services and a secure payment gateway.

Fun fact! Like Shift4 Payments, their founder and CEO also moves fast. He holds the record for flying around the world in a light jet, with a time of 61 hours, 51 minutes and 15 seconds.

lithuania fintech

 

Profitus

Profitus is a crowdlending service, Profitus combines everything it’s user could expect from a crowdlending platform – this includes low interest rates, simplified application process and quick lending decisions.

Crowdlending is hot right now. Profitus is adopting new technologies to optimize the lending process, save time, allow investors to increase their income and borrowers to expect quicker funding and lower mortgage rates.

Every milestone marked by the Profitus team is celebrated with the huge cake. Last year alone Profitus team managed to eat 24 of them!

 

Debitum

Debitum provides both retail and institutional investors with an opportunity to invest in loans for SMEs in Europe through our innovative, blockchain-driven investment platform. To sum up, Debitum Network offers easy access to an average person living anywhere in the world to fund operations of SMEs and earn attractive returns.    

Their development team chose to name for every consecutive version of the platform after the Pokémon game. The first version was Abra, the second one is Kadabra, and guess what the third one is going to be… 🙂

debitum fintech

CoinGate

As a company that facilitates cryptocurrency payments between merchants and shoppers, Coingate like to believe that they’re strongly contributing to spreading cryptocurrency adoption in general. They are not afraid to innovate and implement the newest technologies available.

If you know a bit about blockchain then this should impress – They were the first crypto payment processor to introduce Lightning Network payments to their merchants. Also amongst the first to implement SegWit addresses. 

Their team buildings often happen at cool places, like music festivals or abroad countries. Want to be part of it? Check out who theyre hiring on MeetFrank.

fintech blockchain

 

Mistertango

Mistertango was one of the first fintech’s in Lithuania and has had immense growth in the past few years. They are making a change by providing vital financial solutions to FinTech ecosystem members. And they strongly believe that this new neobanks era is changing the world.  

Some time ago, one of their customers demanded a meeting with company owner Mr. Tango, and did not accept any other persons 🙂

Perhaps the in-demand Mr. Tango is looking for you? Check out on Meetfrank.

 

Railsbank

London-based Railsbank, regarded as a pioneer in the fintech sector, has an office in Vilnius. They enable their customers to solve any financial use-case that they are trying to build through using Railsbank’s flexible APIs..  

Railsbank believes the most exciting thing about them is the fact that they are unique in the market, because they go beyond technology to also provide financial services operations and regulation for customers. Railsbank has created the platform to be a “complete financial services utility” enabling their customers to build, launch and operate their financial services business rapidly and safely.

The Railsbank Baftas. They have organised an onsite/offsite to celebrate the fact that they’ve just doubled the workforce. It’s a chance for people to get to know each and be up for certain key awards (just what those awards will be, we couldn’t possibly say).

railsbank fintech

Fintech in Lithuania

 

Fintech in Lithuania has really jumpstarted recently. As mentioned above, the government regulations do help. Where governments have taken a more liberal and a supporting stance, economies florish. Just look at Hong Kong and Singapore for example. Could Lithuania be the next Hong Kong of fintech? Let’s see where this goes.

 

What is MeetFrank Anyways?

 

MeetFrank is a recruitment app. Built for you, the talent first. We match you with the companies that are looking for someone with your skillset, rather than becoming just a CV in a pile of thousands. Check what companies are out there, learn more about them and find out how much they are willing to pay you. Whether you’re looking for remote work in Estonia, relocation or a steady 9-5 in the office, have a look what’s out there!

From the other side, for our awesome recruiters – find talent that meets your exact needs and salary expectations rather than spending time on candidates who are not right for you. Jobseekers can send direct job requests through the app without there even being a job offer listed. Find the talent you didn’t even know you were looking for!

We want everyone to love their job. And this is why we do this.