The winner was announced in opening ceremony for the academic year on Monday.
Once a year, Laurea University of Applied Sciences rewards a member of its staff who has acted especially commendably. In 2016, Information Service Manager Tarja Gustafsson was awarded the title of Laurea staff member of the year.
The selection criteria praised Information Service Manager Tarja Gustafsson as a meticulous and responsible worker. Her position as a manager in charge of data production highlights the role of a responsible expert. Gustafsson has been persistently shouldering responsibility for 20 years in developing data production in Laurea University of Applied Sciences. In her work, Gustafsson produces highly valuable information to serve as a basis for decision-making and is deeply committed to Laurea. She is highly respected among colleagues. She has been selected in a number of national working groups, in other words, she has been recognised as an expert in the field of universities of applied sciences.
- Naturally, Gustafsson is quite surprised by the recognition. For me, being recognised means that the jury has found my work visible and significant for Laurea, Tarja Gustafsson describes her selection as Laurea staff member of the year.
- Responsibility is mentioned as one of the criteria for the recognition. In fact, I consider this recognition to be widely addressed to those members of the Laurea community whose motivated and responsible work occurs behind the basic operations and who make sure that different processes are functional.
The aim of the Laurea staff member of the year award is to publicly recognise activity in accordance with Laurea's values. The primary criterion for awarding the prize is that the recipient has acted in accordance with Laurea's values and Ethical Code of Conduct. This awarding round put particular emphasis on responsible work based on Laurea2020 strategy as well as Laurea's brand promise Together we are stronger and service promise We are here for you at Laurea.