The Riksbank as a workplace
At the Riksbank we work, on behalf of the citizens of Sweden, for a strong and secure economy. Here you will experience challenges and development every day in a stimulating environment. When you start to work with us, you will soon learn to take your own responsibility for your work tasks. As we are a flat organisation, you will have management close at hand and you should not be surprised if you are asked to make a presentation to the Governor in your first month.
There is a breadth of competence and professional categories at the Riksbank. Mostly we have economists working in different fields and departments at the bank, but we have many other professional categories, such as legal experts, communicators, IT consultants, statisticians, engineers, administrators.
As our work is usually both independent and challenging, you will have to be both committed and motivated to succeed at your job.
The Riksbank offers you skills development every day – through your colleagues you have constant opportunities to learn new things. Our members of staff are highly competent, both academically and experientially, and the possibilities for learning are endless. The only limit is your own level of ambition. We also offer a number of courses and seminars where necessary.
At the Riksbank you will help make a difference. Whatever your job here at the Riksbank, you will be working together with the rest of the staff on behalf of the citizens of Sweden for a strong and secure economy.
Good working environment
We want the Riksbank to be an attractive workplace with a working environment that increases staff motivation, job satisfaction and efficiency. We therefore work systematically on working environment issues as part of our day-to-day activities.
The Riksbank is offering flexible and sustainable working methods through teleworking over a trial period until 31 December 2022. Depending on operational requirements, there may be a possibility for the Riksbank’s employees to work remotely for up to two days a week.
We consider that groups consisting of people with different experiences and perspectives are more efficient and dynamic than groups consisting of individuals who are very similar. Therefore, we aim to promote equal rights, opportunities and obligations for all members of staff at the Riksbank. All members of staff shall be assessed and evaluated objectively, which is followed up every year in the areas of working conditions, wage formation, recruitment and discrimination.
Our activities are increasingly influenced by developments abroad. By always having employees stationed around the world, increasing their competence, we can also deepen and broaden the Riksbank’s competence and influence. It is also seen as positive for an employee’s career path to spend some time working in an international environment before returning to the Riksbank.
Working abroad may be for a shorter or longer period. It can range from a three-month exchange with another central bank to a two-year period of service with an organisation linked to the Riksbank.
We invest substantially in leadership development and support for our managers in the form of individual coaching and leadership development programmes for new managers. Get-togethers allow managers to exchange experiences and strengthen their internal network. Every second year, our managers receive feedback in the form of 360-degree appraisal and we are proud of our very positive results.
Being a manager at the Riksbank entails considerable responsibility. Managerial competence and leadership are decisive to the way in which the Riksbank succeeds in carrying out its tasks and achieving its goals. Leadership also has considerable significance for employees’ motivation, work performance and job satisfaction. The working climate at the Riksbank should motivate and involve people.
Employeeship at the Riksbank is our joint platform that tells us what we expect from one another and from ourselves, how we should act and what responsibility we have. Our employeeship – our overall behaviour – creates our culture. Our culture is what we do, think, say – both individually and together. Ultimately, the employees’ overall behaviour will determine whether or not we succeed.
We have together determined what behaviour we would like to see from our managers, ourselves and our colleagues so that we can live up to our guiding principle; Results, Initiative, Competence, Cooperation and Job satisfaction and thereby create good conditions to attain our objectives and strive for our vision to be an innovative central bank with a high level of preparedness.