HR cases

APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM FOR SCHOOL-DROPOUTS IN DENMARK

Phønix Tag Materialer in Vejen, Denmark, has taken an initiative for a trainee program of roofers. The students are mainly young with several defeats in their life who get a chance to get closer to the labor market and a daily life where they both learn and contribute. The goal of the training is to get an apprenticeship with a roofing company. This will give them a fresh start and hopefully a new and lasting direction in life, where the roofing profession will be the way into adulthood.

The background to the project is the labor shortage that prevails in the roofing industry. The Apprenticeship program is a joint project with several partners; roofing contractors, municipalities, employment services, trade unions, and the Danish Ministry of Labor.
The first 26 students began in March 2020 and the program was inaugurated by the Danish Minister of Labor Mr Troels Lund Poulsen.

VIRTUAL FIKA

In Denmark, the project “Coffee with Paul-Erik” has been initiated due to the corona pandemic. Employees in the Danish organization can have a coffee once a month with the business area manager Paul-Erik Rask via the video function Teams on the Internet. Paul-Erik gives information about the business and all online can talk to him.

SOCIAL MEDIA TO KEEP THE ORGANIZATION IN TOUCH

There are various examples of how companies in the Group use social media to keep in touch with employees. In Finland, roofers who are out in the field have an app through which they can easily get information and talk to colleagues and the management.