In 2017 KONE launched a program to accelerate the execution of its Winning with Customers strategy to support profitable growth. The objective of the change program was to create a faster-moving, more efficient, customer-centric organization focusing on the customer-facing functions in the country organizations. One of the principles at the program is to plan and deploy the people-related changes as successfully as possible at each participating location. As a member of our program team, Markus Taina from HR Plus built us the practices and guidance mechanism to implement the needed organizational changes. This was done in a close co-operation with my HR organization. Additionally HR Plus brought us the program management capability and wide experience to plan and deploy organizational changes.
Posti Group Oy
VP HR, Business HR
Between 2017-2018 we re-organised one of Posti’s business unit. It meant transferring business and employees between Posti’s sub companies. At the same time we harmonised our HR processes and practices.
Because this project was about to take place in several countries at the same time, we needed an extra project manager to support our HR team and to give us the needed experience to execute this kind of project.
Project manager from HR Plus was in charge in making the needed changes together with Posti’s HR team. We managed to carry out the changes successfully in a perspective of business and personnel.
CEO, Project: Building a career model
During fall 2016 Kolster Ltd. started, as a first company in IPR sector, employees’ career path plan based on their task structure. Markus Taina from HR Plus build us a model for this plan based on employees interviews and his former experience. The outcome of this project is now in use and fits well in our expert organisation leadership as well as employees development and business management point of views.
In the model we clearly describe alternative career paths in our company and this way raise employees commitment to Kolster. Working with Markus has been really easy and his expertise has been a great help for us.
Konecranes is a world leading group of lifting businesses. At Konecranes, we believe that great customer experience is built on the people behind the Konecranes name – people committed to providing our customers with lifting equipment and services that lift their businesses. In order to ensure we have the right talent in the right place at the right time we wanted to analysis and develop our recruitment activities in one of our business unit in the EMEA Region.
In the last quarter of 2018, HR Plus conducted a current state analyses on recruitment focusing on how to find key talent. HR Plus worked closely together with Konecranes HR to review the current recruitment planning, guidance, existing practices as well as expectations from HR, hiring Managers and new employees.
Saara and Veronica were able to bring an outside-in view on the current state and propose development activities that Konecranes HR is already implementing and developing further. The project was completed fast and had an impact on the way we develop our recruitment activities.
HR Director, Corporate Functions
At Cargotec, leadership is one of the main building blocks on our way to leading position in intelligent cargo handling. To succeed in this, we need efficient and intelligent HR, tools, processes and services, so that our people can perform at their highest level of competence in all circumstances.
In 2017 we needed extra HR hands to help us in an outsourcing process and chose HR Plus as vendor due to their good reputation as an HR partner. Markus and Vero allowed us to focus on other critical projects by taking over the project responsibility.
Lännen Tekstiilihuolto Oy, Turku
Because of the new GDPR, HR Plus tailored a survey for our current practices in collecting, saving, transferring and deleting of personal data. After the survey results, they gave us guidelines and documented the way we should treat our personal data. HR Plus also updated our employee training programs and equality and uniformity plans to present.
From the reports and guidelines that HR Plus prepared, it has been very easy for us to update our practices and to correspond our current situation. We were very pleased with their high level of expertise.
Saab Finland Oy
As part of its global growth strategy, Saab has expanded its business in Finland in 2017. Part of this growth meant that we needed to have a supporting local HR function established in the country.
HR Plus helped us build the foundations which included common HR processes and practices and creating HR policies, taking into consideration our company’s global HR framework and the Finnish legislation requirements.
We were able to establish a smooth HR operation within 6 months and got the consultancy expertise that helped us have our HR basics in place.
Fira Group Oy
VP, People Development Fira Group Oy
HR Plus conducted an HR functional assessment by interviewing all employees and going through and evaluating all our HR material. In this assignment, the functionality of employee management and HR practises were evaluated as well as their strategic position in our daily management and operations.
The report gave us a valuable outside opinion about our current status and clear proposals of the needed actions, that we have already started to take into practice. During fast growth and development, there is always a risk that employees become partly blind to these development needs. We are thankful to HR Plus for opening our eyes with their expertise.
Global Manufacturing Company
Markus Taina from HR Plus lead HR transformation from the global project’s perspective with focus and intensity. Without his experience and drive, we would have struggled to keep all the details on global level together.
Markus collaborated smoothly with stakeholders from China, US and Europe and was very valued leader and a member of the transformation team.