Outsourced HR-function

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Applicon is a tech company that collaborates with banks and financial institutions in the Nordic region. Their employees have vast experience in banking, finance, and business processes, management, system development, implementation of standard systems, and the adaption of international banking systems. Applicon has a turnover of approximately SEK 109 million and currently employs 50 people. 

 

Background

In order to support their change and growth journey Applicon has experienced a need to initiate and drive a number of strategic and operational HR initiatives. Applicon realized that they didn’t have the right competence in house and decided to outsource their HR department to Sweden HR group in order to get the appropriate support and enable a successful delivery on the chosen initiatives.

 

Solution & Results

Sweden HR group focused on delivering business-oriented HR to assist Applicon in setting their new HR strategy and operations. A number of HR processes and activities anchored in the business objectives were set and delivered. The solution enables Applicon to maintain a fast pace in a time of strong change by allowing quick access to strategic and operational HR expertise. 

 

Among other things Sweden HR group has: 

  • Conducted an HR Audit to assess and identify the prioritized needs at both operational and strategic level. 
  • Developed a long-term HR process that is anchored in the business objectives.  
  • Further developed policies and procedures to match the growth rate and transformation journey of the business. 
  • Installed procedures for regular health and safety management. 
  • Supported management and leadership in goal setting, performance management and salary review process. 
  • Conducted leadership development and management training programs. 
  • Conducted training in labour law and occupational health and safety to strengthen the competence of the business. 
  • Developed a recruitment process tailored to the business and trained managers on how to recruit effectively. 

 

By working closely with the business Sweden HR group supports Applicon’s journey of change and long-term development towards a sustainable business that thrives now and in the future.  

 

“Bringing in a team that has been able to work both operationally to solve day-to-day challenges and at the same time create a forward strategy for HR has been a key success factor. The team set-up gave us the power to do both. The HR strategy developed is an important foundation for our ongoing growth efforts.”

Victoria Sundberg, CEO Applicon

What does Victoria Sundberg, CEO Applicon, think about our collaboration?

Why did you choose Sweden HR group?

One of our colleagues at Applicon had worked with Sweden HR group before and was very happy with the outcome and service provided. We liked the idea of having a dedicated team delivering on the strategy and operations instead of a single individual. It makes us less vulnerable as a company and provides us with a broad and deep expertise in our HR function.  

What are you most satisfied with?

The experience and skills Sweden HR group brought into the company and the speed by which we were supported. We have been assisted to coach leaders, align policies, processes and put a strategy forward in a very short time.  

What is the difference now compared to before the collaboration?

Our change efforts in our HR processes have a clear action plan that are aligned with the business objectives we set for our growth journey.  

What results have we created/contributed to at your company?

Clearer processes, clearer ownership of various activities which created greater peace of mind in the organisation. We have also been helped with training in labour law and occupational health and safety, which are important components to enable our managers to feel secure in their roles.  

If you were to recommend Sweden HR group – what would you say?

Bringing in a team that has been able to work both operationally to solve day-to-day challenges and at the same time create a forward strategy for HR has been a key success factor. The team set-up gave us the power to do both. The HR strategy developed is an important foundation for our ongoing growth efforts. 

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