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Building Competence for a successful future

In times of rapid development and continuous change, our capability to grow competence within the company will be a success factor to future proof our business.

Through the annual People and Competence Review, we identify business needs and competence gaps, and create a consolidated diagnosis to ensure the right competence is available at the right time and place. Our Competence Development Forum gathers twice a year to follow up on the competence plan derived from the review, and to align our ways of working, including establishing a common competence development process.

During 2018, our diagnosis identified competence improvement areas within, for example, digitalization, sustainability, safety, go-to-market and core technology competence. We are creating a competence framework, where we gather and align job descriptions, assessment tools, performance & development talks for everyone, as well as a new learning platform. This platform will provide learning offers in a flexible and timely manner to meet both business and co-worker needs. Prioritized topics of competence development are core technology areas and leadership.

During 2018 we estimate that the Höganäs Group provided on average 13 hours of formalized training per co-worker or, in total, 25,800 hours. Due to a lack of routines and system support, we still have difficulties in reporting an exact number of training hours. The learning platform will provide us with the numbers when it is up and running.

Other mandatory trainings are More Höganäs, Code of Conduct, Sustainability, GDPR and Work Place Safety. During 2018, we have focused on Data Protection and GDPR for managers.

In 2018 69 percent of our co-workers had a performance and development talk. The goal for 2019 is 100 percent.