Holmen's personnel management activities focus on developing employeeship, leadership and organisation. Work here is based on laws, collective agreements, and a number of Group-wide policies and guidelines.
The work with HR at Holmen is carried out in accordance with the Group's HR policy. Personnel issues are handled by a coordination group for HR, which comprises the personnel managers of the business areas and is chaired by the Group's HR Director. All the managers have responsibility for HR issues. They are supported by local and central HR expertise. The company benefits from operational local HR functions in combination with a coordinated Group-wide staff function.
The HR activity is based on the business plans and applicable laws and agreements. Holmen's code of conduct and policies and guidelines in HR provide guidance in day-to-day work and clarify what is expected of those who work for Holmen.
A number of laws and collective agreements govern the Swedish labour market. Similar laws exist in the UK and the Netherlands:
- Work Environment Act
- Working Hours Act
- Employment Protection Act
- Co-determination at Work Act
- EU anti-discrimination law
- Agreements between industry organisation the Swedish Association of Industrial Employers and trade union organisations.