I recently read a quote from Will Farrell “Before you marry a person you should first make them use a computer with slow internet to see who they really are.” Not wanting to sound too dramatic but I’m a survivor of two office moves within 4 months (different companies) … and I can safely say that you can also tell a lot of an organisation and its people just by how they handle an office move.
The world of Human Resources is complex and consists of many different areas, such as payroll, recruitment and HR technology. As such, it is not always easy for organizations to focus on the right strategic HR priorities, in order to keep up with global market evolutions and to improve HR service delivery.
Reading the blog from my colleague Inna Wahlberg on the HR services market in the APJ region, inspired me to write a short piece on the HR services market in our Northern European region, which is covering the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.
A region with similarities between countries but also some very clear differences.
It is tempting to view the 4 Nordic countries as 1, and a common history and some similarities in languages and culture certainly give some arguments for this.