On the basis of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Nordic smart building group has hired Nana Dierks from Denmark to fill the newly-created position of Group Head of People & Culture. This strategic recruitment is designed to support the corporate culture across the group – as well as the ambition to strengthen the retention and development of key employees through Nordomatic Academy
Competition for skills is fierce in the Nordic countries. As one of the Nordic region’s leading system integrators in Building Management Systems, the Nordomatic Group aims to strengthen its position in the market through strategic initiatives in corporate culture and sustainability.
A focus on employees has always been part of the corporate culture in the group, which among other things has employees as cultural ambassadors to welcome new colleagues – and to strengthen cohesion and competitiveness by sharing knowledge and experience across locations and functions.
Customer value through knowledge and culture
“Admittedly, we are a technology-based company – but our value to customers is created by the knowledge and commitment of our employees. It is therefore extremely important that we maintain and develop a strong corporate culture in which our employees are happy in their work, and can develop technical skills and build good social relations both internally and externally,” says Toke Juul, CEO of Nordomatic Danmark A/S, who is also deputy group manager responsible for acquisitions and organizational development.
The Nordomatic Group has been working for some time to develop programmes and initiatives across borders, business areas and locations, and now, with the appointment of Danish Nana Dierks as Group Head of People & Culture, the Nordic group management is putting extra efforts into prioritising the more than 450 employees, who are distributed with 170 in Denmark, 250 in Sweden and just over 30 in Norway.
“I am looking forward to getting to know the country managers, managers and employees in the three countries so that, together, we can develop one of the best corporate cultures in the Nordic region. The Group has already developed initiatives in skills enhancement and employee care, including Nordomatic Academy. In addition, through selected SDGs, the group management and owners have sent a clear signal that they wish to build a strong brand with a focus on sustainability, both socially and environmentally. It’s really motivating for me to have this opportunity to make my contribution to such a meaningful agenda,” says Nana Dierks.
Nana Dierks comes from Matas A/S, where she was responsible for a strategic development project at the intersection of systems, processes, structures and culture. Previously, she has worked as a group HR manager at Brdr. Hartmann A/S, and has held senior HR positions in Gillette Group Nordic, Smith & Nephew and Schneider Electric.
“Through her previous positions, Nana has built up solid experience of strategic HR in Danish, Nordic and international companies. In addition, she has practical experience with project and change management and is a strong communicator. These are characteristics that we look forward to bringing on board in a group where things move rapidly, and where change in a high-tech industry is an integral part of everyday life,” says Toke Juul.
Nana Dierks is 49 and a graduate of Aarhus University, and in parallel with her career has continuously trained in project management, facilitation, coaching and systemic process consultation. In her private life, she is married and lives just outside Frederiksværk in Zealand, where she spends her free time outdoors as often as possible – preferably on the beach, with the hope of getting a sea trout on the hook.