Employees

OEM’s COMPETITIVENESS DEPENDS ON THE EFFORTS AND DEVELOPMENT OF EVERY EMPLOYEE. OEM IS AN ATTRACTIVE WORKPLACE THAT RECRUITS AND DEVELOPS COMPETENT AND GOAL-ORIENTED INDIVIDUALS. IN 2011, THE COMPANY HAS TAKEN ON APPROXIMATELY 50 NEW EMPLOYEES.

CORPORATE CULTURE
OEM is an international Group driven by technological knowledge, sales focus and business acumen. The catchwords in the Group-wide OEM spirit are positive attitude, dedication, goal focus, openness and modesty.

SALES SCHOOL
Sales reps at OEM work with an extensive range of products which they sell to leading industrial companies and a large number of small and medium-sized companies. OEM offers new sales reps a two-year training course in sales and marketing, divided into five parts. These consist of internal and external courses and are designed to equip the sales people with a sales methodology and improve their performance in a range of different situations. The initial years are followed by greater challenges where the sales rep runs strategic sales with a significant level of freedom. OEM is a learning organisation and provides sales reps with training throughout their career in, for example, negotiation techniques and IT tools for sales work.

LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME
OEM works actively to develop the company’s provision of leadership in
the short and long term. Internal and external development programmes
for managers promote teamwork and introduce new knowledge.

A comprehensive leadership programme for senior executive employees was
carried out in Finland and the Baltic States in 2011. The programme objective is to train the next generation of managers in order to secure future growth opportunities. OEM’s leadership culture is based on strong teams and specific targets. Each manager has to build his or her own team and set clear individual goals for his or her employees.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
All employees at OEM are able to influence their own careers by being interested, creative and goal-oriented. Each employee at OEM has regular
personnel appraisals with individual plans. The company encourages mobility between different operations and countries. The goal is to develop
and recruit managers internally. Many employees start as sales reps or product specialists and subsequently develop into managers responsible
for personnel and financial budgets. The next step is the position of product or product area manager and then business area manager. Most members of OEM’s executive management team have been part of the company for many years.

RECRUITMENT
OEM regularly recruits to ensure growth opportunities in all markets. In 2012, the company has increased its number of employees by 14 % to 587. The increase has mainly been among sales personnel and product
specialists.


TRAINEE PROGRAMME
In 2011, OEM again conducted its trainee programme which introduces young new employees with ambition and potential to managerial responsibility. The focus is on individuals who are interested in business and sales and often have a background in technical studies. The two-year programme includes an introduction period, project work and hands-on sales experience. It involves work in both Sweden and other countries.

STUDENT COOPERATION
OEM collaborates with several different education institutions in order to develop the company’s skills and to get to know potential employees. To ensure a supply of future skills, OEM participates in the development of post-secondary school training courses in e-commerce, logistics and economics at Tranås Education Centre. The company also offers guidance in thesis research projects and work experience to establish relationships with students.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
OEM’s industry has traditionally been dominated by men. OEM strives to
improve equality in the organisation by seeking to employ more women to
male-dominated positions.

WELL-BEING
OEM focuses on a good work environment and encourages a healthy
lifestyle through physical exercise and preventive health care. The company is housed in attractive, spacious premises with ergonomically designed work areas.

 

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