What does it mean for the workplace to have multiple languages at work? How can you as an employer/entrepreneur adapt and what are the benefits of a multicultural workforce? The speakers and panel at the next Bodenxt Talks on 11 May will share experiences, tips and inspiration on the topic.
The inspirational Bodenxt Talks series will next focus on the international Boden we are about to enter. Building on Boden’s long experience of hosting many cultures, we are now opening the door to the excellence that has already begun to arrive from around the world. There is a strong message from many quarters that we should be able and willing to have multiple languages in our workplaces, regardless of the sector. Receiving partners, inquiries, expertise, colleagues, customers and suppliers whose mother tongue is not Swedish becomes a survival factor.
In collaboration with Care HERO and Boden Business Park, the next Bodenxt talks on May 11 will highlight the benefits of the multicultural workplace. The event brings together employers, companies and organizations, with speakers providing facts, inspiration and concrete tools.
Chana Svensson, MindDig
Chana was born in Florida, but now Luleå is her “home”. Chana arrived from the US a few years ago. Together with her Swedish business partner, Markus Gustafsson, she founded MindDig, a digital platform for attracting, recruiting and retaining talent.
“I will talk about my experience moving to northern Sweden (the good and the bad!) and discuss ways in which the business community in Boden and Luleå can benefit from the growing international talent that are seeking exciting career opportunities in the region. I am a firm believer that northern Sweden will become one of the most dynamic regions on earth, and the true center of the green revolution – but only if we find a way to welcome a 100,000 new people from all over the world!”
Klara Zimmergren, presenter, scriptwriter and comedian
Klara is known as one half of the humor duo Mia and Klara, she has been a summer chatter in P1, received the TV award Kristallen for best humor program and appeared in a variety of radio and television programs over the years. She boldly puts her finger on accurate situations and insights into the subject with the aim of giving us both laughter and aha moments.
“Whatever I do, whatever I talk about, the pendulum must always swing between deepest seriousness and humor. Therefore, it is also very important for me that the person listening and watching me should feel completely safe and also recognize these two opposites. I like it best when you can get serious right away, just get the shit out, then it’s so much easier to meet and also maybe you can laugh for a little while together.”
Michael Lyckhagen, LN Industrimontage
LN Industrimontage is a multiple Gazelle Award winner and has been named Growth Company of the Year in Boden. To secure the company’s expertise in steel construction and machine equipment, they have recruited an international workforce consisting of 9 different nationalities.
“Either you accept that the skills we need are not here and look up, or you can’t fill the posts. There is no other way. I see tremendous benefits in being at the forefront of these issues, there is a completely different type of conversation in the workplace and everyone brings different experiences to the table.“
PANEL DIALOGUE with moderator Anders Sandle, JobbCenter.
Tess Bojler, Recruiter H2 Green Steel
H2 Green Steel’s establishment means several thousand new employees in Boden within a few years. They already have an international workforce, both on the staff side and in the field, and they recruit widely from all over the world. Having grown up with one American and one Swedish parent, Tess can relate to the challenges and solutions of the cultural borderlands.
Thomas Knutsson, Job Center/Care HERO
Has several years of experience in managing a multicultural team from the perspective of a local authority. He can also advise on what tools are available for workplaces facing a more international workforce.
Michael Lyckhagen, LN Industrimontage
The company has nine different nationalities in its workforce and expects to shift much of its business towards sustainability and internationalization within just a few years. What can you and your workplace learn from their experience?
Stina Leden, Process Manager
Part of the Boden competence management team, which consists of four people. Together with Luleå, they work to create conditions in the areas of skills attraction, the education system, increased labor supply, analysis and coordination.
Free of charge. ATTENTION! Limited number of seats – sign up HERE