Author: M2 GRH Multinationales

Learning Expedition / Chapter 2 – Sustainable energies, Biodiversity and Ecology

For today’s article we decided to focus on a major concern in our society: the environment! Renewable energies, ecology and biodiversity are fundamental issues that politicians must take action on. Countries are not all at the same level when it comes to energy transition. France, for example, has difficulties getting out of nuclear power. But what about Estonia and Latvia? Here is a small catch-up session … Let us first recall that these two countries must face the Russian Soviet legacy and its antiquated industry. They carried out policies in order to upgrade on different plans and then joined the...

Learning Expedition / Chapter 1- Innovation

As we are only a month away from our trip to Tallinn and Riga, we decided to share every week a glimpse of the culture of these two countries. Since we’re at the end of the electoral period in France, it seemed obvious to us to question how the elections in these two Baltic countries are held.  In France the paper-ballot vote is still lively, but how is handled outside our frontiers ? Well Estonia, people  chose in 2005 to vote via the internet. It is valid for all elections and this represented 20% of the votes in the 2015...

Tervist Estonia* & Labas rytas* Latvia

Tervist Estonia[1] & Labas rytas[2] Latvia This year students from the Master 2 Gestion des Ressources Humaines dans les multinationales (Human Resources in multinational companies) will experience Estonia and Latvia as part of their yearly Learning Expedition. They are to visit Tallinn and Riga during 8 days next June. Following Serbia-Montenegro, Poland, Slovakia, Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary and Finland, the 2017 class is ready to take on the Baltics! The goals of the annual Learning Expedition Learning Expeditions allow students to open up to new cultures and HR practices, in a new setting. The benchmark is always a source of...

AT&T : American culture & Global company

Jari Turunen, Global Account director, and Finland Country Manager (AT&T Finland is rather small with its 25 employees) received us on the second day of our trip. He made a brief presentation of his company and gave us some understanding of AT&T global HR practices. As one of the largest multinational corporations AT&T ranks #12 in the Forbes Global 2000 list and #33 in the Forbes Global 500 list. It specializes in Telecommunications and has a similar activity as Orange (ex-France Telecom) and the British Telecom Group. Its main objective is “to connect people”. Today one quarter of the data...

HR Factory

We have a chance to meet a crew member of HR Factory in their office located in Pik Street in Talinn. This appointment has also be a chance to meet a member of PARE association wich is the Estonian association of the well known EAPM PARE PARE means Estonian Association for Personnel Development in Estonian. This association work on 4 different fields to promote and improve new HR practices. PARE’s actions are about justice and social law, Training and qualification, network and in academy. Justice: PARE gets a specific action in the development and communication of social law and PARE...

Transferwise, a dreaming place to work (Tallinn, Estonia)

Transferwise is an Estonian developed and UK-based peer-to-peer money transfer service (sending money across borders using the real market). It’s a quite new company, created in 2011 in London by Kristo Käärmann and Taavet Hinrikus (Taavet is a previously Skype employees). The offices are located in London, Tallinn, New-York, Cherkassy (Ukraine), Tampa, and Budapest. The money transfers represent 5% of usual bank fees. Transferwise have 1 million customers, and operates on many different currencies but the main currency represented in money transfer is the Sterling Pound. We can define Transferwise as a fast growing company, competing with many other actors...

Nokia, the famous Finnish company (Helsinki, Finland)

Nokia is a Finnish multinational communications. Becoming the world's leading manufacturer of mobile phones in 1998, it remains until 2011 before losing his title the following year as world number one in favor of Samsung. September 3, 2013, Nokia separates from his "mobile devices" division, declining to refocus its business on its "network" Nokia Solutions and Networks division. In October 2014, the disappearance of the phone brand is initiated by Microsoft. Nokia's business now consists of some networks and infrastructures (Nokia Siemens), the former activities of Alcatel Lucent and Motorola (network business). Their main competitors are large companies such as...

Helsinki Think Company, a co-working place (Helsinki, Finland)

About Helsinki Think Company Helsinki Think Company is not a traditional workplace. It is a place for co-working. The concept is pretty simple: bring in your own laptop, pick a seat and start working. The space has all the basic stuff needed at an office: Wi-Fi, coffee, whiteboards and flipcharts, markers, post-its and so on. It is a community where everybody can come in, to think about a business project or an event, and they can use the space for free. Helsinki Think Company is a business accelerator. It doesn’t mean being a business entrepreneur but sometimes only helpful to...

Visit of DPD in Tallinn (Estonia)

DPD is a worldwide parcel delivery company. Created more than 20 years ago it is now own by the French group Laspote. DPD has more than 46 thousand staff across 14 countries located in more than 800 hubs. The transport company generated last year more than 5 billion revenue and delivers more than 3 million parcel every day across 230 Countries. Looking at its core business, DPD targets mostly Business to Business customers. It operates in every sector (chemicals, services, industry …) and uses mostly road transportation to deliver its parcels. . DPD choose to focus their activity on the...

Adcash, your advertising partner! (Tallinn, Estonia)

After taking advantage of a 30-minute nap in a public park, we finally pursued our road to make it to Adcash, a worlwide advertising platform specialized in monetizing web content. As we were waiting for the CEO to arrive, a french entrepreneur named Thomas Padovani, Piret Luts (the HR manager who greeted us) made sure we were enjoying the buffet they have prepared for us. From that point of the trip, this scandinavian greeting style made us realize french people have some room for improvement in this particular domain! Then, she continued with a visit of the premises before ending...