RIGA, 5th April 2019. More than 100 of the country’s top HR professionals gave Sympa a warm welcome to Latvia yesterday (Thursday 4th April) as they met to discuss what HR analytics could bring to their professional lives.
Sympa’s inaugural ‘live’ event in the country marked the launch of its Latvian operations and focused on the vital role that HR plays in employee engagement and how to ensure that HR analytics best serve each individual organisation.
The afternoon was staged at Teikums, a co-working space in the new Jaunā Teika district in Riga. The programme brought together two leading HR practitioners from industry and two of Sympa’s experts in technology to share their thoughts with an invited audience.
Ville Kaskivirta, HR Director & DPO of Sympa HR customer the Delta Motor Group, outlined his company’s efforts to streamline its HR processes, stressing the importance of digitalising HR and of the role of excellent master data in that.
Agnese Jakovļeva, HR manager at Latvian company Wunder, offered her perspective on employee engagement. She sees employee engagement as a vital component in staff retention and, she must be right, since only three people have left Wunder in 10 years.
Jaakko Mattila Sympa HR’s Business Development Manager, drew on his experience with both Sympa and Oracle to look at the role that the combination of HR data and analytics and business intelligence data can play in improving employee retention.
The event wrapped up with Sympa HR’s Business Development Manager, Björn Lorentzon, leading an interactive workshop. The workshop delved into current trends and explored what those can offer HR professionals.
“Sympa brings a new kind of HR software suite to the Baltics, providing full support for HR processes in one solution,” says Johnny Lehtinen, Sympa HR’s Country Director, Latvia. “These features and functionalities are tested and in use in over fifty countries around the world already. We are confident that they bring strong support, especially to more established companies. It gives Sympa the range of experience necessary to provide the proper support to companies whose operations span multiple jurisdictions that local providers often lack,” he continues.
“We think the event was a great success,” states Lehtinen. “It’s always a pleasure to gather a critical mass of HR wisdom and talent in one place. Both the speakers and our invited guests brought a great deal of insight to the discussions. It’ll certainly be a format we’ll return to, because people get so much inspiration out of it.”
Sympa’s main partner in the Baltic markets is software company Squalio.
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Country Director, Latvia