Oslo-based human resources company 4human HRM is helping customers like Saint-Gobain Brødrene Dahl, Jackon, Bauda, Würth and Coop make that happen by giving organizations an easy way to manage the entire employment lifecycle.
4human, the market leader of HRM/HCM SaaS solutions in the Norwegian market, provides solutions that allow organizations to handle everything from onboarding and holidays through performance tracking and offboarding — all while making sure the employer remains in alignment with Norway’s probationary, training, and termination milestones. But where 4human customers really see a benefit, says 4human CTO Rolf Henrik Bekkstrand, is in creating a proven system of programmatic actions that help employees who are really sick return to work faster — and ensures regular and appropriate communication from the employer.
In Norway employees are entitled up to 52 weeks of sick leave. Although beneficial, some employees take more time than they actually need. The Norwegian government has a legally-regulated follow-up process for long illnesses, says Bekkstrand. “The employer actually has a big responsibility for getting you back to work whenever you are sick.” In Norway, workers are paid 100% of their pay for the first 16 days of their illness, then the state covers wages for up to 52 weeks, reports the Telegraph. The costs of this benefit are high for both companies and the state. 4human’s solutions have been proven to reduce sick leave by 1 percentage point due to better follow-up during sick leave. That one percentage point equals 1 million NOK per year for a company with 100 employees.
4human has devised a process to securely handle the myriad of forms required to meet legal deadlines — all while adhering to Norway’s strict data protection policies which came into effect in 2000. For all employees, the data stored in 4human’s solutions is critical.
“Your personal identification number is in there, your salary is inside the system. Your performance talks and those kind of things are in the system. It’s very sensitive data. So our customers are really serious about it,” says Bekkstrand.
“Your personal identification number is in there, your salary is inside the system. Your performance talks and those kind of things are in the system. It’s very sensitive data. So our customers are really serious about it."
Rolf Henrik BekkstrandCTO