“It is a gift for our international employees to participate in Danish tution. They attain a foundation for becoming part of the workplace and all the social things that come with it. It is in itself a social contribution”.
HR-Partner Elizabeth Nørgaard Sørensen, hummel.
Hummel wants to attract and retain an international workforce. The corporate language is English, but Danish is also spoken at the headquarters in Aarhus. To ensure that the internationals thrive at work and in leisure, three employees and one spouse are offered specially arranged Danish lessons. The employees themselves define their language goals and when and how they want the tuition. The course consists of face-to-face teaching combined with online teaching, which fits well into an otherwise busy working week.
“We want employees and colleagues who are open for development. We want that all can participate in the chat in Danish around the ‘coffee machine’. It provides the best possible basis for personal and common competence development”.
Warehouse manager Allan Ravn, Rema 1000
Rema 1000 has four employees who, despite good knowledge of Danish, are not using the Danish language enough during the workday. In order to become more confident in daily communication and in writing work emails, the company offers them tailored Danish tuition at the workplace. The course is very flexible and is adapted to the working hours and individual language goals. The employees enjoys the intensity of the course and quickly experience a progression to the delight of both themselves and Rema 1000.