“Our goal is to streamline and further clarify the division of work and areas of responsibility between our Group functions and Business Units so that operational business is more focused on the Business Units. Through the planned change and reorganisation of the operating model, some Group-level functions and tasks will be transferred to the Business Units or terminated,” says Juha Ruohola, interim CEO of HKScan.

The plans to clarify the operating model for Group functions will be discussed at the change negotiations under the Co-operation Act that will begin on 2 November 2022. The negotiations concern a total of approximately 40 persons in the Group functions in Finland. According to initial estimates, the change negotiations may lead to the termination of nine (9) employment relationships and changes to duties in three or four employment relationships at HKScan Corporation.

The statutory negotiations do not concern the employees of HKScan Finland Oy and its subsidiaries or HKScan’s business operations in Sweden, the Baltics, Denmark and Poland. The goal is to complete the change negotiations during November 2022.

HKScan has previously renewed its Group-level operating model. In 2020, HKScan moved from a matrix organisation to a business unit structure. In addition, the operating model was further clarified in the spring 2022, and some Group functions were transferred to Business Units.

HKScan Corporation

Juha Ruohola
Interim CEO

More information:

  • Juha Ruohola, interim CEO, HKScan Corporation, tel. +358 10 570 6260 
  • HKScan Media Service Desk, communications@hkscan.com

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