Publiceret: 29.06.2017Af Karen Witt Olsen mail
Every year, Kamstrup posts more than 100 new jobs and receives around 7,000 applications. HR Director Michael Stubbe admits that this sounds like a lot. But it isn’t always people with the right profiles who apply.
Right now, Kamstrup is lacking 30 highly skilled employees within product and hosting management, among other things.
And it is particularly problematic when the tech company in Stilling seeks software engineers.
“We’ll receive three-four applications, and it isn’t certain that the profiles are a match. Far too few are being educated and the need is enormous,” says Michael Stubbe.
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In order to overcome the shortage of IT workers, Kamstrup and 13 other groups, including LEGO and Danske Bank, joined forces back in February to brand Aarhus as an IT capital by setting up the association Destination AARhus.
“We are global and exciting companies, but in total, we’re lacking about 500 IT workers in 2017 alone. We hope to show that Aarhus and eastern Jutland are a kind of ‘mini Silicon Valley’ with plenty of jobs and a great place to live,” says Michael Stubbe.
In addition to the 30 vacant positions right now, the HR director expects to require a further 15 IT workers before the summer holiday.
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Kamstrup’s HR department posts between two and five job openings per week. And according to Michael Stubbe himself, the company offers new employees good conditions.
“We pride ourselves on our aim of optimising global energy and water consumption, that we are a flat organisation, and that we have a high degree of professional dialogue as well as extensive skills development. Our staff benefits include a private dentist, exercise clubs and chiropractor,” he says.
The postings are published all over the world on many different platforms.
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Kamstrup currently uses external consultants from Denmark and abroad to fill vacant positions. But a new office with up to eight development employees is underway in Malaga in southern Spain.
“Since it isn’t possible to hire at home, we have to expand in the form of development departments abroad. Hopefully, we can create a pipeline of highly educated employees that we may be able to get to move to Denmark,” says Kamstrup’s HR director.
Founded in 1946
Headquartered in Stilling, departments in 24 countries.
Approx. 1,200 employees, of which approx. 900 are based in Denmark.
Turnover in 2016: DKK 1.7 billion