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As an employee of Iggesund Paperboard you are a part of the Holmen Group.

We want everyone who works within Holmen to feel pride and satisfaction over his/her professional skills and capabilities, and know that your suggestions for improvements are always welcome. In our mind it’s our people that build our business. Attracting, recruiting and developing committed and skilled employees is crucial for Holmen to continue to operate successfully.

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If you ask our employees what Holmen is like as an employer, you’ll hear expressions such as: down to earth, safe, gives us a mandate to do our job and great colleagues. We feel that this chimes well with our ambitions. To acheive engagement we work with values driven leadership according to our core values - combined with management by objectives.

Read more about what our employees think about their work here. 

Core values

The Group's strategic HR vision is that Holmen shall be a company distinguished by employees who, with courage, commitment and responsibility, perform at their best. Also, we believe that when our people are involved in and proud of Holmen, they are engaged in personal continued development and that of the company. 

The combination of management by objectives and values-driven leadership is key in our leadership criteria. We believe that all employees have a contribution to make and want to take responsibility, as long as they are given the right conditions to do so in their work day-to-day. In this respect, it is important that managers are clear about the expectations, and employ Holmen’s core values to inform behavior and decisions. Combining management by objectives with values-driven leadership creates commitment and opportunities for the team to meet, and even exceed expectations.

Holmen's shared values are courage, commitment and responsibility.


Courage to act. Holmen's employees are action oriented and make decisions that lead to tangible results. The company rewards innovative thinking that leads to improvements and solves challenges. The Group believes in transparency internally within the company and with the surrounding community.


Commitment that is long term and sustainable. Holmen's employees work across boundaries and exploit skills, ideas and synergies. Holmen acts with clarity so that each employee understands what is required and expected. Everyone in the Group shows respect for each other and the world around us, and gives each other feedback in an approachable and constructive way.


Responsibility based on sensitivity and skills. Holmen's employees create participation by involving each other, sharing ideas and providing opportunities to exercise influence. Holmen takes action at an early stage and demonstrates drive when tackling challenges from the environment in which we operate and is proactive about improvement. Holmen's employees are professional in the way in which we run and develop our operations and we foster sustainable relationships with customers, stakeholders, colleagues and the surrounding community.

Read more about Holmens core values here.

Management by Objectives

Management by objectives is the name of Holmen’s joint process and tool for ensuring that we do the right things and achieve our goals. In addition it will assist managers to provide clear and motivating management and leadership in line with our core values courage, commitment and responsibility.

It ensures that all knowledge, potential and personal drive among all the employees are utilized since all employees are involved in setting targets and how to reach them. It contributes to create increased understanding, commitment and a greater degree of responsibility in the organization. Management by objectives contributes to building successful groups and teams both when it comes to result and team spirit.

The process for management by objectives begins at every level by clarifying the long-term profitability target and strategy for Holmen and the business area, what conditions apply for the unit in question and, based on these, what is expected of the business. With this as a foundation, all teams formulate the targets, critical success factors, key performance indicators and action plans in order to meet the expectations.

Management by objectives is applied at every level within Holmen and involves all employees.

Developing with us

Holmen devotes substantial resources to developing the skills of its employees. The core focus is on improving professional expertise and making everyone even better at their job. All our business areas provide several training programmes each year to raise the skill levels of employees. Skills development is also important since we work with technically advanced equipment that is developing all the time.

Another reason that we invest so much in improving the skills of our employees is that we want them to develop and make a career in Holmen. For those who are interested, there are great opportunities to try different jobs both within their own unit and by moving to another one. We call this internal movement.

Leader development

Leaders who are able to commit themselves and motivate their employees generate power and potential in their teams and inspire them to perform better. Strong leadership is therefore a very important factor for success in terms of financial results. Holmen’s objective for leadership is to inspire courage, commitment and responsibility on the part of the company’s employees. The company's aspirations for leadership are described in Holmen's leadership philosophy, entitled 'Manager at Holmen'.

To develop our leaders is crucial for a strong employer brand and thus leadership development is highly prioritized.

Read more: Holmen Leadership development.



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