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ÅF wants to attract female engineers

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 08:39

ÅF takes a different approach to recruiting more female engineers. In October new employment contracts will only be signed with women.

ÅF takes a different approach to recruiting more female engineers. In October new employment contracts will only be signed with women.

The ÅF Group is an engineering and consulting company with about 8 000 employees, but as with many other technology companies, too few of them are female.

- “One of our challenges is to remain an attractive employer and secure the skills we need for the future,” says Nyamko Sabuni, Vice President of Sustainability at ÅF. “For that reason ÅF created the EVEN ODDS equality process, which includes Ladies’ Month, a month in which we only employ women.”

The 2014 Ladies’ Month campaign was a success and resulted in a 23 percent increase in female job applicants at ÅF during the year.

“Ladies' Month is an active measure we take to make more women engineers interested in ÅF,” says Emma Claesson, HR manager. “Research shows that heterogeneous groups generally achieve better results, and we are confident that greater equality and diversity is critical to our business.”

To reach the target of 30 percent female employees at all levels by 2020, ÅF also implements many long-term activities such as networking and mentoring programs and leadership training.

For more information:

Nyamko Sabuni, VP Sustainability +46 010 505 20 85
Emma Claesson, VP Human Resources/Communications +46 010 505 20 55

<p>ÅF is an engineering and consulting company for the&nbsp;energy, industrial and infrastructure markets, creating progress for our clients&nbsp;since 1895.&nbsp;By connecting technologies we provide profitable,&nbsp; innovative and sustainable solutions to shape the future and improve people's&nbsp;lives.&nbsp;Building on our strong base in Europe, our business and&nbsp;clients are found all over the world.&nbsp;</p><p>ÅF – Innovation by experience.</p>

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