The company Keycore has been on a journey of growth the past couple of years. They have gone from 9 to 40 employees and see themselves as a scaleup company. To continue the growth, it is essential to attract and recruit the right employees. A great challenge within the IT-industry at the moment is attracting qualified labour because companies compete with one another for qualified employees. This challenge is also felt within Keycore:
”Our niche is a bit special so there are not many candidates with the right skills. In the start-up phase you could ”settle” for using your network for recruitment. However, in order to grow, the strategy has changed to search. When we are in dialogue with new candidates, Howdy® gives us the possibility to substantiate that in Keycore, we take care of the wellbeing of our employees.” says Anette Jespersen Schucany – People Manager at Keycore.
At Keycore they work with cloud-based AWS-solutions. They are IT specialists and have in a short time managed to expand their customer portfolio to now also include larger Danish companies:
“We have been through a significant development at Keycore through the last few years, from having the smaller startups / innovative companies as primary customers, to also getting the larger more corporate companies. This growth has further made it necessary to be at eye level with our employees as much as possible – the dialogue has been incredibly important. It has not been naturally for everyone in the company to talk about how they are doing. Howdy® has proven to be a good, anomymous dialogue tool for addressing these things, which can be difficult for some to talk about.”
Keycore selected Howdy® as a wellbeing tool due to several factors, but what they found to be particularly attractive was the simple and anonymous way of answering the questions:
”I am familiar with several tools for measuring wellbeing but we like Howdy’s simplicity, which makes it simple for the user to respond. This is no lengthy time-consuming survey, only 5 questions, which can be answered in less than 1 minute. At the same time, we were attracted to the fact that everything is completely anonymous and that we can connect it with our health insurance.”
The company has been involved in the Howdy® solution for a year and the process has been both instructive and has shown quite positive results:
”With Howdy®, we now have a new angle for dialogue about wellbeing and, for instance, what it means for the individual to be happy. At the same time, Howdy provides us with data, which makes it simple to assess where and when to intervene. It has provided us with insight and knowledge I probably did not expect we would gain when we started the process.”