Bank customers demand sustainability
More than one in three people are prepared to change banks if they do not experience their current one as sufficiently climate-conscious. This is shown in a new survey which reveals increased awareness of sustainability amongst consumers over several parameters.
Financial employees are increasingly focusing on continuing education
“The drive to learn new things and develop is growing”, says Søren Laursen, Managing Director of Finanssektorens Uddannelsescenter. He is seeing a particularly high demand for courses in digitalisation, sustainability, compliance and management.
Community will get stronger in 2022
President of Finansforbundet Kent Petersen is looking forward to a year in which new collective agreements will be prepared, solutions for individual, flexible organisation of working life will be created and in which Finansforbundet will continue to devote its efforts to cooperation with organisations and companies in order to remain as strong as possible. “My personal goal is to strengthen the sense of community by getting out and meeting a lot of union representatives and members in the workplace”, he says.
A year of danish vacations, holidays and festivals
One of the best things about working in Denmark is the generous amount of paid time off work. In this podcast, Kay Xander Mellish gives and overview of the full year of Danish vacation weeks, holidays, and festivals, so you can plan in advance to enjoy them fully – like the Danes do. Kay is an American who has worked for several large Danish companies and has collected her insights on working culture in Denmark into books, podcasts, and lectures.
Young people want trade unions – they just don’t know it
The values the trade union movement stands for speak to young people, labour market researchers say. But if young people are to discover this and sign up in larger numbers, it will require leg work and good offers. Corona and sustainability can maybe support the efforts.
Finansforbundet wins international prize
It attracted global attention when Finansforbundet concluded a framework agreement with the newly established Arbejdsgiverforening for fintech (Employer’s Association for Fintech) in the spring. On Thursday 11 November, it also resulted in a prize from UNI Global Union, which encompasses trade unions from 150 countries with a total of 20 million members.
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Danske Bank employees fight for colleague with cancer
Patricia Simonsen, who is an adviser in the cooperative housing team at Danske Bank in Høje Taastrup, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer in August. In their free time, a group of colleagues and managers have joined forces in Team Patricia, which collects money for a course of treatment in the U.S. for the 26-year-old mother of two little girls
Finansforbundet receives an international award for ‘World’s First Fintech Collective Agreement
UNI Global Union, an association of trade unions in 150 countries and with a total of 20 million members, has awarded this year’s ‘Breaking Through Award’ to Finansforbundet for the framework agreement in the fintech area in Denmark.
Advisors are experiencing increased competition
Finansforbundet’s survey to more than 1,100 private customer advisors shows that 71 per cent believe that the competition with other financial institutions has become tougher or much tougher in the past three years. “The answers don’t surprise me, because customers are extremely aware of negotiating price and either threaten to switch banks or actually do it”, says Vice-President of Finansforbundet, Michael Budolfsen.
Personal advice counts most when changing banks
Price is far down the list on reasons why people change financial institutions, Finansforbundet’s survey to over 1,100 private customer advisors shows. “The financial product is very much security. Therefore, good personal advice weighs the highest with most customers”, says Vice-President of Finansforbundet Michael Budolfsen.
Danish christmas traditions
Kay Xander Mellish is an American who has worked for several large Danish companies and has collected her insights on working culture in Denmark into books, podcasts, and lectures. Here are a few of her tips on how you can join into Danish Christmas traditions as an international.
The future calls for development
Maria Sangild Mathiesen is a union representative in the fintech company BEC. She focuses on her colleagues’ skills and educational opportunities, because the demands on individuals are both high and changeable, and people have to avoid growing roots.
The union representative is an important mouthpiece
Cooperation, security for employees and an important mediator. These are some of the things that Deputy Branch Director Marlene Strandgaard brings up when asked about her views on the role and function of union representatives.
From fire extinguisher to connecting link
It was an ambition to make a difference for her colleagues that motivated Tine Rytter to run for union representative. The idea came up during a period where the workplace was characterised by changes and replacements. Tine wanted to be an extra resource and support for the department in that process.
A leader encourages interaction and unity
Before Ole Nielsen became a union representative himself, he was not fully aware what kind of club union representatives were part of. “It seemed exciting, and we knew that something important was happening on the other side of the door that could affect us all. But we didn’t really know what it was”, says Ole Nielsen.
Working smoothly with your Danish colleagues
Working with Danes has so many advantages, but it can also be tricky for internationals. Danish bosses provide less guidance - and less supervision! - than bosses in many other working cultures. You're often expected to take the initiative and innovate on your own, but also openly admit to mistakes when you've made them. And in Denmark, it's acceptable to politely disagree with your boss.
Get smarter about the fintech area
New solutions in sustainable finance, insurance, e-money, wealth management and servicing of small and medium-sized businesses are on the agenda for Copenhagen Fintech Week from 13-15 September, which is being held online. Members of Finansforbundet have access to free tickets.