Corporate culture and core values
The company’s culture, values and working methods are described in the ÅF Blue Book (2.0), which is aimed at all co-workers and serves as a tool for pooling the company’s strengths as "One ÅF".
The ÅF core values – great people, teamwork and indisputable independence – are the bedrock of the day-to-day work of ÅF co-workers and their attitudes to clients and colleagues. ÅF employees exceed their clients’ expectations in terms of the solutions they offer and their combination of technical expertise and business-mindedness. But ÅF employees are also good communicators, good team players and good listeners. They are positive in their outlook, deliver on their promises and show respect in their dealings with clients.
A workplace where you can feel at home
ÅF wants employees to take pride in their work and the company, to feel confidence in their managers and to enjoy working alongside their colleagues.
To meet the demands made on a modern employer, ÅF adopts a highly focused, long-term approach to HR issues at all levels within the company and conducts regular co-worker surveys to assess the prevailing mood within the Group.
To make clear its position on a number of employment-related issues, ÅF has formulated guidelines in key areas such as human resources, pay, equal opportunities and the working environment.
HR activities differ from country to country, but the aim remains the same: to foster a sense of togetherness and create a pleasant atmosphere at work.
ÅF works hard to create a good gender balance, an ambition that is reflected in the company’s recruitment activities. The first step towards a better gender balance is to raise the proportion of female consultants and managers to 25 percent by 2015.