Human Resource Provision and Capacity Development: Recent Initiatives at Lantmäteriet in Sweden
2015 (English)In: Proceedings of the FIG Working Week 2015, Copenhagen: International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) , 2015Conference paper (Other academic)
Securing human resources (HR), building capacity, and implementing the potential of existingstaff are vital for the development of any organisation or company, including the landsurveying, cadastral and land management sectors. This raises questions concerning how tocompete with others and what is the necessary level of capacity among current and futureemployees. Let us ask ourselves: who wants to become a surveyor today, and what makes himor her stay within the business? These issues seem to be familiar to many of the authoritiesand companies in our professional field around the world. There is likely a range of differentanswers depending on country-specific aspects.Lantmäteriet (the Swedish mapping, cadastral and land registration authority) alone estimatesa need for a hundred new employees annually over the next years in order to manage theongoing change of generations and the increasing demand for services within certain areas. Inaddition, most municipalities and various regional and national authorities having landsurveyors in their workforce are looking for new staff to their organisations. Besides thisdemand from the public sector, private companies within the property business are also inneed of new staff. A major challenge is hence finding efficient ways to recruit new cadastralsurveyors, geodesists, geodata specialists, lawyers, etc., and to keep them for a significantperiod of time. Lantmäteriet has therefore taken various initiatives during the last few years.Some activities target the whole organisation, while others are tailor-made to fit particularbranches.This paper presents several current and recent initiatives regarding HR provision and capacitydevelopment affecting Lantmäteriet’s personnel. Examples are promotion activities atschools, teaching support to universities, internal training for new staff, continuous learningfor experienced staff, mentorships, talent development programmes, and networking withother authorities. The paper also touches upon impacts so far and what is anticipated for thecoming years.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copenhagen: International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) , 2015.
Human Resource, HR, Capacity, Knowledge Transfer, Sweden
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified Learning
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-23423ISBN: 978-87-92853-35-6 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-23423DiVA: diva2:1069508
FIG Working Week 2015, 17-21 May 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria