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Check out the Greenstep Podcast!

Our podcast investigates the secrets of company success with top mentors. We also familiarize ourselves with the themes of sustainability to build a sustainable future for businesses, immerse ourselves in the extraordinary solutions of the art of Financial Management, HR, NetSuite and ERP, and extensively discuss the most interesting and current themes of the business world.

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HR in Highlight

Episode 1. Social responsibility from HR Director's point of view

In this episode, Timo Leskinen, EVP of Human Resources at Vaisala, and Kati Tuovinen, Head of HR Business at Greenstep, take an in-depth look at social responsibility from an HR perspective. The discussion explores various topics, such as how corporate values drive a successful sustainability agenda, what social responsibility issues are on the HR table, and how social responsibility can be implemented and evaluated in practice.

Episode 2. Remote work abroad from employer's perspective

Remote work abroad is a growing trend, offering an tempting opportunity to explore the world while still working. In addition, remote work enables hiring talents from anywhere worldwide. However, enabling remote work abroad is not always straightforward, as it comes with many challenges and legal restrictions. In this episode, we are thrilled to have Jenni Laurikainen from Howspace joining with Kati Tuovinen from Greenstep, sharing their perspectives on remote work abroad from employer's point of view.

Episode 3. HR & CFO – the best couple for bonus scheme planning and implementation

When it comes to planning a bonus scheme for a company, the HR and CFO departments make the best couple. By working together, they can create a bonus scheme plan that incentivizes and rewards employees for their performance while ensuring that it aligns with the company's financial objectives. In this episode, Kati Tuovinen and Ludo Thijssen from Greenstep have an interesting conversation about HR’s and CFO’s cooperation in planning and implementing compensation packages, mainly bonus schemes.

Episode 4. People analytics and data driven culture – the future of HR

People analytics is a hot topic in the business world right now. This emerging field involves using data analysis to gain insights into workforce trends and behaviors, which can then inform decision-making related to talent management, employee engagement, and overall organizational strategy. In this week's episode, we are delighted to welcome Matthew Hanwell, HR tech and people analytics expert to sit down with Greenstep's own Kati Tuovinen. Together, they will be delving into the topic of people analytics and exploring what it means for an organisation to have a data-driven culture.

Episode 5. People analytics in practice

In the season finale episode, Greenstep's HR Data Analyst & Partner, Tiina Kalliokoski, and Head of HR Business, Kati Tuovinen, will discuss about people analytics in practice. They will cover topics such as choosing the most effective platforms and analytics tools, leveraging existing data to optimize people analytics, and working with IT professionals to ensure the best outcomes.

Advisors for Advancement

Episode 1. Traditional business approach in transition

with Vesa Kalho from Fenwick

In this episode, Heli Häyrynen from Greenstep will sit down with beauty expert and retail industry transformation leader, Vesa Kalho from Fenwick. Together they will discuss what is going on in the world of department stores and the beauty industry. How is the need for digital transformation and handled?

Episode 2. How to succeed in recruitment?

with Otso Solhagen from Kemira

Recruitment is both a challenge and an opportunity for organizations. So, how to succeed in it? In this episode, Heli Häyrynen discusses with Otso Solhagen from Kemira about common recruitment challenges all companies face from time to time and how to tackle the competitive recruitment market.

Episode 3. How to promote work-life balance in rapid growth?

with Riikka Nahkamäki

The balance between personal life and work looks different for everyone. But, the lack of work-life balance may lead to negative outcomes such as decreased engagement or even burnout. Tune in to learn how and why should businesses promote work-life balance.

Well-being expert Riikka Nahkamäki shares some practical tips and answers for example the following questions: What is the role of leaders in time management and work-life balance? How successful companies will take care of the work-life balance in the future?

Episode 4. What makes a startup or growth company successful in change management?

with Maria Calonius from Futurice

How can leaders and managers focus on what will ultimately help their organisation to thrive? Being able to manage change is a crucial part of any leader's toolbox. Businesses that can adapt to the changes in the business landscape fast and in a sustainable way, usually come out on top. Maria Calonius, Global Head of HR & Recruitment at Futurice joined us to share how change management can be handled in a successful way in startups and growth companies.

Episode 5. What everyone should know about strategic foresight

with René Rohrbeck

In this episode, we are happy to meet with René Rohrbeck, an academic and practitioner of corporate foresight for more than 20 years. He helps us understand how corporate foresight drives performance and what it means in practical terms to become a digital company.

ERP Wizards

Episode 1. Riku Venno, Greenstep & Esa Vasara, Happy Or Not: Key to successful ERP implementation

In this first episode of our ERP Wizard season, Greenstep’s experienced ERP Consultant and NetSuite Partner Riku Venno and HappyOrNot’s Director of Business Services Esa Vasara are cutting into how and where to start building the winning ERP strategy.

Episode 2. Jan Björklund, Greenstep: Building a successful ERP implementation team

The ERP should always be built to support the whole business. It requires knowledge of various business areas and a team with diverse specialties to support the implementation.

On the second episode of the ERP Wizards podcast, Greenstep’s Development Manager, Jan Björklund, shares his best tips on building a successful ERP implementation team.

Episode 3. Jan Björklund, Greenstep & Tatu Sipilä, Veikkaus: Project Manager in a successful ERP implementation

Project managers have a highly challenging task: they need to be the glue between all the groups attending to the project and keep all the project strings in their hands simultaneously.

In the third episode of the ERP Wizards podcast season, Greenstep’s Development Manager Jan Björklund and Veikkaus’ Product Portfolio Manager Tatu Sipilä share their tips on leading the ERP projects successfully.

Episode 4. Riku Venno & Tomi Holmberg, Greenstep: How to avoid the common pitfalls of ERP project?

What are the common pitfalls of an ERP project, and how to avoid them?

In the fourth episode of the ERP Wizards podcast season, Greenstep’s Partner and Head of NetSuite services, Riku Venno, and Senior Manager Tomi Holmberg will cut into what should be considered in the different phases of the ERP project to avoid the common mistakes and how the customer can ensure the efficient use of the system after the implementation.

ERP Wizards 5. Vesa Aaltonen & Tomi Holmberg: What a CFO should know about ERP?

CFO’s most important responsibility in the ERP project is to provide the right kind of circumstances for the team to do the work and succeed. Traditionally the CFO works as the project sponsor and an important part of the steering group.

In the fifth episode of the ERP Wizards podcast, Greenstep’s partner and experienced CFO Vesa Aaltonen and Senior Manager Tomi Holmberg cut into the role of CFO in a successful ERP implementation and share their tips.

Henkilöstö haastaa (in Finnish)

Episode 1. Kati Tuovinen & Sirpa Ontronen: Intro – what is happening in the HR field?

Employee experience is a key success factor for a company, and that's why we're tackling current and topical HR issues with expert guidance during the HR Challenge production season. In this season's intro, Senior HR Consultant Sirpa Ontronen and Head of HR Business Kati Tuovinen will tell you what's been happening in the HR field and present the topics of the whole production season.

Episode 2. Juhani Ekuri, Lukander Ruohola HTO Attorneys: Finnish labour law reform

In this episode, Senior HR Consultant Sirpa Ontronen discusses with lawyer Juhani Ekuri how various changes in the law have affected the work of lawyers and HR consultants. They will also go through all the key and topical changes in employment law by discussing and highlighting the most important points to remember.

Episode 3. Miia Hapuoja, Huhtamäki: Corporate social responsibility in HR

Social responsibility is often seen too narrowly, sometimes even just in terms of donations or charity. But CSR is a much broader concept, with HR playing a central role. In this episode, Kati Tuovinen, head of Greensteps HR services business, together with Miia Hapuoja from Huhtamäki, delves into how social responsibility is reflected in the work of HR personnel.

Episode 4. Ilpo Tolonen, Docrates: Is employer branding solution to the skills shortage?

In this episode, Greensteps Senior HR Consultant Sirpa Ontronen talks to Ilpo Tolonen, CEO of Docrates Cancer Hospital, about how employers should invest in talent recruitment. Sirpa and Ilpo discuss, among other things, what measures are good to implement when recruiting in a sector with a shortage of talent.

Episode 5. Pauli Dahlblom, Stockmann: What is HR Analytics, and how do you succeed in it?

In this episode, Greenstep's Head of HR Services Kati Tuovinen discusses with Pauli Dahlbom, Manager of People Analytics and Data-Driven Culture at Stockmann, about different experiences and practical tips for data-driven HR Analytics, and how these are best applied to the daily lives of the HR personnel.

How can data-driven reporting promote the recruitment, or what does a data-driven employee culture aim for?

Episode 6. Kati Tuovinen & Siru Ormo, Greenstep: HR is the CFO's left hand, while the CFO is the right

In the final episode of our first HR podcast series, Kati Tuovinen, Head of our HR Services, discusses the importance between HR and Financial cooperation with Greenstep's CFO consultant, Partner Siru Ormo.

Based on their experiences, Kati and Siru talk about situations where cooperation between HR and CFO is necessary. They deal with topics like mergers and Due Diligence. How are the company's goals achieved, where is even more development needed and what kind of key figures are needed, especially from an HR perspective?

Taloushallinnon taiturit (in Finnish)

Episode 1: Anne Kulla: Accounting and its Future

The first episode of the season covers the foundation of financial management, accounting. We interview Anne Kulla, Greenstep's top financial management and law expert, the corporate whisperer, a partner, and an office manager.

Episode 2: Katja Lisko: Accounting for Funds

In this episode, we cover private equity funds from the perspective of accounting. We interview Katja Lisko, Greenstep's experienced financial consultant and expert. We discuss what accounting for funds is like compared to the accounting of ordinary limited companies and what capital calls are, among other things.

Episode 3: Ari Vänskä: Interface Solutions in Accounting

The third episode covers accounting and systems interface solutions and what the accountant should know about them. We interview Ari Vänskä, a systems and deployment consultant at Greenstep, who has broad experience designing, implementing, and switching interface solutions.

Episode 4: Anna Paananen: Tips for E-commerce Accounting

In the fourth episode of the season, we discuss the accounting of e-commerces. A novice entrepreneur should involve an accounting professional already at the planning stage. A knowledgeable accountant provides gold-worthy support from the point where the entrepreneur chooses an e-commerce system.

Episode 5: Barbo Bruun & Oliver Lindholm: Finance and Accounting of Startups

The final episode of the season covers startups' financial management and accounting. So what is a startup company? It is a company, not more than a few years old, based on innovative ideas, only just developing its first product, and usually not yet making a profit.

Kestävyyden kirittäjät (in Finnish)

Episode 1: The changing themes of sustainability

In the first episode of our new season, we discuss the themes of changing sustainability with sustainability manager Anne Larilahti.

Episode 2: Efficiency is required to support sustainability

In the second episode, we interview Eeva Toivonen, the head of sustainable investing in Aktia. We discuss the challenges of sustainability for the investor — and, on the contrary, the investor's opportunities to influence climate change and sustainable development.

Episode 3: Cooperation resolves complex environmental challenges

In this episode, we discuss with Michaela Ramm-Schmidt, the CEO of Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG). Our topic is the efforts and the role of BSAG in the conservation work of the polluted Baltic Sea. We discuss systemic changes and the importance of cooperation in challenging and complex situations.

Episode 4: Localness leading the way for sustainability work

We interview Miika Lipiäinen, the CEO of Kyrö Distillery, and discuss sustainability themes and how localness leads the way for their sustainability work. Also, getting perspective, listening to the world around us, and the importance of corporate citizenship in everyday activities were important issues that emerge from the discussion.

Episode 5: In favor of diversity

In the episode, we discuss diversity with Anneli Karlstedt. She has been Nokia's Director of Equality and Diversity since 2018.

Menestyksen mentorit (in Finnish)

Episode 1: Julianna Borsos, Bocap: How does diversity generate money?

In the first episode of Greenstep's new podcast series, we cover diversity, focusing on increasing revenue. We interview a seasoned professional in finance and venture capital, CEO of Bocap Group, and Ph.D. in business, Julianna Borso, on the subject.

Episode 2: Aki Soudunsaari, Naava Group Oy: Three things to know to succeed

This episode discusses three corporate success factors: building the company's team, generating customer experience, and invoicing. We interview Aki Soudunsaari, a health entrepreneur and founder of Naava Group Ltd.

Episode 3: Heikki Väänänen, HappyOrNot: How do your customers feel about your company

This episode looks at customer feedback, its importance and value, and how it could be used better in business development. Heikki Väänänen, the founder of HappyOrNot, participates in the discussion.

Episode 4: Terhi Karasjärvi, Visma Passeli Oy: Company culture is the company foundation

The fourth episode deals with corporate culture. Creativity and innovation flourish in a healthy corporate culture, and people are doing better and making better results. Business culture development is essential for businesses of all sizes and should be invested in, especially when the company is experiencing rapid growth. We discuss this topic with Terhi Karasjärvi, CEO of Visma Passeli Oy, a multi-matchmaker and top engineer in business culture.

Episode 5: Meri-Tuuli Laaksonen, Gubbe: Take care! The entrepreneur's well-being

This episode deals with employee well-being, how organizations should work to maintain it, what the well-being of employees affects, and the impact of one individual's well-being on the whole staff.

Episode 6: Charlotta Niemistö, Hanken School of Economics: Pidä huolta! Työntekijän hyvinvointi ja jaksaminen

The personnel is the company’s most important resource, often heard to be said. But what does the well-being of the staff actually affect? How should organizations work to maintain employee well-being?

Listen to the results of Charlotta Niemistö's research, and realize how the employee's well-being contributes to a company’s success!