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Twinkle inspired our work at AGCO Power

AGCO Power supported its international employees and their partners by providing tickets to Twinkle. Twinkle is Finland’s biggest business event focused on international competence and growth. It is an initiative to bring people and businesses together to interact through networking and workshops. The event took place in Tampere Hall on 7.-8. December 2015.

Manuel Velazquez from purchasing and Jinto Manjaly Anthonykutty from research & development took part in the event and Hanna Juntunen from human resources was involved in its organisation. Manuel said after the event, ‘There is a clear opportunity of enriching company competences and competitiveness by integrating international talents in and within Finnish companies’ workforce. The tricky part comes when talking about integration…’. He noted that there were interesting examples of how internationals themselves could better adapt to working life in Finland. Jinto added that “Twinkle 2015 was an excellent opportunity for us to hear from a bunch of experts from various fields who have been working in Finland and abroad. As it seems, the major challenge most of the Finnish companies face when bringing international talents in is that how to make their international talents adapt with Finnish working culture.”

Twinkle definitely shone light on a number of issues and has begun to inspire our work at AGCO Power. Not only is this article written in English to enable more readers to grasp what is going on at AGCO Power but the three also started a new club (harrastuskerho) called “International Club”. The aim of the club is to bring people together in an informal way to get to know different cultures and to facilitate integration between AGCO employees with diverse backgrounds. All Finnish and foreign employees are welcomed to join the club! The first event will take place spring/summer 2016.

This article was first published in Sisukas - the AGCO Power's personnel magazine March 2016: Sisukas WEBBI.pdfl.

Photo by Laura Koivisto, AGCO Power
Manuel Velazquez from purchasing and Jinto Manjaly Anthonykutty from research & development took part in Twinkle 2015 and Hanna Juntunen from human resources was involved in organising Twinkle 2015. Photo by Laura Koivisto, AGCO Power.