Good Leadership and Management Give a Head Start to a Tourism Company
The renowned Muonio-based tourism company, Harriniva Oy, and the strong tourism development organization, Lapland University of Applied Sciences, have entered into a partnership agreement.
partnership, they aim to address recruitment and sustainability
challenges in the MARA industry, with a particular focus on making
leadership roles an attractive proposition within the tourism sector.
This entails nurturing employee experiences within an international
workplace, enhancing employee skills, making it easier to blend career
and educational paths, and enabling employees to grow as versatile
professionals in the field of tourism.
According to CEO Pyry
, the partnership is built on the best possible foundation.
In the operations of a growing and successful company, diverse
leadership and effective management have taken center stage.
- Lapland university of applied sciences has much to offer us, and we have much to offer them, summarizes Pyry Talvensaari.
Oy, as a multi-faceted tourism business, is an appealing partner for
the university of applied sciences. The company has been actively
investing in sustainability, which, according to rector Riitta Rissanen
provides a solid common ground for this partnership.
- This is
precisely what we are very happy to do. Sustainable and responsible
tourism is also a strong focus for the university, she adds.
collaboration also aims to enhance the utilization of digitalization,
including artificial intelligence and robotics, in the tourism company's
operations. Sustainable property development is also included in the
scope of partnership.
Practical forms of cooperation will include
sharing expertise and knowledge, student collaboration, shared
curricular content, theses, internships, and integrating work into
education. Opportunities for broader joint research and development
projects will also be explored.
The collaboration is coordinated
by HR Manager Hanna Huhtamäki from Harriniva Oy and Skill Manager Markku
Nissi from Lapland University of Applied Sciences' Responsible Services
competence group. These contacts will develop an action plan as an
annex to the partnership agreement, describing the partnership's themes
and activities in detail.
The signing ceremony for the three-year
agreement took place on Tuesday, October 24th. The agreement was signed
by Harriniva Oy's CEO Pyry Talvensaari and Lapland University of
Applied Sciences' rector Riitta Rissanen.