Origo employes a magnetic group of people who use their resources to reinforce performance, prosperity and the safety of customers. Our goal in human resources is to be the most sought-after place of employment and attract the most qualified employees to the company for long-term positions. To reach our goal we have put in place an ambitious human resources policy based on our three foundational values: stronger together, service outlook and bold in our field.
We work together across units, utilizing expertise in different areas of the Company to develop smart solutions for customers.
We build on a solid foundation of professionalism and expertise while also emphasising the need for innovation and flexible decision-making which may involve changing and improving working methods for the benefit of Origo and our customers.
We provide excellent service that is adapted to the needs of each customer. We exceed expectations by always striving to develop new and more efficient service solutions, thus ensuring long-term business relationships
At the end of 2020 Origo and it’s subsidiaries employ 519 full-time job equivalents. 434,5 at Origo, 20,5 at Tölvutek, 55 at Application in Sweden and 9 at Unimaze.
The gender ratio is 24% women and 76% men, similar to past years. At Application in Sweden the gender gap is smaller, 62% of employees are male and 38% female.
The average age is 43.2 years
The average working age is 9.3 years
We hired 50 employees in 2020
We received 2476 applications in 2020
Overall job satisfaction: 4.38
Origo got certified for its equal pay program at the end of 2018 and was renewed in 2020 with a maintenance audit from BSI. The equal pay system is based on ÍST 85:2012, and is made to ensure that payment decisions are reached in the same manner for all genders.
In 2020 it was easy to see how flexible, solution oriented and close-knit Origo’s employees are. We took on the global pandemic with a positive attitude and managed to implement remote working solutions as soon as emergency was declared.
We put our employees and customers’ safety and infection control as our main goal and managed to prevent group infections in the company while maintaining a top tier service for our customers. Because of our employees’ high level of satisfaction with the remote working solution we implemented a remote working environment long term. Surveys showed us that over 60% of our employees were interested in continuing to work from home after the pandemic.
The remote work has not only given people added freedom and more freetime with their families, it has also been a measurable improvement on our carbon footprint.
Origo employs a fun group of people who are active participants in our wide array of activities and events. A myriad of remote events and activities were held in 2020 because of the limited number of people that could meet. The employees did a fantastic job of coming up with and implementing fun, remote activities to keep the fun going in the times of a global pandemic.
We hosted a remote annual party with excellent entertainers, remote bingo, home concerts, family events and quizzes. Origo is Iceland’s first company to successfully host a remote annual party.
We put emphasis on powerful and conclusive flow of information and varied educational events to inform and entertain our employees. It was well received, and at the end of the year our surveys showed that the job satisfaction has never been as high.
We went into the strategic planning of community responsibility and hosted workshops with our employees. We put in effect a plan with goals and timelines for long-term and short-term goals.
Origo chose to put special emphasis on supporting four of the global goals: Number 5, Gender equality, number 9, Innovation, number 12, Responsible consumption and number 13, Climate issues.
Jón Björnsson is the CEO of Origo after assuming the position in August 2020.
Jón Björnsson has extensive experience in company management and transformation projects, both in Iceland and in Scandinavia. Most recently, Jón served as the CEO of Festi and Krónan since 2014, and he was previously the CEO of Magasin du Nord and Hagar since 2002. Jón serves on the boards of Boozt.com and Klappir Grænar Lausnir, among others.
Jón has a business administration degree from Rider University, New Jersey.
Managing Director, Human Resources
Dröfn Guðmundsdóttir is the Chief Human Resources Officer and joined Origo in February 2013.
Dröfn has a long track record in the field of human resources. She worked as Director of Education at Reykjavik Preschools and later as a human resources consultant at Reykjavik City’s Education Field following the merger of preschools and elementary schools from 2003-2007, as a human resources consultant for Straumur Investment Bank from 2007-2009, director of education at Arion Bank from 2009-2011 and worked as a human resources manager at the Financial Supervisory Authority (FME) from 2012-2013.
Gunnar was CFO for Iceland Express 2011- 2012 and CFO for Landic Property hf. 2006-2010. Earlier Gunnar worked as a Client Executive for HSH Nordbank AG in Copenhagen and as a specialist for Icebank hf. and VBS Investment Bank.
Gunnar holds a B.S.c in Finance and Economics from the University of Iceland, M.s.c in finance from Reykjavík University and is a licensed securities broker.
Managing Director, Business Development
Gunnar Zoëga is Managing Director of Business Development.
Gunnar joined TM Software in 2003 and has since held various positions, such as Head of Umsjá, Managing Director of Technology and Managing Director of Solutions and Service.
Gunnar holds a B.S. degree in Business and Computer Science from the University of South Carolina and in Systems Analysis from Reykjavik University.
Managing Director, Software Solutions
Hákon Sigurhansson is the Managing Director of Software Solutions. Hákon has worked for the company since 2008, first as a CEO of EMR Healthcare Solutions and then as the head of the Healthcare Solutions unit at TM Software.
Before joining TM Software Hákon worked as consultant, as the Director of Sales, Product Management and Development at Trackwell Software and as Head of IT at the Ministry of Justice.
Hákon holds an MBA from the ESCP Business School in Paris and an MSc degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Aalborg, Denmark.
Managing Director, Business Solutions
Ingimar G. Bjarnason is the Managing Director of Business Solutions. Previously Ingimar served as the Managing Director of Applicon Iceland from 2008. Ingimar began working in the software department in February 1998 and later worked at Applicon ehf. until August 2006, when Ingimar took the position of Managing Director for Applicon Solutions Ltd. in the UK.
Mr. Bjarnason holds a B.Sc. in industrial and mechanical engineering and an MBA from IESE in Barcelona.
Managing Director, Service Solutions
Örn is the Managing Director of Service Solutions. He has extensive experience in the area of IT management and operations. He was previously a long-time manager at EJS and later Advania, where he was responsible for sales and coordinating the company's marketing strategy. Most recently, Örn served as the managing director of the glass manufacturer Samverk. Örn is also a member of the board of the management company Virðing.
Örn holds a business degree from the University of Reykjavik.
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