IKEA focuses on talent in weeklong event for employees

Looking to ‘empower’ people around development opportunities
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/16/2016

Keen to showcase the many opportunities available at IKEA — and what it takes to attain them — the furnishing retailer recently launched a Talent Focus Week at locations worldwide.

It’s about leading the business and people together, said Stephen Bobko, country HR manager for IKEA Canada in Burglinton, Ont.

“We’re not just talking about leadership in its true form in terms of management — it’s really just empowering our co-workers to feel directly connected to the business and that they can also make decisions in everyday business,” he said. “It’s just that whole empowerment piece for our co-workers, that’s essentially our jumping off point for Talent Focus Week.”