Interim HR manager for the integration of new employees in an international oil concern


Two major integration projects of new employees required experienced interim HR skills. But with a different weighting of core competencies than thought, the organization had a challenge. They were in the midst of rebranding their company, the previous service stations, and at the same time they had bought another oil company in Denmark and a number of stations in Ireland. This meant that over 1,100 employees had to be integrated into the new global group.


  • integration of the new employees
  • assistance with many HR tasks


In the midst of this integration stood the president in charge of the employee organization of the former stations in Denmark, as well as the new stations in Ireland, looking for competent assistance with the many HR tasks. It was crucial to find candidates quickly. If not, they had to find some internal candidates to do the integration of the new employees – a not desirable outcome.


Two competent candidates with very different strengths were presented. Through interviews with the candidates, it became clear that the most important thing was the practical hands-on experience.

The selected candidate managed to step in directly and lift all the administrative tasks that were needed. It gave the president the time to focus on core tasks.

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Christian Hvashøj