Lumesse “empowers” Citycon for agile talent processes

ETWeb empower is the foundation for transformation of employee engagement

LUTON, UK, 25 October 2016 - Lumesse, a global leader in talent management solutions, announced today that Citycon has joined the growing list of companies adopting the ETWeb empower suite as the foundation on which to engage their workforces. Citycon will utilize five of the suite’s bundles; Recruit, Learn, Perform, Grow and Reward.

Applying learning gained through fifteen years in over 2000 customer engagements, Lumesse created ETWeb empower as an end-to-end talent management platform that enables companies to transform from rigid, company-driven practices to more flexible processes shared between managers and their employees.  The result is better employee engagement and business outcomes through a more collaborative, continuous and people-driven approach to hiring and developing talent.

Citycon is a leading owner, manager and developer of urban, grocery-anchored shopping centres in the Nordic and Baltic region, and employs a varied base of professionals across technical, commercial and financial disciplines. After a major acquisition, its employee population doubled, straining its processes and its ability to manage and synchronize all the data used to manage and develop its workforce. The company needed a solution that would both support growth and its goal of supporting the professional growth and development of its employees. The company evaluated many options, selecting ETWeb empower.

“At Citycon, our people are the foundation on which we build our business, as our slogan says: Great people make great shopping centres!” said Anna-Leena Rissanen, VP HR. “We want to offer them a modern online tool for performance management and talent development, as well as equipping employees to share the responsibility for shaping their careers and actively contributing to our success. We selected the ETWeb empower suite as it was the most  functional and flexible alternative for a company our size, in addition to being best suited to our needs and processes, as serving as a foundation for a people-driven approach to engaging and developing our workforce”.

ETWeb empower modules span the entire talent lifecycle through recruiting, performance management, learning and succession management. The suite is designed to accelerate enterprise adoption by delivering a common user experience throughout the career journey from candidate to long-tenured employee. It also introduces several key capabilities that make talent management and employee engagement a continuous rather than periodic process.

  • Fluid performance management capabilities that transform the traditional annual performance processes into day-to-day collaborations and adjustments between managers, workers and co-workers.
  • Interactive talent conferences that enable management teams to collaborate and quickly identify talent needs, gaps, and opportunities to adapt current talent to new roles.
  • Innovation management that uses social collaboration techniques to mine, evaluate, prioritize and execute ideas from anywhere in the organization

“When we developed ETWeb empower we set out to incorporate latest techniques and technologies into a single platform that would enable companies to better engage their employees and empower them with capabilities to self-manage their careers,” said Carsten Busch, General Manager of the Lumesse Talent Management Business Unit. “We believe that today’s agile businesses require equal agility in their talent management processes, and ETWeb empower enables companies to create those people-driven, flexible processes that contribute to that.”

Lumesse is the most experienced talent management provider in the world and has embedded thirty years of accrued knowledge gained with thousands of customers into the new suite. Organizations can now, for the first time, tap that depth of experience while exploiting the inherent efficiencies, reconfigurability, and economic benefits of a SaaS or private-cloud platform.

These new solutions may be seen in Booth 130 at HRTech World on October 25-26.

About Citycon

Citycon Oyj is a leading owner, developer and manager of urban grocery-anchored shopping centres in the Nordic and Baltic regions, managing assets that total EUR 5 billion and with market capitalisation of EUR 2 billion. For more information about Citycon, please visit

About Lumesse

Lumesse today provides Talent Solutions to over 1500 organizations in over 70 countries enabling them to engage and nurture the best talent in an ever changing and demanding global environment. With our unique and highly adaptable Talent Solutions our customers are well prepared to capitalize on the fast evolution of new technologies and disruptive business conditions, while meeting all business needs locally and globally.

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