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Norway – ManpowerGroup names best temporary worker

06 November 2013

In its second year, ManpowerGroup Norway’s search for the country’s best temporary worker has declared Thomas Mongstad Haavik the winner. A student at the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen, Thomas also works extra shifts at DnB, a financial services group.

He said: “That working as a temp for one year would take me all the way to be named Norway’s best temporary worker is almost unimaginable. I’m just trying to make the best of every situation and help where I can.”

Organised by ManpowerGroup Norway, the company received hundreds of nominations before finally naming Thomas the winner. For the past year, Thomas worked for ManpowerGroup in Bergen.

Thomas added: “I am very humbled to have been named Norway’s best temporary workers. If I’m going to speculate why I have been selected, I think maybe it has to do with the fact that I try to be as flexible as possible on the job, and that I work hard to make customers satisfied. I am always looking to learn and develop. I am currently studying my masters at school and it is always useful to gain relevant experiences in banking, and it’s something I will take with me.”

May Sissel Syslak, Head of DnB branches in Laguneparken and Os, commented: “Even with a fairly short experience as a temporary worker, Thomas has managed to make a good impression. Thomas is very competent, a friendly and positive person. His job at the bank is customer care, not to mention advising our clients. Thomas takes responsibility, solves problems, sees each customer, and always makes sure to give that little bit extra.”

It was Thor Bendik Weider, the Vice President of Manpower, who had the pleasure of informing Thomas that he had been voted the best temporary worker. “Thomas Mongstad Haavik has taken our customers by storm. He is a very good representative of the many thousands of temporary workers that each day bring expertise and manpower to our customers. He views temporary work as a good opportunity to gain valuable and relevant experience alongside his studies.”

“We want to thank everyone who nominated their candidates, and we are pleased that temporary workers’ efforts have been noticed and appreciated,” he added. 

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