Quickbutik is a technology company that offers an all-in-one package to make it easy for people to engage in online sales. They currently have 24 employees and are growing all the time. In other words, they are experts in trade and technology. Employees such as theirs have a whole host of jobs to choose from. We had a chat with Kajsa Kurtsson, Head of People & Culture, to hear how they have built up a solid culture and why they chose Huma for their HR system.
Tell us a little about what Quickbutik does?
In a nutshell, we make it possible for entrepreneurs to grow. The idea is that anyone, regardless of technical skills, should be able to start and set up their own online store, and then be able to grow it and make a living from it. Payment solutions, shipping, marketing and accounting programs – everything is integrated so that the shop owner can focus on what they do best, without the hassle of technical challenges and bookkeeping. In short, we offer an all-in-one platform that makes it easy to set up, run and grow in online sales.
Tell us a little about your culture! What is it like to work in Quickbutik?
Perhaps I’m not entirely unbiased, but it's completely brilliant! Working in Quickbutik is both magic and easy. Magic because you are surrounded by lovely colleagues with self-irony, self-insight, humour and, not least, fantastic skills! And easy because there is an openness and real drive to bring about progress for others and each other!
We love celebrating and finding fun things to do, all with the philosophy that "the real is found in the simple". Or, as one of our employees says: "I love going to work owing to my fabulous, committed colleagues. We can be purely professional, creating elegant solutions for our customers one minute, then leap straight into an intense foosball match the next. I love that balance!”
There is an inherent entrepreneurial spirit in all my colleagues, and that authenticity is a key aspect for us. I think we are all driven by, and value, the same things, namely seeing others and each other succeed!
"There is an inherent entrepreneurial spirit in all my colleagues, and that authenticity is a key aspect for us. I think we are all driven by, and value, the same things, namely seeing others and each other succeed!"
Why did you want an HR system?
With system support for HR, you get control. And if you have control, there is more room for Rock ‘n' Roll! For us, this means that the People & Culture role can focus on the most important thing, that’s to say People & Culture, instead of administration and trying to remember which Excel sheet belonged to what. Another effect, bringing further value, is that everyone is reassured that all documents, agreements, policies, processes for onboarding, offboarding, re-boarding, conversations and everything else have their place and can be found in one place.
Everything to do with HR must be simple in order to be able to focus on what is really most important, that is to say colleagues, relationships, commitment, leadership and development. We want our
People & Culture role to focus on what it’s best at, and not need to spend unnecessary amounts of time on administration. That’s why it feels particularly good to be able to automate a whole load of administrative processes with Huma.
You did extensive research before choosing Huma. What was the reason for your choice?
We were looking for a system that was safe, easy and fun to use. We found that in Huma. What decided the question was their way of developing the product together with their customers by means of feedback. That’s also one thing that has surprised us after we started using Huma: how incredibly quickly it goes from providing feedback to the platform being developed. Put simply, the speed of the pace of development, the new updates and functions that are released following feedback from users. We also liked the top-quality support we got from you. Yes, Huma really ticked all the boxes for us.
"We liked the speed of the pace of development, the new updates and functions that are released following feedback from users. We also liked the top-quality support we got from you. Yes, Huma really ticked all the boxes for us."
You are experts in online sales and have had enormous growth since 2014. What is it like for a new employee to start with you?
I only started a few months ago myself and it's been absolutely great! It feels completely natural to be included in the entire QB team right away. From the first moment really, and I've never experienced that before! Throughout the whole experience, you feel that it should be easy to start with us, and with a personal touch. This feels real and emanates from the leaders during both pre-boarding and onboarding. You are invited to events, for example, before you have even had your first day at work. One of the traditions is that you have to have a foosball match against Azddin, who is the founder and CEO of Quickbutik.
Quote from one of the employees:
"I started in Quickbutik in the middle of the pandemic (December 2020), so for my first six months I sat at home by myself. I thought it would be difficult, but I felt really welcomed by everyone. The QB family was just a chat message away, ready to help and answer questions, or just hear how I was getting on. It was an incredibly good feeling to finally meet everyone in real life; the whole bunch of them were just as lovely as I had imagined!”
Read more about Quickbutik here: quickbutik.com