Best Workplaces Ireland 2013
What is a Great Workplace? The Employee View
Great workplaces are built through the day-to-day relationships that employees experience — not a checklist of programmes and benefits.The key factor in common in these relationships is TRUST. From the Employee’s perspective, a great workplace is one where they:
• TRUST the people they work for;
• Have PRIDE in what they do; and
• ENJOY the people they work with.
Trust is the defining principle of great workplaces — created through management’s credibility, the respect with which employees feel they are treated, and the extent to which employees expect to be treated fairly. The degree of pride and levels of authentic connection and camaraderie employees feel with one are additional essential components.
What is a Great Workplace? The Manager View: From the Manager’s perspective, a great workplace is one where they:
• ACHIEVE ORGANISATIONAL OBJECTIVES;
• With employees who GIVE THEIR PERSONAL BEST; and
• WORK TOGETHER AS A TEAM / FAMILY in an environment of TRUST
Training Services ManagerHaving joined FMI in 2008 as a Brand Sales Consultant, Iain gained valuable experience in the field and later up-skilled with the help of FMI to become FMI’s Training Services Manager with responsibility for the training of our field sales teams.
When not in work Iain’s true passion is for Motocross - a form of motorcycle racing held on enclosed off-road circuits and he travels the country to take part in events.
He is also a true carnivore – with no particular favourite with the exception of Calamari from “Las Tapas de Lola” on Wexford Street.
Marketing & Communications ManagerKathrina Bentley has joined the team as Marketing and Communications Manager. Kathrina has over 12 years marketing experience in the Finance, IT, Beauty and Charity sectors. Kathrina will be focusing on building the brand profile of FMI in order to help achieve the strategic objectives of the company. Kathrina’s strong communication skills will assist the internal and external communication strategy – having won a ‘Great Place to Work’ award, FMI are focused in retaining this title! Kathrina is a Board Member of Mylegacy. She spends summer weekends fly fishing, having cast a fly since the age of 7 and is proud mum to Buddy, a rescued Border Terrier. Kathrina is a graduate of the Marketing Institute of Ireland (MII).
Account DirectorHaving been a previous client with FMI Fiona took the opportunity to join the FMI team in 2012 and hasn’t looked back since.
Fiona loves to bake and experiment with recipes and in particular tapas. She took up running and Spanish this year and while she is loving the running the Spanish isn’t going quite so well – too much giggling!!
Even though Fiona is a true Dub her favourite colour is red.
Account DirectorJennifer joined FMI over 7 years ago and in that time has gained valuable experience working across various aspects of the business from merchandising, auditing and in-store demonstrations. Currently Jennifer is looking after tactical projects on the FMCG side of the business.
Jen loves to travel with her family and has spent lots of time in Australia where her twin sister currently lives – so if you need any advice about travelling to Australia Jennifer is your lady.
Her favourite restaurant is Cafe Sydney – great views & food.
Senior Account ManagerGavin is Account Director New Business at FMI responsible for new business development. Gavin joined FMI back in 2007 as Account Executive and has been on an exciting career path ever since. He has held several key roles within the company and has worked across multiple clients and sectors.
When not hard at work, Gavin can be found going to concerts perfecting his persona as a "music snob" or travelling to London to see his beloved Arsenal Football Club.
No surprise then that Gavin’s pet hate is Tottenham Hotspur.