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
Monica PakenhamAs one of the first employees in FMI in 1995 Monica has held many roles and currently plays a vital role as Office Co-Ordinator. She is the first smile at the door and the welcome on the phone.
Monica currently organises the walking brigade at lunch and regales us with her love of cooking & recipes. Her favourite restaurant in town is the Trocadero where she is particularly partial to the steak.
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.
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 DirectorKevin started his career in 2010 in FMI as Sales Manager & now is Account Director for the Electric Ireland campaign.
Kevin hails from Stockport in England and moved to Ireland 2001 – we think he deserves citizenship at this stage.
Kevin’s true love is music and playing in and conducting brass bands – in fact he has played The Tenor horn since the age of 6. He can make quite a noise when he wants to!
Elton joined FMI in March of 2008. With a clear goal in mind and a strong belief in the company’s Staff Development Programme – Ardú, Elton progressed through the ranks of the business. National Sales Manager and Sales Director were huge achievements throughout the years and Elton didn’t stop there - With the business expanding into an international stage, in 2015 he was appointed as Executive Director of Sales.
Now a Director, Elton has a clear focus and understanding of the tools required for achieving the goals of FMI. He feels lucky that his ambitions are matched by the company’s desire to grow and expand.
Elton’s true to his heart and loves anything Mediterranean; clothes, football, cars and food especially. He cooks a mean spaghetti Bolognese, fresh, from scratch! When it comes to music, Blues, Jazz, Hip Hop and House are his favourite genres.
A huge love for dogs means that Elton is a supporter of Dogs Trust. He also proudly supports UNICEF.