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.
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.
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.
Sales DirectorElton joined the FMI sales team in 2008 as a B2B Agent. After a short amount of time Elton progressed through the ranks in style, to Team Executive, Team Coordinator; after that to Sales Manager, National Sales Manager and currently Sales Director. Having gone through the Cycle of Development and proven ‘it works’ Elton has a clear focus and understanding of the roles required for Residential Sales. Elton’s true to his heart and loves anything Mediterranean; clothes, wine, football and food especially. He cooks a mean spaghetti Bolognese! With one exception of course – music; Elton is a big House and Hip Hop fan. Deadmau5 and Tupac are his favorites.
Melody ChinamasaContact Centre Manager
Melody worked & studied in Ireland for 7 years before discovering FMI in 2008. Melody joined FMI as a Brand Sales Consultant & rose through the ranks to Senior Account Manager working across various clients in the FMCG and Residential Sales arena. Now Mel is charged with business development and management of all Telesales activity.
Mel comes from “the last country in the alphabet” any guesses?
Outside of work Mel is currently defending his role as “Champion Dad” with 2 small boys who love to use him as their punch bag. To celebrate the battles they all love the “chicken wings” in Tribeca in Ranelagh.
However nothing tastes like food from home – Zimbabwe.
Pick up the phone and have a chat with Mel.