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
Marketing ManagerWith a background in advertising and communication Ailish joined our team in 2013 and is responsible for marketing and communications.
With a love of tennis Ailish plays as much as she can and can be found playing league with her Mum or her knocking up with her 3 girls. Otherwise she is “Taxi Mum” extraordinaire.
She loves to travel and has already decided when she wins the lottery that she will retire to the South of France.
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.
Nicola de Beer
COONicola was appointed COO in 2013 having previously joined the company in 2006.
Nicola has remarkable and unique skills in team training and sales management within residential, business to business and retail sales. This has led to the establishment of FMI’s reputation as a first class provider of contract sales solutions.
As a native of Cape Town in South Africa Nicola loves to return home to visit family and & friends as much as she can and loves the sunshine and the people.
She also enjoys staying fit and has recently discovered the fast pace classes at Jumpzone so it’s no wonder that her pet hate is lack of pro-activity.
DirectorLibby started her career in FMI way back in 2003 as an Account Executive and has worked her way up to become a Board Director at FMI. She has seen three different FMI offices as the business has grown and needed more space.
Libby has worked across all aspects of our services and brings a huge amount of knowledge and experience to the FMI client servicing team. Her experience of running largescale sales merchandising field teams makes Libby an invaluable asset to her clients and colleagues alike.
Libby is our self confessed shopaholic and while her favourite colour is navy her wardrobe is more reflective of her personality colourful & fun.
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!