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
Account DirectorWorking in FMI since 2001 Grainne has developed her client service skills and HR knowledge working on various FMCG accounts over the years. Grainne’s love of working with people & practical hands on knowledge of the job means her contact and relationships with supervisors nationwide is excellent.
Grainne’s favourite holiday destination is Spain where she loves to relax and unwind with her family.
Owner & CEOWith well rounded skills, including finance, selling and marketing, Margaret established FMI in 1995. Margaret puts her business success down to her people, and encourages personal growth within all aspects of her business.
As CEO, Margaret is involved in the Strategic Management of the business and Future Planning for FMI.
Outside of work Margaret is a busy Mum of 4; 3 girls and 1 boy, not to mention 3 dogs. In between juggling work and home life Margaret still finds time to run. As a competitive sports woman Margaret would regularly run 40k per week and her current time is 46mins on a 10k run – not that she is competitive!
No surprise that her pet hate is laziness.
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 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.
Melody ChinamasaSenior Account Manager
Mel is currently working in the Tactical Division, specialising in activating blitz/adhoc projects which range from merchandising, instore sampling, store refits & promotional sales campaigns to but name a few. Mel gets his buzz from the challenge of seeing a project achieve its results – nothing beats the feeling!
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 - 01 292 4200.