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.
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 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.
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.
Financial ControllerSiobhan has been Financial Controller in FMI since 2008. She is a qualified ACCA and has a Masters in Accounting from UCD. Siobhan and her team manage the full finance function within FMI.
When Siobhan is not looking at numbers in FMI she is busy on a golf course counting her golf score and ensuring top marks.
Her favourite golf course is Simola in Knysna, South Africa and she is currently saving her money to go back there again.