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.
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!
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.
Senior Account ManagerGavin is Account Director New Business at FMI responsible for new business development. Gavin joined FMI back in 2007 as Account Executive and has been on an exciting career path ever since. He has held several key roles within the company and has worked across multiple clients and sectors.
When not hard at work, Gavin can be found going to concerts perfecting his persona as a "music snob" or travelling to London to see his beloved Arsenal Football Club.
No surprise then that Gavin’s pet hate is Tottenham Hotspur.
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).