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 & 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 support 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).
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.
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.
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.