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
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.
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.
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.
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 ManagerSabrina is a true "Corkonian" so no better place than the Cork office for her to be where she does a fantastic job managing the sales team in the South of Ireland.
When not working in the office Sabrina likes to unwind with kettlebells! Her secret pleasure is to bake and her speciality is Triple Chocolate Devil's Food Cake - a particular favourite with her five year old son.
Sabrina's top recommendation when looking for a night out in Cork is Electric on the South Mall.