Last month the entire Central Finance Management Group gathered for the company’s first ever Town Hall meeting.
Dr Sian Ineson, Managing Director said:
“In 2018 we found genuine collaboration become a powerful strategic advantage. We want to be as transparent and inclusive as we can, so it made sense to shift from smaller team meetings to one big, collective Town Hall. It was absolutely brilliant having everyone together to hear how the business is tracking, celebrate achievements, reward some deserving employees and host a Q&A session to answer any burning questions.”
Chris Bevan, Compliance Manager opened the meeting with a little about why he joined the business.
“One of the things that attracted me to this role and the company was the opportunity to affect change. We have a tremendous baseline that we can build on, and compared to our competitors, we have a really unique service proposition.”
Janinne Smith, Human Resources Manager launched some exciting new wellness initiatives aimed to provide team members with stress relief tools and techniques. In addition to fortnightly meditation sessions, Janinne announced that our quiet room is now kitted out with lego, mindful colouring-in, bluetooth speakers and a community library of books to read. We also have a whole suite of meditation and breathing exercises available on our intranet.
Sian Ineson also announced exciting changes to Learning and Development, with a complete refresh launching early this year.
“We’re really passionate about giving our team members opportunities to grow and develop, and the refresh will help align our induction and training programs to the way the business is evolving. To support face to face sessions, we’ll have loads of new online resources which will help increase access to these opportunities, as well as some new programs for our emerging leaders and the Power Users of our key software platforms.”
Overall the Town Hall was a great success, giving a broad overview of how the business has been performing and what’s coming up in the new year. With all of our leaders in one place, it also gave our teams the opportunity to ask questions and comment on anything that was discussed. The Town Hall meetings will now be held bi-annually.