Theme : WHAT ARE THE KEY INGREDIENTS OF A HAPPY, PRODUCTIVE WORKFORCE? IF EMPLOYEES REALLY ARE THE FIRM’S GREATEST ASSET, HOW DO YOU MANAGE THAT ASSET TO GET THE BEST OUTCOMES?
Purpose: This seminar will be of interest to business owners or managers keen to find out how to enhance profitability and productivity by engaging with employees.
Come and hear from two very successful Highland businesses, and the UK’s most successful retailer, explain how their employees put them at the top of their industries
DAVID JONES. Britain’s favourite retailer, John Lewis Partnership, is viewed as one of the UK’s most trusted brands. Employees are called partners, and the company’s stated purpose is the “Happiness of the Partners.” David Jones is Partnership Registrar, the board level position charged with ensuring the company delivers that happiness to the employees. David will talk about maintaining job satisfaction in the challenging and competitive retail sector.
You can find out more about employee ownership at John Lewis in this blog piece from David Jones.
DENNIS OVERTON. is co-founder and Chairman of award-winning Aquascot. The company has a turnover approaching £40m and employs more than 200 people from its base in Alness. Aquascot’s objective is to build a unique community of fishermen, farmers, processors, retailers and consumers passionate about great quality and taste, sustainability, fair trade and animal welfare. Aquascot is more than a salmon processor; the company adds value to the local community and wider economy as well as providing career opportunities for local people.
STEPHEN PENNINGTON. Highland Home Carers is regarded as one of the leading providers of social care in the UK. The company has piloted a range of initiatives, such as integrated Health and Social Care. The business now employs almost 500 staff and operates across the Highland area. Unusually for the sector, the firm has an enviably low staff turnover and absence rate. Highland Home Carers has won several awards for the quality of care delivered. Managing Director Stephen Pennington will explain how the company has sustained its unique culture during periods of rapid growth.
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