Millbrook Garden Company talks company plans for the future

by | Feb 17, 2017 | News | 0 comments

Tracey Bowler, human resources director at the Millbrook Garden Company, knows how hard it is to find great people with the right attitude and knowledge to work in the industry. Tracey felt that it was getting harder every year so the company looked at other ways of finding the right staff and, as a result, the business has now introduced a company succession plan for the next 5 years.

Starting by consulting with all department managers, Millbrook sought to identify people who showed potential within the business. These people were recognised for their drive and enthusiasm and it was felt that, with the right support, they could be developed in order to meet the future needs of the company. Each of these employees now has a Personal Development Plan and a mentor to help them on their journey.

Tracey says, ?It has been a really rewarding exercise to do and sitting down with people to discuss the talent and potential we saw in them was fantastic. As part of the plan we have already enrolled four members of our catering team onto NVQs including Hospitality, Commis Chef and Supervising People, it is brilliant to see these individuals grow and develop?.

The programme ?Growing your Potential? will be constantly evolving, with new talent joining from now on.

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