There is a very well known, often seen ‘conversation piece’ that says it all about investment in staff.
We’d be surprised if you haven’t been privy to some version of it on a course or flying around social media.
It goes a little something like this:
CFO: “What happens if we invest in developing our staff and they leave?”
CEO: “What if we don’t and they stay?”
Ring any bells?
As overused as this particular scenario may be, the message is a valid one.
MVIS and Bartco UK are two companies that pride themselves on investing in their team for the benefits of both themselves and their clients.
While we all know that competitive pay and good benefits factor into an employee’s decision to join and stay at a company, there are many other overlooked desires that can be as important as the money in the bank.
According to a report by Forbes in 2018, a ‘commitment to well-being’ and ‘working with a purpose’ are right up there on the scale of what employees want. It seems a feeling of genuine care from employer to employee goes a long way to ultimate job satisfaction.
Anne Ashman, MVIS & Bartco General Manager told us:
“We don’t fear to invest in staff and potentially see them leave, we push our team and support their career development.
“We’ve found our approach incredibly fruitful. We find that investing in staff to further their knowledge and skills creates a level of job satisfaction that keeps employees with us long term. It really aids the company continuity to not have to be replacing and hiring new staff on a regular basis.
“This approach creates consistency within the company for the benefit of all stakeholders.
“It means our clients and customers work and liaise with the same team, internally we all know how we work most efficiently, the staff become engrained in the ethos of the business and their knowledge of the company and industry only grows.”
So how are MVIS & Bartco investing in their staff?
“There are many examples of how we do this. I, myself have just passed a business degree with the Open University after 7 years – and this was funded by MVIS and Bartco UK.
“Our Assistant Operations Manager Dom Bridge has been with us for 6 years, having originally started with us as an apprentice. Dom will soon be doing his Fleet Managers course which will swiftly follow the Operations Managers Course that he is currently enrolled in.
“Additionally, Tillie Woolliscroft our Operations Support is currently doing a customer service qualification and Tom Berry, our Sales Admin, a sales course. Cain Gregory and Tim Hill have also both done soldering courses which supported their work in our workshop and repairs centre.
“For Tim, this is in addition to being put through IOSH training for Managing Safely, so it’s fair to say that the investment across our team is proving we practice what we preach with these company-funded courses.”