The Mercian Labels Group has grown significantly in the past decade, and with this success has come a range of new challenges and opportunities associated with growing businesses. With this in mind, all Mercian Labels Group staff from AC Labels, Security Labels International and Mercian Labels came together recently for our first away day to ‘compare notes’ and make plans for 2014+.
The day was fantastically rewarding, with even the most hardened sceptics amongst us getting stuck in to the exercises and activities. It was good to take some time out of the day to day operations to get to know each other better and explore a number of subjects to find out just what makes us tick, how we can continue to improve and how our new HR Strategy will deliver long term benefits for the teams. Our new Employee Assistance Programme was particularly well received.
What was most rewarding was to see the commitment and passion across the teams, especially as they took up the challenge to address some of the long standing and intractable challenges that have been around for while with fresh thinking. We also started work on updating our company values statement with a new analysis of what values matter to us (which you can see on our updated careers page).
We left the day feeling very positive and with a whole list of actions for the teams to work on in the coming months.
Great teamwork – thank you all!