HR vital to Camelot staff morale

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. HR vital to Camelot staff moraleOn 6 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Camelot’sHR team played a critical role in the company’s successful bid to continueoperating the National Lottery. SteveThompson, Camelot’s HR director, said one of the greatest challenges wasmaintaining staff morale during the period of uncertainty from August – whenthe People’s Lottery was the favoured bid – until last December.Thompsonsaid, “It’s been a roller-coaster ride for the staff in the period leading upto the Lottery Commission’s decision to grant us the licence in December.“At least800 employees were facing redundancies, but we maintained morale by developingthe loyalty of the workforce.”Camelot’sHR strategy was to retain its staff until the end of the licence period inSeptember 2001. A loyalty scheme promised to double notice payments to staff,in the event of it losing the licence. A win bonus was also offered. Informationon redundancy packages was filtered through the company using verbal cascades,with nominated managers having face-to-face briefings with staff. The HR teamalso used focus groups within the company to communicate new developments. He said,“We had lots of briefing sessions before we won the bid at Christmas. It wasvital that our workforce heard about their situation before it was broken inthe media.” DianneThompson, Camelot’s chief executive, paid tribute to the HR team. She said,“Our HR department played a critical role in developing and implementing acomprehensive internal communication strategy to ensure that all staff knewwhat was happening.”DianneThompson will be speaking at Richmond Events’ HR Forum on the cruise shipOriana, 3-6 May Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Owusu Bempah hails ‘fantastic’ Sam Yeboah

first_imgHearts deputy captain Joseph Owusu Bempah has heaped praises on striker Sam Yeboah after he made a goal scoring debut for the Phobians.The former Heart of Lions striker made his debut for the Phobians replacing Selasi Adjei and within 15 minutes of his introduction, Yeboah netted the all-important goal to fetch Hearts all three points.The goal calmed the nerves of fans in the stadium at a point the Phobians began to be twitchy after a series of missed opportunities.And Bempah was full of praise for his teammate following his exploits“He is one of the fantastic strikers in the Ghana league. I have known him for years because he always gave me a tough time at when he was ay Heart of Lions,” Bempah told Adom FM Sports“I am happy that he bagged a goal on his debut and our opening goal.” “We are grateful for the victory but it is team work so we hope he will continue to help us win game after game,” Bempah added.Yeboah will be hoping to make Kenichi Yatsuhashi’s starting lineup when the Phobians play away to Medeama this weekend.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more