FIDC has completed a full HR improvement project, for its subsidiary Falkland Islands Meat Company.

With its mix of full time professional staff, plus part-timers and the regular influx of seasonal workers – and a requirement to meet demanding health and safety regulations - FIMCo and FIDC were very keen to see the very best Human Resources practices embedded in the business.

An initial HR ‘audit’ revealed the scope of work needed at the start of the year.  More recently, following a competitive tendering process, a contract was awarded to HR industry professionals Sally Hart and Jackie Taylor.

The aim of this project has been to have a coherent HR capability within the business but without adding a management burden.  Sally Hart and her team set to work on recruitment, retention, reward and performance for a profitable enterprise.

Today, new training guides, a comprehensive staff handbook, plus employee and manager ‘toolkits’ and other staff resources are available to ensure FIMCo is, as Sally puts it “a great place to work, a safe place to work, a successful business” and the focus – in line with Michael Ledwith’s Business Improvement programme -  is on “getting the work done”.

FIDC is a strong advocate for robust HR practices for all its client business, and will be adding an ‘HR Basics’  workshop to its suite of enterprise training courses in the coming months.

For further details, look out for information here on the web and our social media.

About the FIDC

FIDC acts as the national economic development agency for the Falkland Islands and is tasked to develop the commercial sector of the Falkland Islands by being one of the principal partners delivering the Economic, Rural and Tourism Development Strategies.

To help drive sustainable economic growth and assist in the creation of new jobs and opportunities, FIDC provides various forms of support and assistance to the Falkland’s business community.