At the end of 2020 Broanmain appointed Eve Clennell as People, Culture and Strategy Manager. A senior role, Eve’s appointment comes at a pivotal time, with the pandemic and Brexit putting employee health and wellbeing, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and workforce safety into even sharper focus.
Eve is managing all of the non-production departments within our business and focusing on developing Broanmain’s culture of strong teamworking and collaborative spirit.
A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD), Eve has seen countless reports and indicators that work related stress, depression and anxiety is on the rise.
Our team has done some great work in this area already, including nominating two colleagues to complete Mental Health First Aid training so they can recognise and assess stress triggers. Another highlight is the flexible development plan the team created for Tom, an ex-AirForce SNCO who joined earlier this year through specialist recruitment firm CareerForces. Broanmain is also offering all team members access to an external counselling service.
Among the range of support mechanisms Eve plans to use to counterbalance this year
of uncertainty include greater clarity about people’s roles and progression maps, forums to facilitate cross-team communication and address unconscious biases.