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Why Middle Managers Matter!

Category: Management    Date: 9th March 2017    

Recently I’ve been struck by the unique role of middle managers.

Often overlooked, they find themselves tasked with juggling the top team’s hopes and aspirations with the realities of meeting the needs of frontline staff. It’s not an easy position to hold but I believe, and research has shown, that middle managers play a vital role in helping an organisation like ours reach its full potential.

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Our People – Our Greatest Asset

Category: Recruitment    Date: 1st February 2017      

Last week we took a huge step forward in sustaining our Fire and Rescue Service for the future when we launched Wholetime Firefighter recruitment.

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The Power of Three Simple Words

Category: Employee Engagement    Date: 20th January 2017      

I’m convinced more than ever that if you want employees to be engaged, they need to feel that they matter, that they contribute and that they are valued. That is why my primary focus over the next couple of months is about getting out and about and meeting with employees, at all levels, across the organisation.

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We Wish You a Merry Christmas!

Category: Uncategorised    Date: 21st December 2016      

As I write this blog the festive season is well under way and there are only a few more sleeps until Christmas Day. In the midst of all the hustle and bustle I wanted to take a moment to reflect on, and say a big thank you, to all staff at Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service for their hard work throughout the year.

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What makes a good employee?

Category: Uncategorised    Date: 13th December 2016      

At our recent Employee Awards, I was privileged to recognise a number of colleagues for their dedication, professionalism and attitude. It was clear to me that they are passionate about what they do and made me think about what makes a good employee.

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