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Capital Investment in NIFRS

Category: Capital Investment    Date: 12th April 2017    Comments: Comments Off on Capital Investment in NIFRS    

I am pleased to share details about the significant progress made on two of our major capital projects – the Logistics Support Centre at Boucher Crescent, Belfast and our new Learning & Development Centre at Desertcreat.

Both projects have taken several years to get to this stage but we are finally seeing real progress being made on these much needed new facilities for our organisation.

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Why Middle Managers Matter!

Category: Management    Date: 9th March 2017    Comments: Comments Off on Why Middle Managers Matter!    

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    Comments: Comments Off on Our People – Our Greatest Asset    

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    Comments: Comments Off on The Power of Three Simple Words    

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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