Within their learning and development programme, Business Stream put a strong focus on developing leadership skills and nurturing the talent and potential of their existing staff. Over the past three years, 58 people have been on the Talent Stream training programme and this year they introduced an eLearning portal to give even more staff access to development programmes. Business Stream also introduced a two-year management trainee programme called the Business Stream apprentice. The apprentice gives four individuals the opportunity to rotate across all the functions in their business, gaining insight into how Business Stream works from every angle. They also receive training and development, mentoring from senior management and coaching throughout.
Every year, Business Stream hosts an employee awards night which recognises outstanding performance from the teams and individuals at the business. The company get all of their staff members, strategic partners and suppliers involved, calling for nominations in eleven categories, taking them to a judging panel and handing out trophies and prizes at their biggest event of the year. The night is entirely funded by external sponsorship and this year 34 suppliers took part, giving the company a budget of £45,000. Staff are asked to nominate people and teams in each category and this year their staff submitted over 300 nominations, taking the time to recognise and appreciate the contributions of those around them.
Over the years, Business Stream has grown and changed in response to customers’ needs and market developments. To help staff to fully engage with and understand their business strategy, they literally drew them a picture – the big picture. The big picture is a visual interpretation of their business strategy as a music festival. More specifically, its objectives are to ensure people recognise and feel valued for their contribution, break down silos, create a sustainable process for engagement, keep people in the business focused on key priorities and have some fun. The festival is all about making fans, of our staff as well as our customers, by highlighting what benefits they offer and how their teams work together internally to deliver them.
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At least 33% of senior managers are women
Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave
On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships
On-site nursery or vouchers
Companies offering a final salary or non-contributory pension scheme
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