Tuesday 3rd May, 2016 will never be forgotten by approximately 220 new employees, as the ANSA McAL Group of Companies hosted its biannual HR Orientation at the Banquet & Conference Centre in Fiesta Plaza, Movie Towne. Mr. A. Norman Sabga, Group Chairman and Chief Executive along with members of the Executive Team really got involved in welcoming and sharing viewpoints with the new recruits spanning the Group’s eight Sectors. The day started off with Miles Baker, aka the Drill Sergeant, from the Group Business Development, hyping up the audience with his unique brand of interchange.
Mr. Andy Mahadeo, Sector Head of Manufacturing; Ms. Bernadine Sammy, Head of Group Internal Audit and Mr. Cyril Coomansingh, Technical Director, Carib Glassworks Limited described their work experiences within the Group, and dished out some great advice to the recruits. This year’s Group orientation was like no other as the HR and Corp Comm Team revamped the session with several new exciting elements. Employees were treated to a live inspirational performance by 2010 Digicel Rising Star, Neval Chatelal who voiced the Group’s Love Theme, “Together”. The Group also revealed its corporate video, “Welcome to the World of ANSA McAL” that featured the history of the Group and the success of its workforce who continuously strive to add value to the workplace.
Throughout the orientation, employees were invited to give feedback using online voting buttons to express their thoughts on various agenda topics. The new recruits, clad in opposing colourful bandanas participated in a Sector Expo, where they moved through the room visiting pop-up information booths manned by lead Sector officials. The ANSA McAL Jeopardy Quiz Game, which is a take on America’s favourite show, was hosted by popular TV personality, Wendell Etienne. The contest had competitors and the audience in fits of competitive excitement.
Feedback received from the live online voting indicated that 94% of staff felt either “Very Confident” or “Confident” that ANSA McAL is positioned for success in today’s economic climate. Also, 84% said that they were either “Very Inspired or Inspired” to contribute to the achievement of the Group’s Vision and Mission to deliver long term business improvements. With the latest bunch of talented recruits, “Together we can only get Better!”