The sun has come out to play. The (eternal Olympic) torch is making its way around the country….and no less than 4 members of Clareville staff are official “Games Makers”; Using their top quality communicating skills, Clareville PRs are going to be working in the press office, working in events and our consumer director with more than 20 years PR experience, is going to be….err driving, in a very attractive nylon uniform, complete with cap!
Moral in the office is up – we have a summer picnic planned, went to the PRCA summer boat party last week where we saw happy Londoners scaling the O2, ziplining and even kayaking across the Thames. Clareville have also won a plethora of new business including UK’s leading coupon services provider Valassis and children’s lighting company Pabobo, this got me thinking about how excited G4S must have been when they secured the contract for the Olympic Games, and how quickly good news can turn to bad.
Yes it was handled badly, the stories about a chaotic recruitment process, the army being removed from their posts of protecting the nation from peril to cover G4S’s mess has had the public up in arms, the Evening Standard even released an article (which has since received dubious acknowledgement that it was from a fraudulent source) saying that these brave soldiers who were stepping up to cover G4S’s back (and the safely of us all) were being forced to sleep on airport chairs! BUT it is not the hard working honest security guards who work for G4S’s fault is it, they are being tarred with the same unorganised brush as their recruitment department.
Being an agency who promote a number of clients in the motivation sector it is easy for us to acknowledge, that when the companies chips are down, you must keep the work forces chin’s up: http://www.ingeniousbritain.biz/2012/02/avoid-naked-wipeout-selecting-rewards/