Routes to Grow
Finlays is keen to build a sustainable business, a key component of which is our commitment to people. This is neatly summarized in the Finlays People Commitment to a sustainable business.
“We strive to make Finlays an enjoyable and rewarding place to work, that nurtures and develops our people for the benefit of the individual, the company, and the community.”
Part of this is the aim to create a continuous pipeline of talented managers with the experience and competencies to manage and lead our business, now and into the future. Routes to Grow is a succession planning and management development process, aimed at identifying the succession gaps for key roles and then implementing plans to nurture internal talent to fill them. We look at future management succession gaps, identify possible internal successors where they exist, and determine how long before they are ready to take on more senior positions. Individuals are nominated and then go through a rigorous competency assessment process that is objective and externally facilitated. This culminates in individual development plans to build on strengths, assist weaknesses and provide clarity on possible career routes.
There are currently some 100 people on the programme, from across the Finlays group.