We’ve been excited to attend our first conference since covid and we’re so happy to be sponsorship partners of this excellent event for start-ups and scaleups.
And we’re off!
Arriving early this morning, we were thrilled to see our stand set up.
Our wildflower seeds giveaway has been going down a treat. As believers in growth, we were offering something delegates could grow, and think about their team’s growth in line with our expert management programmes.
Our giveaways – wildflower seeds, wellbeing tips and a chance to win a coaching session with one of our certified coaches.
Inaugural speech with Jenny Lewin and Eleanor Warnock of Sifted
A Good Influence
Caspar Lee, our favourite YouTuber, was talking about creator economy
Our Stand in Action
Our team have been super busy talking to delegates
Some of the comments from our team today:
“The conference is buzzing with a such a friendly vibe! People are very open and asking great questions!”
“It is great and the people are so lovely and welcoming. I feel I have made loads of friends.”
Louise, our Director, and Candice, our Learning and Development Consultant, had a full house for their roundtable discussion:
Times are tough, how do you keep your team smiling?
“Startups are watching their pennies — some have made major cuts to their teams, others have slowed the pace of hiring. Stress trickles down from the top — how do you enable your people managers to support, engage with and retain your employees? What should you be doing to support the mental health of your teams?”
This went really well with great engagement and some interesting insights from Louise:
- People want to work for purposeful organisations, and it’s key that the purpose and strategic vision is translated through the organisation, so that people understand what it means for them.
- Managers play a critical role. They need to be able to treat people as individuals, coach and develop people.
- People want to have a voice in the day-to-day running’s of their work, to be part of the conversation.
- People want leaders to be transparent with them, not hide things/concerns/bad news. If they are kept in the dark, they make up the worst-case scenario.
- As companies grow, the employees are likely looking for wellbeing and quality of life, rather than founders and initial hires working flat out to get things up and running.
The ultimate employee offering: maintaining culture through growth
That’s a wrap
For now! We’re off to the Sifted Summit drinks reception and looking forward to Day Two of the conference.