Restaurant chain Nando’s is planning to reward all
of its UK
managers by taking them to Brazil
for next February’s Rio carnival.
The privately-owned company, which has 95 outlets across the UK,
is holding its annual staff conference in Rio, instead of
a conventional location such as a country hotel. HR director Julia Rosamond
told Personnel Today: "We know managers have a tough job so we want to
reward them, and where nicer than Rio? We will be taking all of our assistant
managers out there the year after as well." According to Rosamond, staff
motivation is the key measurement for most HR activity. "One of the most
important things for us is how people feel inside the business," she said.
"Our annual staff survey showed that 93 per cent of employees ‘enjoy’
working here, compared to 91 in 2003 and 93 in 2002. To maintain that level
within a period of growth is pleasing."