“A key part of my role at Glenmorangie is contributing to the wider business strategy by making sure that we have the right people strategy, initiatives and processes in place. We want to be the best employer in Scotland and this is right from the start of recruitment, to career development, wellbeing, inclusion, reward and recognition through to retirement.”
Employee wellbeing is an important focus for many employers, with HR and business leaders increasingly aware of the benefits that can be reaped from a happy and healthy workforce. With growing awareness of how employee wellbeing is directly correlated to productivity, many employers are pushing the envelope when it comes to their focus on wellbeing – and one such employer is The Glenmorangie Company.
Edinburgh-based The Glenmorangie Company is well-known for its selection of whiskies. In 2019, Maria Rooney was appointed as Human Resources Director to lead the HR function. Like many HR practitioners, employee wellbeing forms a core part of her role. In this exclusive interview with myGrapevine magazine she talks about the role that employee wellbeing can play in staff engagement – sharing examples of how she helped tackle this during the coronavirus pandemic.
Below, Rooney – who previously worked in HR at Amazon and Virgin Media – sheds light on what wellbeing means to her, and the initiatives she is currently working on to better support this agenda. Plus, you can also find out more about how Rooney is helping to continually improve the firm’s ‘People Promise’, as well as her proudest moment working for The Glenmorangie Company so far.