National Lottery organiser Camelot is carrying out a pay benchmarkingexercise to ensure its employees are being well rewarded compared with staff insimilar businesses. Dianne Thompson, Camelot’s chief executive, told the Human Resources Forumon the Oriana that the company started the benchmarking exercise, which will becompleted in October, as part of its drive to consolidate its success afterwinning its bid to continue running the Lottery. Thompson also said Camelot had become risk-averse as it put together its bidto continue running the Lottery last year and it is embracing a new workculture to become more creative. In the opening address to the conference, organised by Richmond Events, shesaid, “We want our staff to feel they can take a few risks within reason.Creativity and innovation will be applauded. We will make mistakes. I don’tmind that as long as we don’t make the same mistake twice.” As part of this culture change the company has started e-mail-free Fridaysto encourage people to talk more and spark ideas off each other. Camelot has also introduced a lifestyle programme to improve employees’ work-homebalance. This includes providing opportunities for job-sharing, part-time work,homeworking, career breaks, sabbaticals and even language lessons. Camelot’s staff forum plays a key role in keeping all employees informedabout decisions being taken by senior management. Thompson said one of the main challenges her HR department had to overcomewhile bidding for the new Lottery contract was maintaining staff morale. Itheld regular cascade briefings to ensure staff were told in person what washappening and introduced a loyalty bonus, Rainbow Project, to entice staff tostay until the end of the licence period. By Ben Willmott Camelot bids to ensure its staff win pay lotteryOn 15 May 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.
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