June O’Sullivan MBE, LEYF - how to keep your staff happy

In: BlogDate: Feb 22, 2016By: Claire Lickman

June O'Sullivan of LEYF works hard to keep her staff happy, and reveals how she does it in this short video. 

June is CEO of the London Early Years Foundation (LEYF), one of the UK’s leading childcare charities and Social Enterprises.

 

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June O’Sullivan MBE, LEYF - how to keep your staff happy

Her talk was incredibly entertaining, with lots of stories from her own experience of setting up and running her own social enterprise. She revealed that she also hires for attitude, and then trains for skill, through assessment days.

June works hard to make sure her staff are kept happy, retaining staff long-term, by investing in their training, promoting from within the organisation, and by paying her staff the London living wage.

Click here to download June’s PowerPoint presentation (PDF).

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Claire Lickman

Claire is Head of Marketing at Happy. She has worked at Happy since 2016, and is responsible for Happy's marketing strategy, website, social media and more. Claire first heard about Happy in 2012 when she attended a mix of IT and personal development courses. These courses were life-changing and she has been a fan of Happy ever since. She has a personal blog at lecari.co.uk.

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