Twice a year, the MWH Treatment Soapworks office welcomes the newest members of their team to a Building Connections event. Nearly 50 people made their way from across the UK to Salford to learn more about their new employers and to meet some of their fellow MWH Treatment colleagues.
This two-day event was filled with presentations, workshops, and lighthearted conversation as everyone from around the region got to know each other. An ice breaker activity started proceedings wherein each attendee was tasked with finding out information about one another in order to fill in a bingo sheet; this ranged from discovering who owned a classic car to who is afraid of cows. It was an excellent way to get people chatting and bypass any initial nerves about meeting new people. Next, a delicious three course meal and an extremely difficult quiz completed what was a very enjoyable night.
While the evening was for getting to know each other, the following day was for learning about the company. A selection of MWH Treatment directors dedicated the day to giving presentations help everyone get an understanding about the structure of the company, the role of Stantec and about different departments like finance, engineering and human resources. Intermixed between the presentations were workshops which helped break up the day and went into more detail about particular elements to MWH Treatment; these were Knowledge Sharing, Wellbeing, SHEQ and MyProgress. Everyone was engaged and full of questions about their new employers.
Training Manager Louise Pulman said “It was excellent to meet so many new starters from all over the UK, and to see everyone so engaged in learning about the company. Building Connections helps us to get to know one another and to give new employees an idea of what they can expect from MWH Treatment. It was a fantastic couple days, thank you to everyone who attended.”
Building Connections was another successful event for MWH Treatment and as the employees made the journey back to their respective offices and sites they had time to reflect on everything they had learned over the two days. With new working relationships formed and a better understanding of their new company, the Building Connections event was invaluable for all attendees.