Communications company, FLOW, honoured nine of its long serving employees at a ceremony Thursday.
Seven of those honoured have been with the company for a decade, one has worked with FLOW for fifteen years and another, described as the King of Kings, has been with the company for 30 years.
“We recognize that this is an era that is coming to an end where you have persons working for a company for a decade, two, or even three decades. It’s something due to the nature of the industry,” Commercial Manager Anslem Mathurin told St Lucia Times.
He expressed the view that the situation was due to specialisation in an industry where persons cannot excel without training and growth.
“It is really about your ability to cope with change,” the FLOW official explained.
He disclosed that for some time now the company has had a new CEO every eighteen months.
“That requires a certain type of mentality to still perform with a change in regime, ideology, strategy and personnel,” Mathurin observed.
“Clearly these nine employees along with many others were able to last and still excel,” he told St Lucia Times.
According to Mathurin, FLOW believes it is important to honour its staff throughout the year with scholarships, employee activities and other forms of recognition.
“This one stands out for us because it says: ‘Yes we recognize you; we see you; we thank you personally for your service because you are contributing not only to the company but the country and the Caribbean because of the nature of the industry that we are in’”, he stated.
Mathurin observed that communications represents one of the essential services.
Those long serving employees honoured during Thursday’s ceremony were: Michael Foster, Lance Joseph, Mobe Charlemange, Colleen Zephirin, Kelly Henry, Allain Lawrence, Kurt Charles, Kimuel Hamilton and Keith Aimable.