Breaking Records, Rewarding Staff
During the 12 months of COVID-19 restrictions and this spike in demand, Aquascot recorded their highest volumes for a year-long period — but also broke records for weekly and daily output. As the second quarter of 2021 begins, they continue to operate at a high level, and while lowering COVID-19 cases and vaccination roll-out across the Highlands is a source of growing optimism, they have established critical contingency plans for any conceivable emergencies.
For Aquascot partners, work goes on — but their efforts during the pandemic have been rewarded with bonus salary payments and a ‘recognition and reward’ system that offers both financial rewards and new opportunities for staff who want to develop further, introduce new initiatives and help the company grow.
John Housego, Managing Director at Aquascot: “The main purpose of ‘R&R’ is to reinforce the expectation of living our core values and recognise the top contributors that make a difference to our business. There’s a mechanism there: it has to be internally fair and consistent, and it needs to be externally competitive in all aspects of what’s competitive – it’s not just about how much money you get paid, it’s also about opportunity to grow and develop.
One of my mindsets is to remove any barriers that prevent individual partners following a passion or a desire to contribute. What we need to do as a whole group is to help each other grow and be more capable; and if we could all grow and do a little bit more, then not only do we get more done and more value added, but we’re all growing and developing each other.”