STAFF GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES
Berkeley has been on the UAE FM scene for the last 35 years, and during that time the firm has notched up one of the best staff retention rates. Latheesh K. says this is due of the manner in which Berkeley has been structured, promoting growth from within. “Most of the area operations’ managers have been with Berkeley for a minimum of 20 years. These managers are responsible for different geographic areas all over the country. We have had a few managers join directly at higher positions, mostly in IT but when it comes to cleaning you have to have hands- on experience. If a supervisor doesn’t know the job how can they be expected to get the best out of their team? “There are 10 types of flooring surfaces and it requires them to know what chemicals and equipment are best suited, for instance,” says Latheesh who himself has been with the company for 23 years having started as a technician, eventually working his way to director soft services.