A number of employees of DMS Organisation were honoured recently for making an exceptional contribution to the company during 2010. The categories included leadership, dedication, spirit, rising star, rookie of the year, company service and innovation.
The awards presentation took place at the DMS holiday party at The Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort on Saturday, 11 December.
“It is our honour to recognise these deserving individuals who have each proven their value in achieving outstanding performance and in exceeding expectations in the role they serve,” said DMS President Don Seymour. “Their contributions to the DMS conglomerate as a whole help ensure we uphold the level of business excellence and customer service upon which we pride ourselves.
The leadership award was presented to Lori Webb-Griffith, an associate director of dms Management. Ms Webb-Griffith was rewarded for her invaluable contributions to the company, including her commitment to people development and her extensive customer satisfaction strategies. Her ability to motivate her team of associates, and her lead-by-example approach were duly recognised.
“I was honoured to receive the leadership award,” said Ms Webb-Griffith, adding that she is equally honoured to work for a company “that recognises the strengths of its employees and encourages them to develop. I enjoy mentoring and teaching and always strive to help people reach their full potential.”
Alison Sims, a personal assistant for the executive office at DMS Management, was the dedication award recipient for her endless hours of work and commitment to ensuring customer satisfaction and supporting multiple managing directors. This award recognises the service of employees who demonstrate a willingness to go above and beyond in how they perform their duties, exceeding expectations.
Sabrina Sheridan, DMS Management personal assistant, was also honoured as the recipient of the spirit award. Ms Sheridan was recognised for her involvement in almost every aspect of the company, ensuring high company morale. As chairman of DMS’ Social Committee, she is dedicated to building camaraderie, as well as organising charitable efforts to serve the local community.
The rising star award recognises the hard work and perseverance of employees of a year or more who demonstrate promise for future advancement. Jonathan Doak, an associate at DMS Management, was the recipient of this year’s award for his high production levels and his ability to understand and service client needs. The week of receiving the award, Jonathon was promoted to a senior associate position.
dms Management Associate Jamie McGee received the rookie of the year award. Having joined the team in mid 2010, Mr. McGee quickly moved through the training program and acquired the skills required of an associate. He has an extensive understanding of how to service client needs, as well as those of the directors of the firm.
One of the longest-serving employees, DMS Finance Administrator Adrean Russell, will celebrate a decade of service with the conglomerate in January. Mr. Russell received the company service award for his longtime commitment to the firm.
“It is a great honour to receive this award,” said Mr. Russell, “but in reality, it is I who should be thanking DMS for giving me the chance to be a part of this dynamic and ever-evolving conglomerate that stretches over such a wide variety of industries … the experience gained here is unrivalled, not only in Cayman – but most other markets in the world.”
A team received the innovation award, granted to the person or group that has introduced methods proven to be cost cutting, time saving and revolutionary to the business units. This year the human resources department was recognised for its introduction of the candidate evaluation programme. HR team members include Krista Pell, Sarah Lacey, Brittani Gendron and Christine Bisnauth.
The innovative evaluation programme has led to the lowest turnover statistics and highest successful recruitment statistics that the company has ever produced.