EOA Podcast: Episode 7 – Onboarding and inducting employee owners

The theme of Episode 7 of the EOA Podcast is around onboarding new recruits into a business’s employee ownership culture or integrating EO into a newly transitioned company…. and around the role of inductions of employee owners in both of these.

To showcase this onboarding theme, we are sharing insight from some of the larger companies in our membership.

This episode we hear from three EOA trustee members that featured in the 2022 Top 50 list of employee-owned companies by size, compiled by RM2, about how they integrate employee ownership into this process.

Episode interviews

Mott MacDonald: Group Head of People at the engineering, management and development consultancy, Graeme Clarke, talks about how it went about onboarding 4,500 new recruits in an 18-month period during the pandemic.

Howden Group: Peter Blanc, Executive Chairman of Howden UK & Ireland, talks about onboarding and inductions in the context of the international insurance broking group’s two recent acquisitions – A-Plan Group and Aston Lark – to become a full-service broker.

Go Ape: Ben Davies, Development Director at the treetop adventure company talks about how Go Ape went about integrating employee ownership within the company and among its existing workforce when it transitioned in October 2021.

Quiet Storm: As well as the latest news, events and course information, the episode ends asking someone from within the EO sector ‘why do you love employee ownership?’ This month we hear from Emily Wolley and Summer Rozenbroek from creative agency Quiet Storm.

You can use the links below to listen to the episode, or you can listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor, Overcast, Breaker, Castbox, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic and Stitcher.

Listen below or view the full episode schedule here.