They say life-long careers with the same company are a thing of the past, but Adept Scientific’s (Letchworth, Herts) longest-serving employee has proved the experts wrong.
On 1st March 2010, Sue Walton celebrated an amazing 20 years. It’s a work partnership that has sailed through the seven year itch and lasted longer than the average marriage in the UK!
“Sue has been with us from the early days; she has seen everything and still stayed with us,” Paul Bragg, Managing Director, joked. “Her loyalty and enthusiasm is as strong as it was 20 years ago and it certainly doesn’t seem that long – well, for us anyway…”
While staff turnover is higher than ever in the wider economy, Adept Scientific continues to buck the trend. A 2008 Barclays Local Business survey showed that less than a third of small businesses had at least one employee who has worked for them for over ten years. Adept Scientific can boast that more than 30 per cent of the team have been with the company for more than 10 years. These long-standing members of the Adept family have been with the company through thick and thin, seen it grow and change, and contributed to its success.
Adept Scientific’s aim is to make it a great place to work. The fact that people choose to stay so long means the company must be doing something right!
With offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.