Finishing school for game

first_img Comments are closed. Video game and computer software retailer GAME is targeting its deputy storemanagers in the UK and Ireland with a new programme of tailored learningdesigned to prepare them for promotion within its expanding network of stores. GAME has some 370 outlets in the UK and Ireland and a further 130 acrossEurope, employing 4,000 staff, and is halfway towards achieving its goal ofopening 50 new stores this year. New stores mean new managers, and suchfast-paced growth means succession planning must be a priority, according toGAME’s head of training, Malcolm Knight. “The most important thing is that they are ready for those promotions.If we’ve given all staff the tools for development, they’ll be ready,” hesaid. The new ‘finishing school’ aims to give deputy managers the finalpreparation and skills necessary to take the next step up the corporate ladderin GAME, including spending time in a new store to better understand thecompany network. The five-week programme will be conducted on a one-to-onebasis, with each deputy manager assigned one of GAME’s district developmentmanagers as a mentor to focus on personal and business-related skills, such asteam working, leadership and performance management. Some 50 deputy managerswill go through the finishing school this year. “With the finishing school, we’re identifying the needs of theindividual now,” said Knight. “We want to manage our expectations andmake sure the programme works well before making it available to all deputymanagers.” Previous Article Next Article Finishing school for gameOn 1 Jul 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more