Since 2014, we have been celebrating the “Make Happy, Be Happy” day every year, on the third Thursday of November, which crowns the basic mission that guides us throughout the year at Yıldız Holding. Our mission derives from my beloved father’s saying, “We believe that every child, no matter where they live, has the right to have a beautiful childhood.’
A job only gives more productive results when employees in that job are happy and think that they are getting what they work for. Today, corporate companies’ employee happiness has become as important as consumer or customer satisfaction. Now, even employees are called internal customers.
It has been two months since my article entitled “The End of the Plaza Empire and the Inevitable Rise of Telework in Business Life”. During this time, the perception of risk concerning the coronavirus in the world has decreased due to the relative decrease in the number of cases, distraction, and acclimation. Employees began using offices, more in line with social distancing rules. This has left me and my generation in a dilemma.
Now working for years in Godiva with Annie and been through a major transformation in the business (5X greater Godiva). Annie Young-Scrivner relies on former life experience with CEOs of PepsiCo Inc., Target Corp., Burberry Group PLC and Home Depot Inc. to guide her leadership of the New York chocolate maker; “It gets lonely when you’re the CEO sometimes.”
Working from home, remote working or teleworking is not a new concept. Before the coronavirus epidemic, there was a telework evolution that coincided with the digital revolution in the business world.
Remote Working: Trust, collaboration, technology. Just requires more discipline. Let me share with you the work we created in the Tele-Work Volunteer Disruption Group at Yildiz Holding.
It is said that every cloud has a silver lining and now this mandatory order has become an indispensable part of the future. Human Resources managers agree to see some of the work done remotely (from home) as they move onto a new sparse (social distance) office set up.
Packaging convinces our consumers about a product’s specifications and serves as a key communication tool for brand image. In fact, one could say that packaging acts like a sales person at the point of sale.
Given the staggering increase in the number of products that hit the shelves, the importance of packaging in product choices becomes all the more evident.
Why do employees sometimes put themselves at personal risk when they come to work? If we assess the task risks carefully, guard our equipment well, encourage work place order, provide the best Personal Protective Equipment available & train our colleagues properly, why might we still have accidents in the workplace?
We have an internal panel discussion called Yildiz Talks where we host valuable speakers from different disciplines at our HQ regularly.
At today’s Yildiz Talk, we had a very special guest who was introduced to our family first through my father 36 years ago, who added significant value to us in many ways: Dear Prof. Dr. Haluk Yavuzer.
Every year, on the third Thursday of November, Yildiz Holding celebrates Make Happy, Be Happy Day. It’s an important and meaningful day that honours the belief of my father, Sabri Ulker, who founded Ulker with my uncle in 1944, that “no matter where in the world people live, they have the right to a happy childhood”.
Entrepreneurship in our days doesn’t necessarily mean starting your own business. In fact, the meaning of entrepreneurship needs to be updated…the same goes for marketing as well.
Building pladis into a global biscuit and confectionery company by setting the foundations of a great company culture
Yesterday we celebrated the international launch of pladis with our employees all around the world.
I am a firm believer in instant rewards. Rewarding employees on the spot for positive behaviour or achievement of some kind can be a great way of acknowledging the extra mile they go to create added value to the business. Great effort deserves greater and instant gratification.
When nature strikes, businesses have to band together to do what they can to get on track. That means pulling together with employees and communities to, in our case, get our very much loved Carr’s Water Crackers back on shelves. Our Carlisle factory in the north is famous for producing Carr’s Water Crackers. Proud to say many’s favorites…
That is the name of the program we were recently participated with some of our top executive team to unlock our full potential. We were a dozen in the class behaving like in the school days, especially at the gym.
The aim of the program is to unlock the full potential of yourselves, so you can reach your utmost performance. Continous high performance is something we all are running after like olympic teams.
How to reach and keep that highest performance during the day and the whole life?
With our new company pladis, we are becoming a global company, and need to develop our employee strategies accordingly. There are a few important elements to this approach.
As a member of the Ülker family, I can say that GOYA has always been a part of our life. In 1968, my father took me to a european roundtrip, where we did not visit only famous city capitals, but also factories for packaging machinery and watches. Ever since then, no matter where I go, even for vacation, I always GOYA.
As i promised in my previous post, please see below “how we will succeed and why we will succeed”
We kicked off 2016 with a big wave of change. There are some major developments.
This past week we took a significant step on our journey towards becoming a global company. We combined our core biscuits, chocolate, cake and candy/gum businesses into a new company called “pladis.” This will bring together our Ulker, United Biscuits, Godiva, and Demet’s business units under one roof and allow us to provide many of our great brands (Godiva, McVities, Ulker) and products to consumers all around the world.