The Interactive Team Go Paintballing, Because, Well, It’s Fun!

At The Interactive Team, we’ve a whole bunch of different job roles – from sales, to marketing, to lead generation, to recruitment, to campaign management – the list is seemingly endless. Each position is unique and completely different to the next but there’s one thing that makes us all very much the same – we work hard. We’re not trying to brag but each person involved with The Interactive Team very much believes (and knows) that hard work pays off, and just how important a good work ethic is to progressing your career in industry.

With this in mind though, it’s vital not to burn out! When you love your jobs like we do, it’s easy enough to get caught up in projects you’re passionate about and in turn, allow yourself very little down time. This is a pretty dangerous practice in the business world. Of course, when you’re working, you’ve absolutely got to give it your all but you’ve certainly got to allow yourself a good break every now and again – a chance to let off steam and switch off.

As a business, our company culture means the world to us. We’ll always promote hard work and persistence, but alongside this, we’ll continue to endorse ‘switching off’ to recharge your batteries! So, what did we think was a great way to have fun, get together, recharge batteries and of course, include a smidge of healthy competition?

Yup. Paintballing.

The board of Directors, along with top performing team members from across the nation, got together for a weekend of fun, laughter and some pretty competitive gaming! Everyone got kitted up and enjoyed a great R&R retreat with an edge. Don’t believe us? Check us out….

12442855_10153521381502149_2110877992_n 12784262_10153521381552149_2112279774_n 12784706_10153521381362149_992123355_n 12788188_10153521381497149_695449989_n 12782189_10153521381237149_1523522626_n 12769477_10153521381597149_725810754_n 12782126_10153521381217149_1474235181_n  12053255_10153521381227149_1054820416_n 12767204_10153521381522149_1627625727_n 12767433_10153521381462149_965974670_n



“Company Culture? I’ve Got It In The Bag!” says Stacey Smith, our Head of HR/Recruitment

At The Interactive Team, we pride ourselves on being able to offer that little bit more to our team members who show promise and potential in their field. Stacey Smith – our Head of HR/Recruitment – joined our business at the very start and initially, with a small team in the Glasgow office, Stacey was involved with pretty small scale admin and recruitment based tasks.

Now, 3 years on, Stacey has progressed her career to the point at which she is now Head of the HR/Recruitment, with a team behind her whom she has hired and trained across the nation. The Interactive Team is a meritocratic business, meaning no one gets promoted on length of time they’ve been at the company, or wealth of experience, individuals are simply promoted on their own merit, which is exactly what’s happened to Stacey.

As we reach the end of 2015 and a profitable year for The Interactive Team, Stacey is taking our working lives to the next level by developing our company culture. She noticed a gap in the business when it came to introducing more initiatives as a means of rewarding and recognising the efforts of all employees. Since taking on her additional role in HR, Stacey has taken on the responsibility of enhancing our company culture.

When asked about this change, Stacey said: “Company culture? I’ve got this in the bag!” She knows exactly what we do, why we do it and what our team need and deserve. Since taking culture under her wing, we’ve seen more and more initiatives introduced, and the Marketing team have taken great pride in promoting life at The Interactive Team online!

The Interactive Team employees now get involved; in a staff night out every 6 weeks, rewards for certain roles have come in to play – for instance ‘recruiter of the month’, branded gifts to welcome new team members, and even ‘Fat Fridays’ are now enjoyed by all – a sweet end to the week we think!

Stacey continues to find new and exciting ways to improve our employee engagement and ensure that everyone is involved with new and existing initiatives. After all, at The Interactive Team, one of our biggest mottos is to ‘work hard and have fun’, and when it comes to our company culture, it seems Stacey has really hit the nail on the head!

When asked about her role within The Interactive Team, Stacey says; “this is only the beginning. I have a lot of responsibilities within the team, but I’ll always want to develop each one and continue to work my way up the career ladder. I want to be able to offer everyone an opportunity, and not just career wise. An opportunity to enjoy working life and be part of a ever-expanding team!” 

Well done on all your hard work so far Stacey, and we’re behind you all the way!