Engaging employees equals success
Published by 792 for Housing 21 in Housing and also in Health
Social enterprise, Housing 21, a leading provider of care, health and housing services for older people, has been presented with a nationally recognised award.
Housing 21 was awarded the Investors in People Standard for staff development and training, and joins more than 22,000 ambitious organisations in the UK that are recognised against the Investors in People framework.
Originally created to help businesses recover after the recession of the 1980s, the national quality standard is equally as relevant today. Awarded to well-run organisations which demonstrate good management practice with a high emphasis on best practice people management and development, the standard encourages growth, profitability and efficiency.
Pushpa Raguvaran, Chief Executive of Housing 21, which has just over 7,500 employees, said: “We are delighted to receive Investors in People accreditation. At Housing 21 we have long recognised that our people are the backbone of the organisation and are proud of our track record in the development and training of skilled and motivated staff. Achieving IIP is not only recognition for the effective processes that we already have in place but is also an important focus for our continual improvement.”
Research shows that organisations of any type and size that adopt a comprehensive approach to people development perform better than those without, indicated by higher gross profits per employee, higher profit margins and higher productivity. Companies that have achieved the Investors in People Standard also have higher levels of trust, co-operation and commitment than their competitors.
John Telfer, Managing Director of Inspiring Business Performance Ltd (IBP), the Investors in People Centre for London and the South of England, said: “This award is a celebration of both management and staff learning from each other and collaborating together to create an efficient and enjoyable working environment. I look forward to hearing about further success and award recognition from Housing 21 in the future.”
To find out more about IBP and the benefits of Investors in People, visit www.inspiringbusinessperformance.co.uk, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 612 3098.