IIP silver award for housing association
Published by Neil Shaefer for Railway Housing Association in Housing and also in Communities
A housing association has joined the one per cent of companies in the UK who have achieved the Investors in People (IIP) silver standard.
Railway Housing Association has had the bronze IIP standard since 2011, which resulted in it having to meet 65 criteria related to the management of employees.
However in successfully now also achieving the silver standard it has met an additional 76 criteria relating to areas such as effective leadership, corporate social responsibility and learning and development.
In her report IIP Assessor Jennifer Reeves complimented the Association on the way it involves residents and engages them in decision making processes.
She concluded: “The standard of best practice and the commitment and loyalty of the workforce is remarkable, so the silver standard is well deserved.”
Anne Rowlands, Chief Executive of Railway Housing Association, said: “This is a major achievement for us, putting us among only one per cent of companies in the UK who successfully achieve the silver standard.
“It says a lot about the quality of the staff team we have here and this award is testament to their hard work and dedication. It doesn’t stop here though, because now we are determined to go for gold!”
Areas highlighted for enabling the Association to see accreditation for the gold standard in the future included developing a formal strategy for corporate social responsibility and work life balance, and implementing a regular training needs analysis.