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Broadacres makes Sunday Times Top 100


Published by Neil Shaefer for Broadacres in Housing and also in Care and Support

Broadacres' Gail Hodgson and Brian Mayne receive the award Broadacres' Gail Hodgson and Brian Mayne receive the award

A Yorkshire housing association has discovered it is one of the top 40 companies to work for in the UK.

Earlier this year, Broadacres was named in The Sunday Times 100 best not-for-profit organisations to work for in 2014 for after achieving, at the first attempt, a Best Companies accreditation.

But at a ceremony in London recently it was revealed the organisation’s actual position on the list was 34th.

Gail Hodgson, Broadacres’ Human Resources Manager, said: “We were delighted to just make the top 100 list at the first attempt but to discover we are the 34th best not-for-profit organisation to work for was just unbelievable.

“Our rating was dependent upon on how highly staff scored us on various measures so to be so high up the list is very pleasing and demonstrates we are obviously doing something right.

“Our customers should also see this reflected in the service they receive.”

Broadacres, which employs 306 staff and provides a range of services to people living in over 5,600 of its properties across Yorkshire, was rated by Best Companies after an employee survey was undertaken.

The survey looked at the following eight key measures:-

• Leadership - How employees feel about the MD of Broadacres and its senior managers
• Wellbeing - How staff feel about the stress, pressure and the balance between their work and home duties
• Giving something back - How much Broadacres is thought by their staff to put back into society generally and the local community
• Personal growth - To what extent staff feel they are stretched and challenged by their job
• My manager - How staff feel towards their immediate boss and day-to-day managers
• My company – How people work feel about being an employee of Broadacres
• My team - How staff feel about their immediate colleagues
• Fair deal - How happy staff are with their pay and benefits



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