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Swan Housing Association is proud to announce they have been awarded Gold accreditation by Investors in People ("IIP") following an assessment by IIP which involved them speaking to a cross section of employees both face to face and over the phone to understand what employees enjoy about Swan and identifying any improvements that could be made. Swan were particularly pleased that this year over half their staff took part in the online assessment, which is above the international Investors in People guidelines and ensures the results are statistically significant.
The evaluation found that Swan plan carefully for the future by setting clear objectives for the business and ensure teams all understand how they can contribute. To celebrate this news, the People Team at Swan, who have been instrumental in shaping Swan's employee experience, shared gold chocolate coins with everyone across the organisation to thank them.
The assessment highlights how at Swan….
"Your values guide how people work and are understood and valued by people. Your social purpose continues to guide your ultimate shared outcome.
You're very good at including people from different groups in
decision making. You let people know what your plans are and
continue to ask them for their opinions and views.
You understand the importance of supporting people and managing their careers. The smart chats provide more opportunity to support performance, set targets and provide more regular feedback than the appraisal process they replaced.
A key theme of your people plan is to develop how you reward and recognise your staff"
Simon Allsop, the assessor, was also able to attend the launch of Swan's new health and wellbeing programme and the assessment recognised our commitment to integrating a 360 degree health and wellbeing people strategy.
Swan employees commented to the assessor:
'I think we all share the same culture and I believe in our
single social purpose - we know what the end goal is and that's
about creating excellent homes.'
'You don't find a lot of businesses you're happy to work for - we're lucky we're moving with the times. It's noticeable that they want to be the best they can be.'
Malcolm O'Brien - Executive Director Corporate Services at Swan
Housing Association added
We are truly committed to making Swan the best place to work, so we're delighted to have achieved 'Gold - Investors In People' status. This is a significant achievement and is, I believe, a true reflection of the culture at Swan and the work we continue to do to support our talented and committed staff."
Swan will continue their relationship with Investors in People and will meet every 12 months to let them know how they are continuing to develop and invest in their staff.
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