Investors in People Gold Award for Your Housing Group
Your Housing Group is celebrating earning a top award for its work in staff development and support after it retained Gold status accreditation from Investors in People (IIP).
The Gold award is the highest accolade that can be awarded by IIP, and the housing group joins just 7% of all IIP accredited organisations to currently hold Gold IIP status.
During their on-site assessment, staff were interviewed to evaluate the Group on important features of people management and development. IIP Specialists were satisfied that Your Housing Group not only met the IIP Standard but operated in a manner that was deserving of Gold status, with Specialists describing it as “an exceptional accreditation visit.”
Feedback highlighted how the Group had embedded its core values of passion, pride and creativity, and how these values have been embraced by staff at every level and connected to everything that they do.
The Group was also praised for its strong, passionate and dynamic leadership, which resulted in an effective culture and ‘can do’ focus from staff. There was also ‘excellent evidence’ of team work and a collegiate approach.
Brian Cronin, Chief Executive of Your Housing Group said:
“People are at the heart of Your Housing Group, and this accreditation reinforces the commitment we have shown in encouraging our staff to be the best that they can be, and helping them to live our values of passion, pride and creativity. What means even more is that the evaluation is based on positive recognition and feedback from our team.”
The IIP Gold accreditation was recently celebrated at Your Housing Group’s staff conference, with particular focus on recognising how staff have contributed towards the Group’s core values.
The conference also provided a platform for Your Housing Group’s inaugural GEM Awards (Going the Extra Mile), which recognised individuals who have gone over and above their daily roles. More than 140 nominations were received for the 12 awards, which were voted for by colleagues and customers.
Your Housing Group is one of the UK’s largest social housing providers with over 32,000 homes across the North West, Yorkshire and the Midlands. The group’s mission is “transforming your lives and your communities” and it achieves this by providing the people who live in its communities with a wide range of guidance and support services.
Congratulations from all the team at Investors in People North delivered by IDG!