We have been recognised with the Healthy Working Lives Award for over 10 years which has provided a structure to support workers towards a healthier life by providing up to date information on current health topics and planning activities which help our workers focus on healthy choices. The importance of health and wellbeing of our workforce is recognised by our managers and promoted throughout our services.
Over the past few years we have seen a reduction in staff absence year on year. This may be attributed to a focus on health, safety and wellbeing needs in the workplace.
The organisational percentage rate of absence from April 2015 to March 2016 was 2.88%. This is significantly lower than the non-profit sector rate of 4% reported in the Absence Management Annual Survey report 2015, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and Simply Health.
We have retained our Investors in People Award for over 15 years, ensuring that we have what it takes to lead, support and manage our workforce for sustainable results.
Our Investors in People 2016 report characterised us as being:
“A small organisation with a big presence”
We were also praised on our very strong open culture based on trust, team working and support.
This supports the various projects well and acts as a strong bond among individual projects, the CEO and central support team.
These comments reflect our values and ethos and we are pleased that this has been evidenced through the rigorous assessment process.
The pride that our workforce has in their services is evidenced by our high retention rates and the comments by the Assessor underpin these feelings.
People have a very strong sense of pride in the organisation and what it has achieved as a whole.
At project level people demonstrate a strong sense of ownership and commitment to the services along with a willingness to explore new ways of supporting their families.
The organisation is now moving forward to meet the challenge of Investors in People Generation 6 and exploring the new Standard for Board performance.
“The support you give managers and people to learn and develop remains strong with everyone
explaining what their development plans are for the future – either in terms of the courses they are
due to attend or the work they will be taking on that is “new for me”.
- Investors in People 2016 report