Greenfields Community Housing has achieved 11th place in The Sunday Times Top 100 list of Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For 2017 – climbing 45 places since 2013 and joining just four other housing associations in the top 11.
Where organisations are placed in the list is determined by employees’ responses to anonymous survey questions relating to leadership, management, team and personal growth. The research is conducted by Best Companies.
Greenfields has been recognised for taking good care of its employees, whether to improve health and wellbeing or increase professional satisfaction.
Greenfields’ employees gave a top-ranked score of 73% positive for the beneficial training they receive (just one other organisation of the same size did better), and 78% feel their job is good for personal growth. Lunchtime walks, hypnotherapy to stop smoking and a weight-loss programme, as well as many other activities, are offered to improve health and wellbeing and to build good relationships. Consequently, the vast majority of staff say their health doesn’t suffer due to work.
The results also mean that Greenfields has now been rated as a 3 star organisation, as it ‘truly excels and reflects extraordinary levels of workplace engagement.’
Phil Adams, Greenfields’ Chief Executive, is very proud to have a happy and satisfied workforce: “Our ambition is to improve lives – not only our residents’ but our employees, too. We know that if our staff members feel valued they strive to do their very best for our residents at all times, which increases both theirs’ and our customers’ satisfaction. The survey also highlights areas where we can further improve, which is something we always want to do.”