STRONG PERFORMANCE RATING FOR HOUSING HARTLEPOOL
Issued on behalf of and with the approval of Housing Hartlepool
CONTACT: Helen Logan on 01325 363436
Housing Hartlepool has been given a strong performance rating for its staff training and development following a rigourous assessment by external auditors.
The organisation has been awarded Investors in People (IIP) status.
The IIP audit concluded that “Housing Hartlepool’s performance against the Investors in People Standard is strong, especially given that this is a first time assessment and that the organisation itself has been in existence for less than five years”.
Areas highlighted for particular praise included:
• Involvement of a range of stakeholders in business planning;
• Effective use of key performance indicators;
• Corporate social responsibility being a cornerstone of its strategy and culture;
• Its equality and diversity strategy;
• Support for the work-life balance;
• Effective use of internal and external resources for learning and development;
• Recognition and celebration of learning achievements;
• People being clearly motivated to learn;
• Use of self review techniques, staff surveys and external benchmarking.
Kay Taylor, Housing Hartlepool’s Head of Human Resources, said: “We have secured the prestigious Investors in People accreditation following our training and personal development policies being measured against a rigorous national standard.
“Being given the opportunity to evaluate our current policies and practices against a recognised set of benchmarks has proved very useful.
“We can now use the IIP report as a tool for formulating future plans with the aim of further improving our staff training and development programmes.
“Being awarded the IIP quality mark also demonstrates Housing Hartlepool’s commitment to staff development to stakeholders and outside agencies.”
Housing Hartlepool is the largest housing association in Hartlepool.
It was set up in March 2004 to take over the ownership and management of the Council's rented housing stock following a positive ballot by tenants. It is a not for profit charitable organisation.
Housing Hartlepool is run by a voluntary board that consists of four tenant members, four council nominees and four independent people.
The company manages 7,000 properties throughout the Hartlepool area and surrounding villages. These range from five-bedroom family houses to flats for single people. In addition there is a wide range of bungalows and sheltered housing complexes for the elderly.
The housing service is provided from three neighbourhood-based offices.
For more information, go to: www.housinghartlepool.org.uk
Staff at Housing Hartlepool, which has recently celebrated its 5th birthday, celebrate its securing Investors in People status