What are companies doing with regards to 'Leadership'

What affect will focus on the 'Leadership' factor have?

Leadership - How employees feel about the head of the organisation, senior management and the organisation's values and principles

Leadership has the biggest influence on how employees feel about the organisation.

Leaders need to create inspiring visions and provide clear direction to positively Impact the
My Company factor.

When it comes to
Wellbeing, no amount of free fruit or stress busting classes are going to address an imbalance. Employee Wellbeing is a by-product of the leadership and management culture.

If there’s pressure at the top of your organisation, it won’t take long to be felt throughout.

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Housing Associations


On the Abri intranet, there is a ‘Your Wellbeing’ button which provides colleagues with access to external support for mental, physical, social and financial wellbeing. Wellbeing support at Abri includes an employee assistance programme, occupational health, mental health training, compassion fatigue training, and information on financial wellbeing and healthy lifestyles through our reward platform ROAR.
Abri’s 5-year Achieving Together strategy was refreshed twice last year. First, for its new corporate priority for EDI and second, for the move towards a new regional model. The strategy was published to colleagues, along with its supporting functional strategies. This provides a golden thread between Abri’s goals and the work of its 2,000 colleagues.
Abri launched Housing Professional of the Future, a self-lead programme taking colleagues through a wide range of topics, such as understanding customers, housing policy, and managing a housing association. Colleagues have the opportunity to attend masterclasses by sector experts, sharing their knowledge and experience and giving them practical skills to deal with everyday challenges.
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Brunel Group

Brunel Group offers funding for work related courses, such as Chartered Institute of Insurance, Public Relations or Marketing. The company also encourage attendance at any CPD events relevant to the role allowing time off where required for these and offer a free online development zone for all employees via AVIVA.
The Group host three company-wide parties a year bringing colleagues together. Its annual ‘Company Day’ is the main event at which its senior managers provide an all-round overview of the business’ successes over the past year, areas of improvement and what our goals and objectives are for the coming year.
Every team member has access to the Employee Assistance Programme which enables colleagues to reach out for support regarding their financial, physical and mental wellbeing. The business has also funded the training of our Mental Health First Aiders with more staff being put forward for this.
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London & Partners

London and Partners holds quarterly Senior Leadership away days in order to review, evaluate, and map organisational priorities through the year. The individual SLT members are then equipped to communicate key messages to their teams. The organisation also holds monthly All Staff meetings as another channel to communicate with employees directly.

The organisations Living Well, Working Well ethos actively promotes home and remote working. Communicating well with colleagues is key to its success. There are 13 different channels of communication, from face to face through Yammer as well as traditional phone/e-mail channels.

London & Partners state their vision, mission and strategy in all of their core documents and reinforce them regularly.

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Construction & Engineering

M. Lambe Construction

Honest feedback is encouraged both to and from the manager, with timely and caring feedback given in person the only allowable type. The organisation has also employed a permanent head of communications whose sole remit is to develop better organisational clarity around information sharing, both internally and externally.
To ensure each project is delivered successfully, all full-time staff and subcontractors must be fully committed to the critical areas of their operations - health and safety, quality, and environmental management – to an ‘exceptional level’. To motivate staff, the organisation rewards each team member that excels in these areas with a £100 quarterly bonus.
Over the last few year, M. Lambe Construction has donated over £100,000 to charities, including £60,000 to Tabor House and £20,000 to The Lighthouse Club. The organisation has also invested more than £30,000 into supporting people who have faced homelessness, and helped them to get stable work via Standing Tall.
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To ensure that all colleagues have clarity on the organisation’s mission, vision, strategy, and values, Mane’s leadership team provides an annual update during an end of year presentation, as well as monthly 'wash-ups' to keep team members in the loop on performance, progress and plans.
Mane reviews employee performance based on value driven career pathways. The organisation also offers colleagues the chance to attend an all-expenses paid trip abroad (recent destinations include Las Vegas and New York), which is achieved by hitting an agreed financial target. The trip serves as a huge motivator for high performance.
Mane is a member of The Recruitment Network (TRN) which provides managers with the opportunity to network amongst others in the industry who will be able to share experiences, insights, and other perspectives. TRN also has some useful content around management development and support which the organisation’s current and Future Leaders can access.
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Housing Associations


Quarterly "Ask the Executive Leadership Team" sessions take place online so that staff can take part where ever they work — including sitting in a van between jobs. They give employees the chance to ask questions, share ideas or raise concerns. Pulse surveys via text and email ask staff how the organisation might improve.

Ongo have environmental practices in place such as a cycle to work scheme, encouraging the use of public transport, encouraging working from home, energy efficient IT and also making employees aware of the organisations energy consumption.

Supporting local communities is a key part of what the organisation is about. It is a regular aspect of Ongo's work, from "we care" days, when colleagues get out into the community, cleaning, painting or tidying an area, to the £1million invested in projects to improve communities in the past 12 months.
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Housing Associations

Wales & West Housing

Each Director is responsible for ensuring that the employee experience in their area is consistent with the organisational values - they meet regularly with all staff, not just their own direct reports, to ensure that employees understand the Group’s culture as well as having the chance to have their voices heard.
The Group’s graduate programme offers fixed term positions combining genuine experience in the role alongside appropriate study and support. It also offers a number of Trade Apprenticeships with Cambria, learning through experience of repairs and upgrades on homes including electrical works, gas and plumbing works and multi skilled repairs.
The Group supported over 50 community groups and projects in 2023. In North Wales it supported Rhyl Foodbank, in West Wales, Cardigan and Pembrokeshire Foodbank received funding to support their work in the community. In Mid Wales, Welshpool and District Foodbank received financial assistance to purchase more food supplies. In the South it supported AcePlace.
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Financial Services

DF Capital

DF Capital provides its employees with ample opportunities for growth and development. Over the past couple of years, the bank has invested an average of £1,337 per employee for development, offering access to a learning platform with over 16,000 online courses. The platform is actively used by 95% of its colleagues.
Managers at DF Capital are supported through leadership development programs, a suite of wellbeing services and tools, and real-time manager training sessions and briefings. This comprehensive strategy empowers managers, facilitating a supportive, trusting, and caring environment for their teams.
The leadership team at DF Capital upholds and promotes company values in daily operations and decision-making processes. They communicate these values consistently through team meetings and company announcements, fostering a positive and cohesive culture within the bank.
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Financial Services

Property Hub & Portfolio

The organisation offers an EAP provided through its Healthcare provider and healthy snacks are provided in the office along with sweet treats for those occasions when only a donut will do! It also has a dog friendly office which it finds has a great impact on office morale!
In addition to quarterly in-person whole group meetings, Portfolio and Property Hub’s CEO provides regular weekly updates through a group wide call. The organisation also has a longer monthly update call where all the department heads can update the whole business on where their focus is.
Portfolio and Property Hub runs a monthly Managers Breakfast where managers are able to learn new skills and techniques. Senior Leaders hold weekly meetings with managers and HR hold one-to-one meetings with all line managers monthly for a check in to identify where interventions may be needed to support emotional and mental wellbeing.
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Marketing & Media Agencies


Modo25 organises regular team building activities including quizzes, axe-throwing, junkyard golf, a food festival, and pumpkin carving at Halloween. The organisation also hosts Modofest annually, where teams get together to discuss the year’s performance, highlights, plans for the year ahead, and to give out awards that are voted for by the teams.
The organisation offers a range of growth and development opportunities including a Kickstarter scheme, apprenticeships, and a variety of online training programmes, including a SaaS marketing course which provides monthly training and mentoring. Third party experts also help to train teams on specific online tools.
Modo25’s values were agree during a company-wide workshop session. These words are on the walls of the office to remind colleagues what the organisation stands for and to encourage them to live by these words every day. Bi-monthly Operations meetings allows teams to share information, understand challenges, and ensure communication is as good as possible.
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