Adviza

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http://www.adviza.org.uk

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BIRTHDAY LEAVE WAS introduced this year to thank staff at the Berkshire charity during a tough time. Financial cuts at the careers adviser meant a 28% reduction in personnel and the loss of both Buckinghamshire premises. The 175-strong workforce say colleagues go out of their way to help them, resulting in an 85% positive score and a ranking of ninth on our small NFP list. The charity is run by chief executive Katharine Horler on sound moral principles (85%), which include championing equality and treating everyone with respect. www.adviza.org.uk

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Giving Something Back

96% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

The CEO delivers a session on the Adviza Vision and Values at all inductions for new staff. She also telephones five staff each week to find out how they are getting on in their job and listens to any feedback about the organisation. She even sends emails, cards and notes to thank staff for excellent work that demonstrates the organisational values. The CEO and Chair did a roadshow for staff to launch the Adviza five Year Strategic Plan. Other senior staff ensure that they are visible and accessible to all staff. They are very approachable and staff feel able to contact them directly at any time. The CEO and Senior Managers also have a positive relationship with the relevant Trades Union, working with them informally to identify particular issues and consulting through the appropriate committee structure when appropriate.

My Team

92% of staff agreed

People in my team go out of their way to help me

Adviza are currently fundraising for Help for Harry, who is the son of an employee who has Duchene's Muscular Dystrophy. The family need adaptations made to the home to help Harry live there comfortably, so the company have undertaken a number of activities to support this fundraising. Towards the end of 2015 Adviza also set up 'Against the Grain', a furniture upcycling social enterprise to support young people who are NEET. These young people have very limited opportunities for progression and due to low academic achievement and limited basic skills are unable to find work. The organisation's social enterprise employs them on a traineeship where they learn carpentry, upholstery, painting and sewing skills in order to produce beautifully restored furniture. Furthermore, Adviza have recently recruited two prisoners to join their staff team. Whilst finishing their sentence they are working with the organisation on providing support to their fellow prisoners on opportunities for training within the prison, as well as employment and training post release.

My Company

89% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

The CEO delivers a session on the Adviza Vision and Values at all inductions for new staff. She also telephones five staff each week to find out how they are getting on in their job and listens to any feedback about the organisation. She even sends emails, cards and notes to thank staff for excellent work that demonstrates the organisational values. The CEO and Chair did a roadshow for staff to launch the Adviza five Year Strategic Plan. Other senior staff ensure that they are visible and accessible to all staff. They are very approachable and staff feel able to contact them directly at any time. The CEO and Senior Managers also have a positive relationship with the relevant Trades Union, working with them informally to identify particular issues and consulting through the appropriate committee structure when appropriate.

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Employees earning £35k+
Employee turnover (voluntary)

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Holidays

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Pensions

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Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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