AmicusHorizon Ltd

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MORE THAN HALF of the participants in AmicusHorizon's Shooting Stars management talent scheme were promoted in 2012. They expanded their horizons with an external coach, an internal mentor, a personal development allowance of £1,000 and the chance to be involved in an organisation-wide strategic project. The mid-sized, Croydon-based social housing provider, which manages more than 28,000 homes in the southeast, achieved a 73% positive score for its training. Employees agree there are unlimited opportunities to learn and grow within this organisation (63%). They also benefit from e-learning, knowledge sharing and job-shadowing. Employees feel that their managers regularly express appreciation when they do a good job (78%). This could take the form of chocolates, flowers, recognition at a one-to-one or team meeting or a nomination for the annual Superstars awards. The workforce believes its managers are excellent role models (70%). Each senior manager has taken up the top team's challenge to become a “culture tsar” and “infect all staff with positivity”. In-house leadership courses cover listening skills, teach managers to treasure complaints as useful learning experiences, and all teams are encouraged to give feedback. There's a friendly atmosphere at AmicusHorizon. Employees say their colleagues are fun to work with (80%) and that working in their team gives them a buzz (71%). The organisation is looking to further enhance inter-team relationships. For example, the housing team improved its knowledge of the process for re-letting empty properties by shadowing the technical inspectors and can now deal with queries more effectively.

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Giving Something Back

94% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

AmicusHorizon launched their new talent management programme – ‘Shooting Stars'. The scheme is designed to develop and challenge the organisation's best performing and high potential staff. They put the applicants through their paces at a high energy, challenging assessment centre and recruited the best performers to join the programme. Their Shooting Stars have access to a fantastic range of development activities, networking opportunities, and resources. They get an external coach and an internal mentor from the Executive Management Team. The Shooting Stars get priority on the organisation's Professional Qualification scheme, if there's a certificated programme they want to do. They also get a personal development allowance of £1000 to spend on training events, seminars or conferences of their choice. As if that isn't enough, they're involved in an organisation-wide and/or strategic project! This has exposed them to other areas of the business and more strategic thinking.

My Company

93% of staff agreed

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

AmicusHorizon state their people constantly challenge them as an organisation to rise to the occasion – and what better occasion to rise to than the London 2012 Olympics? Claire, a Customer Service Team Leader at the time, pitched ambitiously that the organisation should hold their very own AmicusHorizon Games. With her appointed panel, Claire raised internal and external funding to make her vision to life. And so the weekend of July 7/8 was a weekend of sporting highlights - the British Grand Prix, the Wimbledon finals, and their very own AmicusHorizon games! Everyone got into the spirit of the day, proving they've got healthy hearts and minds. The AmicusHorizon band provided the entertainment and BBQ refreshments kept everyone's strength up! Thanks went to everyone who attended the AH games and made it such a success – especially Claire. And incidentally, they have now promoted Claire to Customer Services Manager!

My Team

88% of staff agreed

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

AmicusHorizon state their people constantly challenge them as an organisation to rise to the occasion – and what better occasion to rise to than the London 2012 Olympics? Claire, a Customer Service Team Leader at the time, pitched ambitiously that the organisation should hold their very own AmicusHorizon Games. With her appointed panel, Claire raised internal and external funding to make her vision to life. And so the weekend of July 7/8 was a weekend of sporting highlights - the British Grand Prix, the Wimbledon finals, and their very own AmicusHorizon games! Everyone got into the spirit of the day, proving they've got healthy hearts and minds. The AmicusHorizon band provided the entertainment and BBQ refreshments kept everyone's strength up! Thanks went to everyone who attended the AH games and made it such a success – especially Claire. And incidentally, they have now promoted Claire to Customer Services Manager!

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Employees earning £35k+
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Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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