Anchor

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RESIDENTS OF THE 1,100 properties for the elderly run by Anchor are uploading selfies of themselves with their carers to Instagram to encourage recruitment into the profession. The Bradford-based operation builds, leases and manages rental properties and care homes across England. An average wage of £17,160 belies the fact that 4,406 of the 7,138 employees work part-time, with 80% of the overall total on staggered hours. People here don't consider their job interferes with their domestic responsibilities, a 67% positive score, first among big not-for-profits in our list. Staff are convinced they can make a valuable contribution to its success (78%) and say their health doesn't suffer because of work (69%). www.anchor.org.uk

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My Company

81% of staff agreed

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

Anchor's Leadership Development Programme is well embedded. The organisation also offers tailored leadership solutions consisting of bespoke training. Based on training needs analysis this includes a review of the people profiler, performance management data and conversations with Senior Leadership Team members and business partners. Performance management is based on formal reviews twice a year which are supported with monthly updates. Anchor have also developed simple and fit for purpose tools and processes for Care, Housing and Support Services. Talent review is currently focused in the Leadership Team and Support Service roles including district, home and care Managers. Calibration activity in functional teams has been led by HR to help increase consistency in performance rating application and to identify potential stars and/or successors for the future.

My Team

79% of staff agreed

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

Anchor's Leadership Development Programme is well embedded. The organisation also offers tailored leadership solutions consisting of bespoke training. Based on training needs analysis this includes a review of the people profiler, performance management data and conversations with Senior Leadership Team members and business partners. Performance management is based on formal reviews twice a year which are supported with monthly updates. Anchor have also developed simple and fit for purpose tools and processes for Care, Housing and Support Services. Talent review is currently focused in the Leadership Team and Support Service roles including district, home and care Managers. Calibration activity in functional teams has been led by HR to help increase consistency in performance rating application and to identify potential stars and/or successors for the future.

Personal Growth

74% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

Anchor's Leadership Development Programme is well embedded. The organisation also offers tailored leadership solutions consisting of bespoke training. Based on training needs analysis this includes a review of the people profiler, performance management data and conversations with Senior Leadership Team members and business partners. Performance management is based on formal reviews twice a year which are supported with monthly updates. Anchor have also developed simple and fit for purpose tools and processes for Care, Housing and Support Services. Talent review is currently focused in the Leadership Team and Support Service roles including district, home and care Managers. Calibration activity in functional teams has been led by HR to help increase consistency in performance rating application and to identify potential stars and/or successors for the future.

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Employees earning £35k+
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Maternity

Companies offering at least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative.

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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