CAN Drugs, Alcohol, Homelessness

http://www.can.org.uk

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INSPIRING PEOPLE TO make positive choices is the aim of staff at CAN, which provides a range of drug, alcohol and homelessness services. The agency in Northampton makes a difference in the world, say the 132 employees (an 86% positive score). Staff are among the least exhausted in our survey (57%, eighth on our small list). They also say their jobs are stimulating (80%). www.can.org.uk

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Giving Something Back

94% of staff agreed

My organisation makes a positive difference to the world we live in

By supporting people in making changes to the way they live their lives. This can be powerful and positive, not just for the individual concerned, but for their children, their families, their friends and their communities. CAN's Mission statement ‘Touching lives and changing futures by inspiring people to make positive choices' therefore creates a ripple effect that reaches far beyond their immediate remit to support people with drug, alcohol and homelessness problems.

My Company

90% of staff agreed

My work is an important part of my life

Individual supervision sessions are held with a line manager every 4-6 weeks where agenda items include a review of any work/personal issues affecting their work and identification of effective/ineffective competencies. Managers are explicit about what high performance looks like and focus on the results required from actions and tasks. They meet regularly with staff as a team to create a clear vision for their project area. They attend to individuals within the team, to ensure they understand their role in the performance of the organisation and feedback is provided regarding service level key performance indicator. They meet with their team regularly to share information and respond to staff questions and suggestions. They also take the time to relay information that could be confidential or impact in particular roles or individuals in the most sensitive way possible.

My Manager

87% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

CAN seek to enhance the wellbeing of their employees. Their Staff Support Service offers staff one to one counselling on a range of issues to support them in their personal and work life. Feedback from staff has been very positive about this service.

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Employees earning £35k+
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Long Service

Companies where at least 40% of the staff have worked there for more than five years.

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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