Glasgow Housing Association Ltd

http://www.gha.org.uk

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BETTER HOMES, BETTER lives, a better Glasgow — this is the vision of Scotland's biggest social landlord, and its 1,644 employees give job security a 72% positive score. The association works for some 45,000 tenants and provides services to 25,000 homeowners. Neighbourhood-based wardens are paid almost £23,000. Staff are happy with their pay and benefits (71%) and feel they get a Fair Deal (65%, a top 10 score among mid-sized bodies). www.gha.org.uk

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My Company

88% of staff agreed

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

Winning the Scottish Award for Business Excellence, Scotland's top business award, was a tremendous achievement for GHA in 2011. The Chief Executive was keen to show all staff his recognition of their hard work that made this happen. He wrote to all staff and personally thanked them for their hard work, passion and commitment and he decided to reward staff with an extra day's holiday. His personal address and the extra day off made every member of staff feel their part in the organisation was recognised right from the top.

My Team

84% of staff agreed

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

GHA knows face-to-face communication is the best way to get staff involved. During periods of change or when new initiatives are launching, the Chief Executive Martin Armstrong takes time out to go round local offices having face-to-face meetings with staff. He talks to them in an honest, open and inspirational way, challenging staff to give their views and listening to their feedback. Teamtalk, their internal communications strategy, ensures information is cascaded to every member of staff to facilitate team discussion sessions and staff are encouraged to give feedback to managers. They have a strong culture of listening to feedback from all surveys and external assessments, celebrating successes and putting in place improvement plans to address all issues highlighted. Their journey to deliver excellent services for their customers has been hugely influenced by survey feedback and external assessment. Staff are involved in shaping the improvements they put in place, through their teams and in joint forums.

Leadership

85% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

Winning the Scottish Award for Business Excellence, Scotland's top business award, was a tremendous achievement for GHA in 2011. The Chief Executive was keen to show all staff his recognition of their hard work that made this happen. He wrote to all staff and personally thanked them for their hard work, passion and commitment and he decided to reward staff with an extra day's holiday. His personal address and the extra day off made every member of staff feel their part in the organisation was recognised right from the top.

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