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Halifax-based Southdale Group builds houses across the north of England and its 178 people feel their jobs are secure (81%). They are excited about the firm's future (82%) and feel it is working hard to protect the environment (78%). Health and safety is a high priority (93%) and staff don't feel their health is suffering due to work (85%). They would strongly recommend working at Southdale (84%).

Featured Workplace Factors

My Company

86% of staff agreed

I am excited about where this organisation is going

Southdale monitor their organisations impact on the environment by building code 3, 4 and 5 sustainable properties they are members of the Considerate Constructors scheme and work with local initiatives to reduce their carbon footprint. Waste management systems are implemented in all of their developments, as well as the recycling policy that is in place within all of their offices. Employees have also undertaken various challenges and activities in a bid to raise funds for local charities including a Golf day, the Three Peaks Challenge, the Great North Run, Virgin Vie parties, dress down days and coffee mornings, staff also have the opportunity to take time off to fulfil voluntary commitments and staff are encouraged to get involved with local voluntary organisations.

Personal Growth

93% of staff agreed

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

The company invest heavily in training and development for all members of the team from directors to site operatives. They are committed to offering career opportunities for people to come into the industry and a number of training programmes, including professional and technical, site management, apprenticeships, graduate placements and work experience. They have developed a coaching culture to ‘grow' the team and ‘unlock' their potential. Southdale would be prepared to consider any employees proposals in regards to their own personal development and where practicable implement them.

Leadership

77% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

Southdale monitor their organisations impact on the environment by building code 3, 4 and 5 sustainable properties they are members of the Considerate Constructors scheme and work with local initiatives to reduce their carbon footprint. Waste management systems are implemented in all of their developments, as well as the recycling policy that is in place within all of their offices. Employees have also undertaken various challenges and activities in a bid to raise funds for local charities including a Golf day, the Three Peaks Challenge, the Great North Run, Virgin Vie parties, dress down days and coffee mornings, staff also have the opportunity to take time off to fulfil voluntary commitments and staff are encouraged to get involved with local voluntary organisations.

Benefits

Pensions

Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%.

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