United House Group

http://www.unitedhouse.net

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My Team

73% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

As an organisation, they address the work/life balance through discouraging a long hour's culture. Individuals who work outside of core hours have their hours monitored through site sheets and worked time is added to the HR system. Worked time is unpaid, and then allocated as paid lieu time. To support wellbeing they have an Active Campaign which received recognition at the Construction News Quality Awards 2009. This is a promotion of Health & Safety within the business and it ensures they take their responsibilities at all levels and with all roles seriously. They include families whenever they can, specific examples would be the Dinner & Dancel, Ascot tickets available to family and friends and the Christmas Children's Party which is inclusive of children and grandchildren.

My Company

80% of staff agreed

I have confidence in the leadership skills of the senior management team

There are various events held to enable teams to socialise and have fun outside of the office. This includes the Christmas Dinner and Dance in the West End in 2008 which was a fantastic event and built on the previous events but at a new venue due to the growth in their employees. Every year they also invite staff and their families to attend Ascot races and interested employees are given free tickets for the premier which includes car parking tickets. As the majority of their work is contract based the teams have milestone celebrations, for example on their Islington contract they had a fantastic celebration event for all individuals involved both from the site and the office.

Leadership

74% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

They employ a full time and dedicated Environmental Manager to instigate and drive through new initiatives within the business. Part of that role is to develop a strategy for the company to pursue its sustainability goals and set stretching targets which build upon the annual environmental objectives and targets. They monitor their waste across the whole business. At their offices they monitor electricity, gas and water consumption. They carry out environmental surveys and also have Green House which is an internal green newsletter which is sent to staff via email to promote environmental initiatives, performance and to advise them of the impact of new legislation. At their Head Office they have provided a small waste recycling facility for their staff to utilise, this facility allows for the collection of cardboard, plastic packaging, paper, glass bottles and tetra pack cartons. They also give to charity and match the sponsorship on activities undertaken by the staff.

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Holidays

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