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Iain and Ronny always send out the "Weekly Brief" to all staff on a Friday. At the Communications Summit Coast and Country Housing asked employees what they like about the Weekly Brief and one of the main things was that they loved receiving it along with a have a good weekend message from the Leadership Team. Their CEO and Assistant CEO are also active on their social media style intranet Mypad. They comment on things going on around the business and also post on their blogs. Ronny often posts motivational pictures and cartoons.
Coast and Country Housing know that their people are their most important asset. They have a Health and Wellbeing focus group that meets regularly. The group have set up bike maintenance workshops so employees can have their bikes maintained and fixed. Also, the wellbeing group also suggested the Laughter yoga and Hypnosis sessions. These have been a great success with high take up. They support employees who take part in races, sporting activities. It is also acknowledged that focus on health and wellbeing and excellent customer service go hand in hand. People who are engaged in work are able to offer better quality service. As such Coast and Country Housing offer excellent opportunities for flexible working as they realise they are a huge help to people with children and those responsible for caring for others. They recently paved the way with their partnership with Carers Together. They are a local charity who seek to support Carers. Since this partnership was formed they have been able to support two Carers to remain in employment with Coast and Country Housing. This includes a year long sabbatical so the employee can take time to care for their disabled child. By supporting employees with a holistic approach Coast and Country Housing find the overall wellbeing of their workforce is vastly improved.
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20% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours
At least 40% of senior managers are women
NFP - Companies offering a minimum of 27 days annual leave
On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships
Full family cover
Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times
50% of employees with more than 5 years' service
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