A key element of the staff induction process is a meeting with Roy Williams, the Chief Executive of One Vision Housing. Every new starters meets with Roy and this helps to establish the culture within One Vision Housing which is open and aimed at making people feel valued from day one. Another distinctive thing about Roy is how front-facing he is. He holds regular staff briefings in which he will address all staff and update them on key information from across the business. Roy is extremely personable and approachable and there is no feeling of elitism. Roy is also careful to ensure that there is no feeling of hierarchy when it comes to him and his senior management team. He chairs the Staff Group where employees are trusted to make decisions which have an impact on the rest of the organisation. More than anything, Roy is extremely passionate about what he does. When he says that he has some of the most talented staff in the sector, staff believe it. Staff feed off his enthuiasm, trust him for his guidance and admire his candidness.
Managers implement their team action plans to support the achievement of the company goals and have team away days to set the direction of the team. Each individual in the company has actions that link to the Corporate Plan and Service Delivery plans, encouarging them to take responsibility for the achievement of these goals.
One Vision has always held the development of its employees of the utmost importance and has seen the business benefits of providing learning and development opportunities. Now they are taking things one step further and have launched an official Talent Development Programme. The programme aims to build high performance across the business, as well as identifying potential employees to fill future roles across the group. The programme incorporates all the opportunities they currently offer, such as job shadowing, attendance at conferences and funding for professional qualifications but there is also the opportunity to complete a Chartered Management Course as well as receiving a personal mentor and a personal development plan.
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At least 33% of senior managers are women
Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave
On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships
10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours
On-site nursery or vouchers
At least 10 weeks' leave on full pay
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Under 35 to Over 55 Ratio: