Devon-based Teign Housing has claimed a spot as one of the UK’s top one per cent of employers, having secured Investor in People Platinum accreditation.
Achieving Platinum accreditation confirms that leaders and managers are applying exceptional practice that supports people to deliver organisational objectives at all levels of the organisation. The standard is tough to achieve, with less than one per cent of UK businesses reaching Platinum. Teign Housing is one of only 11 organisations in its sector in the UK to achieve this highest level.
As part of the process, around 90 employees were invited to completed a confidential online survey, with some staff then taking part in private one-to-one interviews to provide detailed feedback. Teign Housing scored above average in every area examined, when benchmarked against similar organisations in the sector.
More than 95 per cent of people replying to the online survey agreed that Teign managers believed it is important that people learn and develop their capabilities. Ninety per cent confirmed that they are developing their capability.
The assessor’s report highlighted that ‘people want to make a difference’ and that ‘the culture and processes of Teign Housing support people in doing this. Teign Housing’s strong team work was also praised.
The housing provider, which employees around 90 staff, had previously secured IIP Gold and Champion status when it was last assessed in October 2014.
Jo Reece, chief executive of Teign Housing, said: “I am delighted on behalf of all staff to announce that we have secured this prestigious accreditation. We pride ourselves on being an excellent employer, investing on average around £600 per year, per staff member, on training.
“The report captures the passion, leadership and skills that I have the pleasure of observing every day. Thank you to all the team who worked hard on providing the evidence and to all those who took time to give their views on what it’s like to work here.”
Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results.
Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Teign Housing, Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success. Teign Housing should be extremely proud of their achievement.”
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Note to Editors:
Teign Housing is a charity and registered social landlord that manages over 3,600 homes across South Devon, from Dartmoor National Park to the urban centres of Newton Abbot, Teignmouth and Dawlish. It is dedicated to providing high quality customer services and making the local area a better place to live by creating sustainable communities and working in partnership. Teign Housing is committed to promoting equality and diversity and is environmentally aware. Teign Housing was formed on the 4th February 2004, after residents voted for the transfer of Teignbridge District Council’s council homes.
About Investors in People
Investors in People is the Standard for people management. The international people management Standard defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results.
With a community of 14,000 organisations across 75 countries, successful accreditation against the Standard is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to sustained success.
Based on a tried and tested framework and a rigorous process of assessment, organisations that meet the Investors in People Standard proudly display their accreditation to the world because they understand that it’s people that make the difference.
Since 1991, the standard has evolved to keep pace with modern practices. The current sixth generation was launched internationally in 2015.
There are four levels of accreditation; Accredited, Silver, Gold and Platinum.