The SLH Group Is celebrating after it was named number one in the elite ‘Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Company to Work For’ list for the third year running
We received the accolade at a glittering awards ceremony in London on Wednesday 24 February, after employees took part in an independent national survey by Best Companies which measures employee engagement.
We took the top spot in all eight key factors used in the survey, the only company to achieve this across the 2016 lists.
Employees certainly had a lot of positive things to say about the company they work for. 94% believe that they can make a valuable contribution to the Group’s success and the majority (91%) feel that they have a good work/life balance.
Julie Fadden, Chief Executive of The SLH Group is delighted with the result “We are absolutely over the moon to win this accolade for the third year running. It’s been a very difficult year for the housing sector and we’ve had to respond with some tough decisions to make sure that we can continue to deliver the best possible services for tenants. So to take the top spot again under these circumstances really makes this achievement all the more special.
“The reason we enter the Best Companies survey each year is to gauge if there are any areas of employee engagement we need to improve on so that we can create a working environment where people can thrive and continue to deliver an excellent service,” says Julie.
Employees, who get a day off on their birthday, can take advantage of a relaxing space that’s been created for them to use during their lunchtimes and after work. Here, staff can play pool, table tennis or take part in yoga and pilates classes. The space also benefits local people like the community choir who use it for their practice sessions.
And to add to their success, Chief Executive Julie Fadden, scooped the Best Leader title on the night too. Julie has been at the helm of the organisation for 11 years, and employees have nothing but praise for her leadership style.
“Julie is one of those people who leave a lasting impression on you,” said Customer Services Advisor Diane Round, “It’s not been an easy time for the housing sector but Julie keeps us motivated with her passion for the people we serve and we all appreciate her openness and honesty.”
94% of employees agree that she runs the business on sound moral principles with the majority of colleagues (93%) saying that she inspires them. Just recently Julie has launched an Accelerating Programme for employees who want to progress their career which includes regular mentoring sessions from Julie.