Maryhill Housing Association gains Best Companies accreditation
Maryhill Housing Association has been given a ringing endorsement on how it engages its employees and supports them to excel after business improvement organisation Best Companies accredited the Association with ‘One To Watch’ status.
The accolade is even more remarkable as it is the first time the Association has applied for accreditation and 89 per cent of its employees completed the Best Companies survey online – well above the UK Best Companies average of 78 per cent for not-for-profit organisations.
Chief executive Lynn Wassell said: “We’re thrilled with this result which tells us we’re rising stars.
“We’ve all been working as a team to develop a culture at Maryhill Housing Association that we can be proud of - where we love coming to work and are passionate about what we do for our people and our communities.”
Jonathan Austin, CEO & founder of Best Companies, said: “I would like to congratulate Maryhill Housing Association on its outstanding achievement. Our role at Best Companies is to support and encourage organisations to be great workplaces for their employees.
“An engaged workforce means happier, healthier, more productive and committed employees, which is clearly good news for all. We are delighted to recognise Maryhill by awarding it One to Watch status in our accreditation standard.”
The Best Companies survey is challenging and tests companies on a range of factors including its leadership, team working, opportunity for personal growth and wellbeing.
There was an immediate community benefit to the Best Companies’ survey. For every employee who responded the Association donated £3 per completed survey. That added up to £246 which has been donated to the local Ruchill Furniture Project.
Lynn added: “The value of Best Companies is that it gives us a better understanding of what motivates and engages our employees. That helps us identify areas where we can improve and we can look at a wealth of information including best practice at other accredited companies.
“Our customers can be assured that Maryhill Housing Association will continue to strive for excellence in everything we do.”