Ruchazie Housing Association improves Investors in People rating
Ruchazie Housing Association (RHA) has been awarded the Investors in People (IIP) Silver accreditation, leap-frogging its previous ‘developed’ award at the first attempt.
Investors in People silver accreditation acknowledges that Ruchazie has been awarded one of the highest levels of accreditation within the Investors in People framework and have leap-frogged the ‘Developed’ award at the first attempt, securing the coveted silver award.
The award recognises organisations that have a commitment to people development, with regular briefings, clear objectives and defined paths of development.
RHA director Janice Shields said the Association is justifiably proud of this achievement and is committed not only to maintaining the Silver standard but to exceed it in the future.
Ms Shields added: “We are delighted to have achieved Investors in People Silver accreditation, on our first assessment. This gives us a solid platform to continue to improve our commitment to investing in all of our people. We welcome the positive feedback and the impact we have in our staff, management committee and community, particularly in relationships with tenants and partners.
“I would like to thank everyone who took part in this assessment, including governing body members, whose hard work and dedication have been absolutely central to this great achievement despite the challenges faced in the last few years.”
The review was carried out by Lindsey Ferries, an independent specialist from Investors in People, who interviewed all employees to gauge their opinions on the social landlord as a place to work, from opportunities for development to pay and benefits.
Ms Ferries said: “I was delighted to meet the team at Ruchazie and this award is well deserved. Investors in People recognise organisations who are truly committed to their people, continuous improvement, and customer service. I was very impressed by the enthusiasm and dedication from the staff to support their Ruchazie community.”