We have been shortlisted for the Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce Employer of the Year Award 2019.

The Chamber of Commerce Employer of the Year Award showcases the achievements and outstanding performance of Staffordshire’s best businesses. The awards aim to bring together businesses from around the local area who are doing great things. Previous winners of the Chamber of Commerce Employer of the Year Award include, KMF Group (2017) and JHPS Gardens (2018).

Staffordshire Housing Group employs over 220 people across numerous locations in Staffordshire and has been running since 1985.

Last year we embarked on a significant piece of work to create and maintain a culture that betters both staff and customers lives. We made a commitment to listen, engage and seek influence from staff in order to shape the best future possible for the organisation.

This new approach involved; developing a new HR model which stopped seeing management and staff as a parent/child relationship, empowering staff to take control of their own learning and development, and also creating more coaching, online learning, and external training and qualification opportunities.

As a result of this, 96% of Staff would recommend SHG as a good place to work.

As Leah Newton, HR Assistant explains: “From the first day I stepped into my role, I felt completely at ease. With the bright modern offices, to the collaborative, welcoming atmosphere, the change just felt right.

From the support I have felt to achieve my goals within my role and personal life to feeling comfortable sharing my thoughts and ideas with others, Staffordshire Housing Group really is a great place to work and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of the team.”

We are delighted to have been one of the companies shortlisted for this year’s award, as chief executive Diane Lea explains: “We’re delighted to be shortlisted for Employer of the year! It’s a testimony to the great work everyone does here and the impact we have for our customers, staff and partners. It’s a privilege to lead such an amazing team.”

The winner will be awarded based on the quality of the company’s human resource and staff engagement strategy.

Entries are now closed and it is now up to the steering committee to select finalists for each category. Winners will be announced on 4th July 2019 at Staffordshire County Council Showground.

To find out how you can join Staffordshire Housing Group, go to: www.staffshousinggroup.org.uk/jobs/