2016 Annual Report

Working for the Association

Mid-Wales Housing Association aims to ensure the recruitment, development and retention of the best calibre of employees.

Employees are committed to the vision and values of the Association and understand the contribution their role makes to the Association’s goals and objectives.

Employees value the flexible working options available and the provision of learning and development opportunities.

We also like to have some fun!

 

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Andrea Williams

Human Resources Manager

Investors in People – Bronze Award

In August 2015, Mid-Wales Housing Association was awarded Investors in People – Bronze accreditation. The Investors in People framework sets out outcomes that represent good practice in the way people are led, managed and developed.

There are three core principles that the framework focuses on; Plan, Do and Review. The feedback from the Investors in People assessment will help the Association to identify solutions to meet future challenges and enable us to motivate employees to continually improve performance.

In the future, the Association will seek to improve on the accreditation level against the reviewed framework, under which the focus will be on Leading and Inspiring People, Living the Organisation Values and Empowering and Involving.

Welsh in the Workplace Prize 2015

In recognition of the work the Association is doing to promote the Welsh language, we were awarded the Welsh in the Workplace prize 2015. The award was presented at a special ceremony at Aberystwyth University.

The prize, supported by Aberystwyth University, Welsh for Adults and Welsh Government, is awarded to employers who support their employees to learn Welsh on Welsh for Adults courses in Mid-Wales.

During 2015-16, the Association supported employees by providing Welsh lessons in the work place and funding evening classes and external day courses. Employees are encouraged to use the Welsh language on a day-to-day basis within the office and particularly on designated Welsh days, when the Welsh language and Welsh culture are promoted and celebrated.

Group Away Day 

In September 2015, employees of Mid-Wales Housing Association and Care & Repair in Powys got together to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Mid-Wales Housing Association and the 25th Anniversary of Care & Repair in Powys.

The annual away day is an opportunity for colleagues to work together in teams and this year each team was challenged with depicting a decade from the 1970s up to the present day.

As well as reflecting on and celebrating the past, the day looked forward to the group’s future, focussing on values, culture and the customer experience.

The aim of the away day is to focus on a key business priority but also have some fun. This year the fun element was an inflatable assault course, with teams competing in a knockout competition to decide the winners!

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