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Salix Homes strikes Gold in Investors in People Awards

29 June, 2021

Salix Homes has been recognised amongst the top employers in the UK.

We have been unveiled as one of the Top 20 Gold organisations in the Investors in People Awards in recognition of the way we develop, support and motivate our workforce.

The prestigious accreditation means we're now in the running for Investors in People UK Employer of the Year Award, and the shortlist will be announced in September.

Sarah Henderson, director of Business Services at Salix Homes, said: “Achieving the Gold Standard is an amazing achievement, particularly in the midst of the challenges we have faced with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

“We’re incredibly proud of this accolade and we look forward to building on the solid foundation it has set within our organisation as we push on with our plans to continuously improve experiences for both our employees and our customers.

“Our employees are at the heart of our business and should be proud of all they have achieved. It’s thanks to the skills, commitment and dedication of our workforce that we’ve been able to continue to deliver a high standard of housing services for our customers during the challenges of the pandemic.”

The award comes following a rigorous assessment process by Investors in People – a framework which sets the standard for people management. The Gold standard is only given to those that are able to demonstrate a degree of excellence in the way they develop and support their staff.

As part of Salix Homes’ ongoing commitment to supporting our workforce, we have also this month pledged our support to the Greater Manchester Employment Charter – a GM-wide initiative that aims to help employers grow and succeed through improved employment standards and increasing opportunities for employees.

We are a proud supporter of the Charter, which cements our commitment to making a difference in the lives of our employees by elevating employment standards in the key characteristics covered in the Charter, which are: secure work, flexible work, real living wage, excellent people management, workplace engagement and voice, excellent recruitment and progression, and a healthy and productive workplace.