Crown Simmons Housing has been recognised as an Inside Housing Innovation Index Top Employer for 2016.
The Top Employers list includes those housing organisations that outperform the UK norm – an average score from hundreds of UK organisations across all sectors. This year 45 organisations were recognised on the list. Crown Simmons was placed at number 17 (up 22 places from 39 last year).
The scheme highlights housing organisations with a caring, creative and can-do culture that supports innovation in the workplace. Results are based on staff responses to an in-depth survey carried out by Inside Housing magazine’s research partner Dolphin Index.
Paul Yates, chief executive of Crown Simmons said: “I am absolutely thrilled with this result. The last year has seen massive change for the sector and we have had to react and innovate. The result is testimony to the culture we are looking to create here – innovation is one of the 5 values that we use to underpin our work”.
Emma Maier, editor-in-chief of Inside Housing magazine said: “Housing providers are facing huge challenges and innovation is crucial to being successful in the future. The results of the 2016 Innovation Index highlight those that are serious about creating a culture that engages employees and supports them to innovate and the organisation to succeed.”
Mark Brown, chief executive of Dolphin Index, said: “We can give our tenants and employees a much better life. People can have much more enjoyable lives at work in ways that drive more successful organisations.”