Best Workplace 2011 Top 25 Award
Recently at the Best Places to Work institute awards, sponsoredby the Herald and Times Group, Weslo Housing Management was delighted to be recognised as one of the top 25 best places to work in Scotland.
Mike Bruce, Weslo’s Chief Executive, gives us an insight into why the company has been recognised for this award:
“One of the main reasons Weslo is a great place to work is because while it has retained its roots in the community it serves, it can also connect to the national agenda and influence the wider housing environment.
Things like employing local contractors and local people where possible, making sure local suppliers get paid on time, and our Community Budget donation programme for local causes underpin the former and our commitment to engaging at a national level through consultation, conferences and media.
Above all though, I like to think of Weslo as a ‘people’ organisation. Every day, staff are out there connecting with our most important audience – the people who call a Weslo house a home”.
The award was made at a prestigious black-tie event, which took place on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at the Radisson Blu in Glasgow, and was attended by members of staff from all area’s of the business.
(Photograph courtesy of the Herald and Times Group)
Investors in People and Living Wage Accreditation
Weslo Housing Management have recently been presented with IIP Gold accreditation, the IIP Health & Wellbeing award and the Investors in Young People (IIYP) accreditation, making us the first organisation in Scotland to achieve all three awards.
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Achieving the IIP Gold accreditation puts us in the top seven per cent of all IIP accredited organisations in the UK.
The Health & Wellbeing award illustrates that Welso takes measures to maintain good employee health and the IIYP award demonstrates the organisation’s desire to continually recruit, develop and retain young people.
Weslo Chief Executive Mike Bruce, also said: “We are delighted to be the first company in Scotland to receive all three awards, it is a great achievement which is a testament to the work of our team. We are wholeheartedly committed to our people and look forward to working closely with IIP to ensure continuous improvement.”
Chief Executive of Investors in People Scotland, Peter Russian said “By becoming the first organisation to accomplish all three awards is a real mark of the high esteem in which Weslo holds its people. This represents a true commitment to employees and demonstrates a solid foundation of good practice which remains challenging and aspirational for many organisations. Weslo is one of the first dozen organisations in Scotland to achieve the IIYP accreditation. Its dedication to the employment and development of young people cannot be understated.”
We have also just recently received the Living Wage Accreditation. Over 1000 organisations across the UK are accredited Living Wage Employers, with Weslo being one of only just over 200 Living Wage Employers in Scotland.