About Homes for Haringey

Our vision is to be an outstanding housing provider – one that our residents and partners are proud of. Formed in 2006, we’ve achieved a lot since we started including two positive Audit Commission inspections, renovation of over 6,000 homes, Investors in People Gold accreditation and being named the CIH’s ALMO of the Year in 2012. People are the key to our business and our work with the community has received national acclaim. In September 2013 we beat the BBC and the Royal Air Force to win a prestigious Race for Opportunity Future Workforce Award for our work with young people. We are passionate about our residents and put them at the heart of everything we do.

Facts & Figures

Industry Construction, Public Sector
Number of employees 700
Number of active countries 1

The Research

Certification is only awarded to the best employers around the world: companies that demonstrate the highest standards of employee offerings. The Top Employers Institute’s research assesses all critical areas of the Human Resources environment, certifying organisations that can demonstrate they are continuously optimising employee conditions and leading the way in the development of their people.

The employee offerings of Homes for Haringey

This is a selection of the Employee Offerings that this company offers to (some of) its employees.

Communication Channels

  • Formal sessions (e.g. one-to-one meetings between employee and manager)
  • Works councils
  • Suggestions box/email
  • Forums/blogs on Intranet
  • Employee surveys

Development Programmes

  • Graduate development programmes/traineeships
  • Internship programmes
  • Competency-based training programmes
  • Coaching programmes
  • Peer support programmes
  • Soft skill training programmes (e.g. feedback, time management, communication)
  • On-the-job training
  • Conferences/congresses/seminars (internal/external)
  • Workshops (internal/external)
  • Online training programmes (always available)
  • (Peer) coaching
  • Mentor groups
  • Mobile Learning
  • e-Learning (module)
  • Coaching
  • Simulations and learning games
  • Collaborative Learning Experiences (e.g. Action learning group/Team-based learning)


  • Salaries
  • Pension
  • Long-term incentives
  • Secondary benefits
  • Employee discounts on company services/products
  • Shift premiums
  • Loan/Loan Repayment

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Compressed working hours
  • Flexi-time working
  • Job sharing
  • Part-time working
  • Sabbatical/career break
  • Time off in lieu (TOIL)/Time-for-time
  • Telecommuting/working from home
  • Employer contribution for child care
  • Special leave for parents (above legal requirements)
  • Take your family/child to work day
  • Bringing a child to work (in emergency)

Networking Activities

  • Flexible workspace at the office
  • Seasonal social events
  • Special informal sessions with Executive Management
  • Sports events (e.g. sports day)

Onboarding Activities

  • Pre-Employment package (after contract is signed)
  • Step-by-step On-boarding programme (hard copy or online)
  • Employee handbook that specifies HR policy and regulations (hard copy or online)
  • Use of internal/external social media (networks) to chat with current employees
  • Meeting with HR to explain procedures
  • Check-in meetings at specific intervals
  • Meeting with manager regarding job role, tasks,expectations
  • A role-specific introductory training programme
  • A buddy is assigned to the new employee
  • A mentor is assigned to the new employee
  • Post-hire assessment
  • Announcement/introduction by management
  • A tour around the organisation
  • Meeting with CEO/Executive Management
  • (Social) Networking events for new employees
  • Team lunch/dinner
  • Induction course (covering the organisation’s mission,vision, values)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Safety policies and instructions

Career and succession management

  • Secondment
  • Training programme
  • Coaching
  • Special assignment

Secondary benefits

  • Laptop
  • Mobile phone
  • Bicycle scheme
  • Telephone allowance
  • Car/travel allowance

Well-being programs

  • Safety programme
  • Stress management
  • Time management
  • Ergonomic support
  • Health & Safety officer/manager
  • Personal support line
  • Employee debt support
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Programme)
  • Preventative Occupational Health programme
  • Confidential adviser
  • Maintaining salary level above legal requirements
  • Maintaining employee contractual rights above legal requirements
  • Occupational Health professional
  • On-site sports facilities
  • Fitness centre membership subsidy/reimbursement
  • Smoking cessation programme
  • Weight loss programme
  • Wellness programmes
  • On-site flu vaccinations
  • Religious and/or spiritual facilities (e.g. prayer room)
  • Nutritional information programmes