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Time to reflect before setting out our new strategy

Time to reflect before setting out our new strategy

24 April 2019

Gill Payne, Executive Director of Public Impact at the National Housing Federation
Housing is in the spotlight. Even with Brexit dominating the national debate, housing cuts through in a way most other domestic challenges don’t. Affordability, quality, new homes, the tenant experience and the lasting impact housing has on poverty and life chances – these issues are only growing in importance.

Tagged with: Federation blog

Making the most of the Apprenticeship Levy

Making the most of the Apprenticeship Levy

11 April 2019

Mark Dawe, Chief Executive of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)
Two years on from the start of the Apprenticeship Levy and there is still confusion among large private and public sector employers about the obligations of the levy and how to make best use of it.

Tagged with: Employment and Skills, Guest blog,

Four lessons from a polar explorer about personal development and team leadership

Four lessons from a polar explorer about personal development and team leadership

27 March 2019

Antony Jinman is a polar explorer, team leader, founder and a speaker at the HR in Housing Conference and Exhibition 2019
Antony Jinman is most widely recognised for being the twelfth brit to have skied to the Geographic North Pole and ski solo to the Geographic South Pole. As a qualified International Mountain Leader, Antony leads teams in all manners of challenging environments. He is also the founder of LiketoBe, an online network for young people to achieve their career aspirations and for employers to create their optimum future workforce. Antony’s commitment to developing others has earned him an Honorary Doctorate in Education (Ed.D) from the University of the West of England.

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Help shape your new website

Help shape your new website

21 March 2019

Helen Jeffery is Digital Manager at the National Housing Federation
Last year we surveyed our members about our ambitions to revolutionise our digital services and develop a personalised housing hub. Now we need your help to turn that vision into reality.

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Six questions board members should ask when discussing digital strategy with their executives

Six questions board members should ask when discussing digital strategy with their executives

8 March 2019

Peter Lunio is a Non-Executive Director at EPIC Housing and a Business Partner at Insights with Purpose
As a housing association board member and a technology advisor, I’m often surprised by how digitally unsavvy board members can be. I know some organisations are creating new technology forums, building the expertise of their board members, and strengthening IT governance – all with the aim of allowing boards to guide management by asking the right questions about the impact of technology.

Tagged with: Employment and Skills, Guest blog,

Together with Tenants – we will listen completely to tenants’ and residents’ voices

Together with Tenants – we will listen completely to tenants’ and residents’ voices

7 March 2019

Jacqui McKinlay is Chief Executive of Centre for Public Scrutiny
Last Friday, we hosted an engagement session with around a dozen tenants in Liverpool as part of the ‘Together with Tenants’ consultation. For two hours we listened, answered questions, and received lots of healthy challenge on all aspects of the plan and the detail of the charter commitments.

Tagged with: Together with Tenants, Guest blog

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