HOUSING PARTNERS are a thriving and growing business that develops software solutions for social housing provider organisations. As part of this growth the company have recently recruited more staff.
BDM adviser, Ian White, arranged a visit to the company to carry out a Training Needs Analysis (TNA), which is the first step in the SSW programme. The TNA helps companies to review where they have skills requirements to support their business plan.
Ian worked closely with Housing Partners senior management team and helped them to set out a bespoke management training strategy with a particular emphasis on developing their team leaders who play a vital role in the company. Their core complement of team leaders have already completed a Level 2 unit focusing on skills of leading a team, developing a work team and effective team member skills - all made possible through the support of BDM and the SSW programme.
Dawn Churchley, Head of HR and Talent Development at Housing Partners said “this initiative came at exactly the right time for us as we expand which puts an increasing emphasis on ensuring a robust team ethos with everybody pulling in the same direction. Our team leaders are a critical part of this process and following their recent training we are looking to progress them all onto a Level 3 course to enhance their team working skills even further.The process of undertaking a Training Needs Analysis with BDM was also a really valuable process and I would recommend this initiative to any business who need to develop their management capability.”