Social landlords need the best staff to deal with the challenges facing the sector
The innovative approach being taken by landlords such as Incommunities and Walsall Housing Group towards mitigating the impact of imminent welfare reform is to be commended. These are good examples of precisely the sort of creative thinking which is required on a daily basis in social landlords, whether you are working on the front line or in the board room.
As our People special highlights this week, housing organisations are increasingly recognising they are only as good as their new recruits. As BBC One’s Neighbourhood Watched proved again last night, housing officers need to be able to think on their feet. But the Chartered Institute of Housing’s London branch is keen to demonstrate how original thinking is crucial to the top jobs in the profession as well. Its Executive Insight initiative should help inspire the next generation of housing leaders. With challenges such as welfare reform and development funding constantly evolving, the sector needs them more than ever.