The human resources test Video
How do providers ensure they have the workforce to cope with rent cuts, welfare reform and Brexit? We spoke to human resources professionals and carried out our first HR survey to find out. Simon Brandon reports
Three-quarters of social landlords will be implementing a “major change programme” such as a merger, restructure or overhaul of IT systems over the next year, an exclusive Inside Housing survey shows.
The political vacuum in Stormont will continue to hamper the best efforts of housing associations, says Jennie Donald of NIFHA
Social landlords celebrated their achievements on Wednesday night at the annual UK Housing Awards, organised by Inside Housing and the Chartered Institute of Housing.
As Welsh housing figures attend Tai 2017, Sarah Harris of Community Housing Cymru highlights a number of innovations from its members which could inspire associations in other parts of the UK
The Chartered Institute of Housing is launching a new research project looking at the relationship between councils and associations. Faye Greaves explains more
It’s important to have clear lines of communication with staff when undertaking any business restructuring, says John Craggs of Gentoo Group
The Chartered Institute of Housing’s South East secretary and a respected housing academic has died aged 62.
In the midst of Brexit negotiations the next government will have to rely on housing associations to deliver desperately needed affordable homes, says David Montague
With perceptions of housing associations still not quite matching the reality, there’s a need for landlords to embrace openness, says Amanda Davies
The Chartered Institute of Housing has set up an advisory group of young professionals in a bid to make the sector a more attractive place to work. Steve Hayes explains more
Inside Housing and recruitment consultancy Hays’ annual salary survey found high levels of dissatisfaction among housing sector employees. Gavriel Hollander finds out why
Dissatisfaction is growing among workers in the social housing sector despite pay increases, according to an exclusive Inside Housing survey.
Sinead Butters reflects on 18 months as chair of Placeshapers
Don’t underestimate the opportunities T-levels can offer for forward-looking housing providers, says New Charter Group’s Karyn Kay
Price controls often fail to achieve their objectives and hit supply, argues Home Group’s Mark Henderson
Associations need to think about their brand, says Mark Sebba, chair of Hyde Group and former chief executive of fashion brand Net-a-Porter
Apprenticeships can help housing organisations meet the crucial challenge of bringing new talent into the sector, argues Alice Smith
Housing associations and other house builders will soon start paying a new national apprenticeship levy. Tim Clark finds out whether they’re ready for the change
Policies such as T-levels and new apprenticeship standards are a great opportunity for the sector, says Vanessa Howell of the Chartered Institute of Housing
Hyde Group’s Chris Irons explains why he is looking to recruit apprentices to his team
A housing association consortium has changed its new framework after struggling to receive tenders for smaller schemes. Nigel Wilson of JV North explains more
Housing associations are held in high esteem by their peers but refusal to address wider perceptions spells danger, says Stuart Ropke
A hardening of public attitudes towards migrants and refugees has prompted Arhag Housing Association to widen its range of services. Chief executive Cedric Boston explains more
The sector needs effective leadership to step up to the challenge of improving the housing market, says Ann Santry
There are a multitude of opportunities for housing associations to make a real difference in Scotland, says Mary Taylor
The gender disparity between men and women working in housing is still a major issue, says Geeta Nanda
International Women’s Day is a timely reminder of why the housing sector needs more women at the top, says Joanna Vaughan of Family Mosaic
A recent court case means social housing providers need to be more careful about how they go about recovering overpayments, says Theresa Mohammed of Trowers & Hamlins
As the sector continues to grow, it is important we retain the energy and drive of our founders, says David Montague
Dated perceptions of construction need to be changed to enable more women to work in the industry, says Dave Sheridan of Keepmoat
Housing associations are working on a new methodology for calculating individual pension deficits, which could prevent them having to stump up millions in actuary fees.
Clarion chair Sir Robin Young has announced his intention to stand down from the organisation at the start of April.
The Housing Ombudsman has announced she is leaving the role to take over at the helm of a small, specialist housing association in London.
We must strive to think more about the wider role that social housing plays in improving people’s lives, says David Orr
The deadline to enter Inside Housing’s Rising Stars competition has been extended.
Staff at Clarion Housing Group will be denied full sick pay for the first three days of any illness under new contracts at the giant housing group.
Apprenticeships and skills training can provide a vital leg-up for those most in need, says Martin Armstrong
Ruth Cooke explains how an innovative employee engagement programme is encouraging positive change throughout her organisation
Symphony has recruited directors with experience of working for private firms, including G4S and Capita. Chief executive Bronwen Rapley explains why.
A London housing association has appointed a former director of homelessness services as its interim chief executive.
Our annual competition to crown the sector’s Rising Star is now open for entries.
The full transcript of Chartered Institute of Housing president Julie Fadden’s speech in London tonight
Orbit Group has appointed an interim chief executive to replace the departing Paul Tennant.
Former Orbit chief executive Paul Tennant has been named as the interim chief executive of the Law Society.
The chief executive of Metropolitan has announced he is stepping down from the large London landlord in July.
One Housing’s long-standing chief executive, Mick Sweeney, is stepping down after 30 years at the helm, the association has announced.
Former Circle boss Mark Rogers will leave Clarion Housing Group at the end of this month, the newly-merged organisation announced this morning.
Housing associations and construction firms need to ensure they are attracting and recruiting younger employees to prevent an ageing workforce, says Matthew Harrison
Genesis Housing Association has appointed a former energy chief as its new chair.
The HeaRt of the matter Video
Talent retention, cost cutting, flexible working, Brexit? Joe Dart hears from six housing association HR experts about what challenges they’re tackling in 2017
The long-standing chief executive of one of England’s largest housing associations resigned last week.
Five housing leaders and several local authority figures – including the chief executive of Stonewall Housing Services and the chair of Accent Group – are among those recognised in this year’s New Year’s honours list.
NEW YEAR REFLECTIONS: Jules Birch looks back at the events of 2016 in the first of a series of end-of-year comment pieces
2016 was another busy year of housing news. Assistant editor Carl Brown counts down Inside Housing’s most read news stories of the year in reverse order.
The events of 2016 are a lesson to expect the unexpected, says Michelle Meldrum
Unions at the newly merged Clarion Group have launched a survey of members to gauge support for action.
Review of the year 2016 Video
In our last issue of 2016, Inside Housing looks back at the year’s social housing headlines
The National Housing Federation (NHF) is considering a reduction in staffing numbers, as it seeks to squeeze costs ahead of a cut to its annual fees.
The former chair of the Housing Corporation has been named chair of a new housing association, once its merger completes in the New Year.
St Mungo’s complex needs worker Tom O’Neil on supporting people with substance misuse issues and how he has made being a former boxer relevant to his current role
Hyde Housing’s employment advisor Raffaella Lenza on how to get tenants into work and her secret passion for piano
Look Ahead contract manager Krystle Wade on star-gazing, caffeine and why the weekend is 50% too short
New Charter Building Company’s Nicola Hilton on how customers react to a female gas technician and how to get more women into similar roles
Irwell Valley’s administration assistant Kieran Dean on the challenges of being a visually impaired employee and his knack for cooking the perfect chicken tikka masala