Greenacre Group Update
Building a Sustainable Future
It’s been an unsettling quarter, with much discussion around sustainability, governance and the survival of our most vulnerable, as we head towards winter. With the Queen’s passing in September, and yet another government leadership transition, came a collective, reflective focus on how fast times are changing, what the future will hold and how consistent leadership plays a fundamental part in how we deal with uncertainty and complex socio-political challenges.
Finding ways to operate well in such enduringly ambiguous circumstances has been top of the housing agenda. Our Senior Leaders Networking Event tackled some of the biggest challenges the industry is facing, and there was sense that collaboration will be key, both regionally and nationally, if we are to realistically achieve future net zero targets.
A Collaborative Approach to Leadership
As we look to the future, the priority for the housing industry will increasingly be focusing on the sustainable environment. With this comes the requirement to be able to lead our organisations and support our service users through the fundamental challenges and evolutionary changes taking place.
Our Autumn Senior Leaders Networking event brought together a broad spectrum of industry expertise and experience, to highlight regional and collective challenges, and find collaborative solutions to some of the greatest issues being experienced across our industry. Participants ranged from a wide selection of national and smaller providers across the UK, from sector segments including Asset Management, HR, Housing Management, Development, Transformation, Finance and Policy.
Supply, Demand and the Evolving Work Environment
We’ve never seen a more buoyant market, which is reflected in the number of candidates receiving counter-offers. The speed at which recruiting processes are developing is not for the feint-hearted, and we are seeing record numbers of candidates dropping out of the hiring process, due to being in high demand elsewhere, with organisations who have slicker, faster onboarding methods. To put it bluntly, if you snooze, you lose.
There have also been a number of other drivers over the quarter which have been influencing the recruitment landscape. The demand for niche, specific skill sets across the sector is forcing the hand of many organisations, who are having to make radical compromises in order to attract the most qualified people.