The skills shortage – training the next generation

The NHMF’s mission is to be the centre of excellence for improving property performance and its best practice website is a free resource to help social landlords be efficient, effective and economic in complying with their health and safety requirements.


The National Housing Academy – a competency driven approach to technical skills

Today the housing sector faces many challenges, one of vital importance to the progression of the sector is that of skills.


Common health issues in the workplace – a headache or an itch that needs to be scratched?

Work and health are inextricably linked, having the potential for both a positive and a negative impact on each other. Waddell and Burton’s influential review 'Is work good for your health and well-being?’ (2006) concluded that work is generally good for physical and mental health and that for many health conditions, individuals fare better if they remain in, or return to work as soon as possible.


Skillexit – how employers can tackle the skills shortage challenge

A sustainable commitment to attracting, retaining, training and developing the best talent lies at the heart of every healthy business and economy.


Promoting diversity - women in maintenance

At Guinness, promoting diversity across our business is a priority. This includes the role of women in maintenance (WiM) where on average tradeswomen represent 2% of the workforce. Given the challenges of customer service and trades skills shortages in housing, our sector provides a great opportunity to promote careers and broaden aspirations.


What makes a great contractor/client relationship?

Contractor/client relationships are comparable to marriages. To avoid divorce, it is vital there is commitment, shared goals, good communication and trust.


Our mission statement

The centre of excellence for improving property performance