South Yorkshire Housing Association launches employee engagement initiative


South Yorkshire Housing Association (SYHA) has launched a year-long events initiative as part of its employee engagement programme, LeadWell Development.

Kick-starting this summer, the new initiative, SYsHAre, aims to develop collaboration across the organisation, encourage employee wellbeing and improve employee engagement.

The events, run in partnership with Team Activ, will include mini challenges such as moving ping pong balls from one container to another using chopsticks, mini darts and archery, relay races and mental challenges such as solving riddles within a set time limit.

During treasure hunt style activities, employees will win the coordinates to the next challenge once the first has been completed. The challenges will run both inside the organisation’s office and around the nearby city centre.

The challenges have been designed to encourage teamwork and communication, with managers receiving training so they can plan future challenges and activities for staff.

The initiative will also include the development of an online toolkit to further support employee wellbeing.

Tim Gallimore, organisational development manager at SYHA, said: “At SYHA, the engagement and wellbeing of our people is a top priority. We want to give them the skills to help manage change and empower them to achieve their full potential.”