The sign-up period for the community housing industry’s own benchmarking platform, House Keys: Workforce Round Three, will start next month to allow the data to be available early next financial year.

Housekeys Service Delivery Coordinator Leoni Lynch says, ‘Our top priority for future rounds of House Keys is to make sure that the most up to date information as possible is available.

‘To achieve this, we’ve decided to move straight onto capturing data for this financial year (2017-18) and skip financial year 2016-17. We’ve also made a number of changes to our methodology which will significantly reduce the turnaround time. Two areas where we plan to reduce the turnaround time significantly are the sign up process and the data submission window.’

A regular annual cycle has been set up to ensure House Keys: Workforce data is released around the end of September every year, based on data from the previous financial year.  Key dates are: June 2018 – CHPs invited to sign up;  July/August 2018 – data submission; and, end September 2018 – Launch Round Three.

Ms Lynch says the feedback from Round Two of House Keys Workforce (data from FY 2015-16) has been very positive since its launch in January 2018. Further feedback and suggestions can be sent to [email protected]

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