We are incredibly proud to announce that Investors in People have awarded us, ‘We invest in people’ PLATINUM accreditation! The next step on our journey to becoming a fantastic place to work where we live and breathe out values and put our people first!
Setting an international benchmark for leadership, employees, and companies to work together to create an effective environment, IIP recognises organisations that seek to improve performance through the management and development of their people.
A Framework & Accreditation That’s Recognised Across the Globe
For nearly 30 years Investors in People has been recognised internationally as a leading people accreditation.
Organisations that meet the world-recognised Investors in People Standard reflect the very best in people management excellence. Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People Framework. Based on 25 years of leading practice, the latest research and workplace trends, the Investors in People Framework is organised around nine key indicators of high performance each with three underpinning themes.
To achieve accreditation, organisations are assessed against these themes and indicators, leading to an award level of standard, silver, gold or platinum, that represents the level of performance achieved, or the level of ‘maturity’, from a fundamental ‘developed’ level to ‘high performing.
Over the years we’ve made constant and significant improvements to our business in-line with the IIP suggestions and guidelines and in turn have progressed through the Silver, Gold and now Platinum accreditations.
What This Says about our Business.
We invest in our people as the accreditation proves, but what that really means is that we support our staff in becoming the very best that they can be. We offer regular training, clear progression, reward schemes and as much support on all fronts as we can, professional and personal. As a family-run business, we feel like our staff are extended members of our family, and need to be treated as such and this really shows through.
Our high staff retention rates prove we’re a great place to work, with great benefits. The results from the accreditation tell us that staff feel involved with company decisions that affect their role in any way, communication is clear and timely, and that staff see the senior management team as role models.
What Does This Mean for Our Customers?
As an Investors in People Platinum accredited business, we’re being benchmarked against the very best performing companies across the world, only 2% of businesses that undertake the IIP framework achieve platinum status and this says a lot about the lengths that we go to ensure that our business is performing as well as it possibly can.
Our staff are the beating heart of our operation and without them, we simply couldn’t operate and certainly not be able to offer such a range of premium services to our customers. Throughout the whole process of every job, every member of staff at every touch-point has a pivotal role to play and is passionate about their work ensuring that expectations are exceeded and the quality is second to none.
To summarise, our Platinum Investors in People accreditation, not only gives us the guidance and reassurance that we as a business are doing what we can to support and develop our staff, but also allows confidence to be instilled in us that we’re constantly striving for the best and our dedicated teams and working with our customers best interests in mind.
I also think the best thing for us as members, is that there is still so much more for us to achieve. The accreditation offers constant development individually as leaders and for the business as a whole and looking back we can see how far we’ve come already, it’s exciting to think about where we’ll be over the next few years.
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