Going for Gold with Investors in People
Today marks the second day of our reaccreditation assessment for Investors in People, and as the last piece of evidence is submitted for review, I have reflected on our 3-year journey since our last review and what has led me to engage in this tough assessment process once again.
In 2016 we were awarded Investors in People Silver against the new 6th generation standard. This latest version, which is still current today, has nine indicators of performance, putting a focus on people management at the heart of an organisation. This reflects my strong, long-held view about how to build an effective and sustainable business. Therefore, I felt very much aligned to all three of the performance themes in which the nine indicators are placed: Leading. Supporting. Improving.
Since 1991, Investors in People has defined what it takes to lead, support and manage people well. It is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success, therefore I was keen to embrace the assessment process in 2016, with a ‘nothing to lose’ approach. Since then it has become one of the key benchmarking and self-audit tools for my HR department. It helps support the ongoing MID Communications journey to create a truly world-class organisation built on solid foundations of excellent people practice. So, this year has a slightly bigger pressure to improve and build on the previous outcome!