We first obtained the standard Investors in People (IIP) award in 2019. Three years on, we are delighted to have advanced to the gold standard accreditation, recognising the continuous commitment to our people.
The Investors in People accreditation is recognised in 66 countries worldwide, making it the global benchmark for people management. They have been working with organisations since 1991 to recognise and accredit those who invest in their people and assist them to continue to improve at inspiring, supporting, managing, and training employees. The goal is to create better, more productive organisations.
Angela Coney, HR Manager expressed her delight on the achievement:
“This is a fantastic achievement for our team! We have maintained our focus on Dalradian’s core values, ensuring that our people understand and are aligned with our vision and are supported by a range of health and wellbeing initiatives. Gold accreditation confirms that Dalradian has got the policies in place which reflect our commitment to our employees and that those policies are successfully guiding our daily work.”
IIP assesses against a specific framework to understand and measure how well we are leading and supporting our people compared to other companies in our industry or of our size. The assessment includes a company-wide survey and interviews with individual team members to get their views. A report is then produced with recommendations to help us improve.
We are committed to providing an environment where our team can reach their full potential, evident by some of the survey responses. Over 93% of people responded positively to the statement “My organisation is a great place to work”, with over 96% of respondents agreeing with the statement “I have opportunities to learn at work” and over 93% responding positively to the statement, “I am able to develop the skills I need to progress”.
Managing Director, Brian Kelly, commented on the newly awarded gold status:
“We are thrilled to have been awarded the gold accreditation scoring the 2nd highest in our industry sector, with only 17% of all accredited organisations achieving the gold standard. It’s testament to our team – a huge congratulations to all our staff for their efforts.”
While celebrating this success, we will take on board IIP’s recommendations and staff feedback to look at how we can continue to develop a culture where everyone is valued and supported.