Training provider ULearn Business has recently gained their Investors in People accreditation. Organisations in over 70 countries use the Investors in People framework, and the assessment process is based entirely on interviews with people from across the organisation by an independent assessor. Gaining the accreditation involves a series of steps that help improve how a business functions and achieves its goals. Particular emphasis is given to good workforce communications, structure and teamwork towards business objectives.
“As a small organisation that has steadily grown over the last four years, it was imperative that we were still meeting the needs and expectations of the staff, students, partners and stakeholders.” said Marianne Hurford, Business Development Executive at ULearn Business. “Achieving the Investors in People accreditation will greatly benefit our business by increasing our accountability and benchmarking our current practices against other companies through nationally recognised standards.”
The aim of the framework is to identify any potential gaps and take action to make improvements. Its philosophy is centred around making the most of every member of a team and optimising their potential and collectively developing the company’s vision and values.
“The team is essential in growing the business and IIP allowed us to look at performance appraisals, developing the staff and ensuring that we remain an enjoyable, fair and rewarding place to work.” said Kelly Callow, Director at ULearn Business. “We decided to work towards Investors in People to ensure that we had robust policies and procedures in place for our team. We wanted to make sure that we had our staff at the forefront of the business, whilst demonstrating to our clients that we are a quality company, passionate about our team and our students’ success.”
“The accreditation shows that, despite being a small business, we can still reach the high standards of Investors in People; an achievement that hasn’t been reached by some larger organisations. It has put the business on a recognised level in regards to how the team are invested in, including training opinions and development in their respective roles.”
For more information about ULearn Business, please visit: http://www.ulearnbusiness.com/