Our people are our most important asset. No amount of procedures will work if our employees are not trained, mentored and given the opportunity to develop and grow effectively. In July of last year we set ourselves the target of gaining the silver Investors in People accreditation which required an additional 76 evidence points on top of the current ‘standard’ level we held.
Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Simpson Group, Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success. Simpson Group should be extremely proud of their achievement.”
The Investors in People Standard is the benchmark of good people management practice. The Standard defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results. Simpson Group underwent a rigorous assessment methodology and framework whereby the assessors looked for an integrated and cultural behaviour as well as effective structures required to outperform in any industry. The assessment was carried out using surveys, interviews, meetings and observations of a broad selection of our Simpson Group staff. We believe that ensuring our employees possess the appropriate skills and knowledge they require to succeed in their job roles, can only enhance the relationships and contact experience between them, their colleagues and our customers.
From the thousands that seek Investors in People accreditation, only 6% gain the coveted Silver status, we’re proud to be in that 6%.
Steve Burrows, Managing Director of Investors in People North of England said:
“This is a fantastic achievement for Simpson Group and I would like to congratulate all of the team. We believe that your people make the difference and by investing in them you are looking to create sustainable success. IIP is designed to help organisations and their people to realise potential, providing a simple road map for excellence. With their Silver accreditation success, Simpson Group is certainly working to realise their people potential.”