How can my organisation achieve Investors in People?
There is no set way that you have to 'do' Investors in People.
What's important is that we and one of our international partners
help you to find the route that best suits you and your
organisation. Our aim is to ensure you're addressing the areas that
matter most to your organisation at the pace that is best for
Most organisations start by focusing on the core Standard and
"checking" themselves on how their organisation "measures up"
against the evidence requirements. Having done this and determined
what their objectives are, some organisations decide that they need
extra support from an adviser who can give them support and advice,
usually to help the organisation to address a particular
development area. If this approach sounds useful to you, the first
step is for you to consult with your local Centre. The Centre will put
forward the most suitable adviser and you will then meet with them
to agree the scope of the support required and their fees. The
Investors in People framework can then be applied
according to your individual requirements and the adviser can help
you to explore new approaches or design practical solutions to help
you to address developmental areas.
Other organisations work with our online advice tool Interactive
This tool helps you to carry out your own diagnostic exercise and
supports you through the implementation stages. The tool has
practical exercises, good practice tips and templates that are all
Click here to login to Interactive or here to sign up to Interactive.
We also offer in-house training to help you get the most from
using the framework. Our most popular course is Internal Champions
which looks at the best practice encompassed within the framework
and how it can be used to improve your organisation. The course is
extremely practical and is designed to help people from within your
organisation to understand the Investors in People requirements and
to act as internal facilitators to help the organisation to
implement Investors in People. If this sounds useful to you,
contact us for further details.
Alternatively you can choose to be assessed first and through
feedback understand any areas for improvement. An early assessment
provides you with a detailed report against the Standard and its
evidence requirements, highlighting any "gaps" and supporting you
to develop an Action Plan. If the assessment is continued within
twelve months from the initial assessment visit, you are able to
"bank" the elements of the Standard which were originally met, with
the re-visit focusing on those areas which were identified as gaps
in the original visit. For more information read about the Assessment