Your people are your most valuable commodity, they are the driving force behind it all and are critical to any organisation’s success. For these reasons, investing in your people is key.
Investing in your people is proven to be essential in delivering sustainable results, especially in a crisis. Organisations that lead, support and develop their workforce effectively are 17% more productive and 21% more profitable. Employers who get this wrong not only suffer the performance consequences but also see a detrimental impact on the wellbeing of their employees.
If you are a smaller organisation trying to navigate your way through the current economic challenges and can’t afford to spend a lot of time and money evaluating your management processes, we have created our We invest in people: One-year accreditation with you in mind.
The accreditation is suitable for organisations with less than 50 people and it offers you an in-depth analysis of your organisation at a significantly reduced cost, compared to our full, three-year, We invest in people accreditation.
1. Leading and inspiring people. Leaders are trusted members of the company. They clearly communicate the company’s objectives and motivate and inspire people to work towards them.
2. Living the organisations’ values and behaviours. Everyone, at every level works with the company’s values in mind all the time. And they have the courage and support to challenge anyone who isn’t doing the same.
3. Empowering and involving people. There’s a culture of trust and responsibility in the company. Each person feels ownership over their role, and empowered to make decisions.
4. Managing Performance. Leaders and people alike set the right objectives, track their progress and act on other people’s feedback.
5. Rewarding and recognising high performance. The company rewards people when they do well. People feel motivated to always do their best work.
6. Structuring work. Each role is designed in a way that works towards the company’s objectives, is rewarding and encourages collaboration.
7. Building capability. Leaders develop their people and make sure they’re given everything they need to thrive at work. And the company hires the right people, at the right time, for the right roles.
8. Delivering continuous improvement. The company is always looking for ways to improve. Leaders will look beyond their industry for inspiration, and any new approaches they find are welcomed by a culture that encourages innovation.
9. Creating sustainable success. Leaders are aware of how the world around their company is changing over time, and are making the right internal changes to not just keep up, but stay ahead.
We use our framework to assess how well you are supporting your people at work, including leading, supporting and improving.
We’ve been developing our approach and this framework for nearly 30 years.
An assessment might sound daunting, but it isn’t. It’s a chance for our practitioner to get to know your company, your leaders and your people.
We will review all the evidence you can provide us with and then we will talk to your people and the people who have created your people strategy.
At the end of the assessment, we’ll take all of our findings and turn them into a report which sums up and provides recommendations to help you improve.
You’ll also find out if you managed to obtain the accreditation or if you’re not quite there yet.
Becoming accredited is an achievement to celebrate! But it’s not the end of the journey. Your accreditation lasts for one year, and we’ll help you to understand what you need to do to keep the momentum going and obtain it again.
Our people are our most valuable commodity. Central to the success of any organisation is the right blend of talent, motivation and leadership.
A healthy workforce is not only an ethical priority for businesses, but can also make a significant contribution through increased productivity.
We will evaluate your apprenticeships approach and help you attract the best talent and get most out of them. Furthering apprenticeship programs.