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Accredited, Silver, Gold & Platinum

Published 14th November 2013

Reaching Higher

The Investors in People Standard is the benchmark of good people management practice. In September 2015, we launched the latest version of our framework - the Sixth Generation Standard, evolved to keep up with modern practices. Designed by world leading academics, practitioners and industry experts, the new framework reflects the latest workplace trends and leading practices.

Achieving the Standard and beyond

The Investors in People Standard is made up of 9 indicators, each sitting under 1 of three Criteria: Leading Supporting and Improving. Organisations are assessed on how closely they meet these criteria through a performance model of progression. There are four stages of progression: 'Developed', 'Established', 'Advanced' and 'High Performing'. 

Additional levels of accreditation indicate higher performance in people management. Benchmarked against global industry practice, the following criteria must be met, to achieve higher accreditation:

Accreditation has benefitted and transformed organisations across the spectrum. Find out how Investors in People makes a real difference and how Accreditation could impact your business by exploring our case studies, which show the journeys of Accreditation in action and the achievements of Accredited, Silver, Gold and Platinum organisations.

Whichever award level your organisation achieves, it’s a huge accomplishment – one that you’ll want to make sure people know about. Telling your story will help attract new talent, clients and contracts – and improve employee engagement and motivation within your business. 

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Ready to begin your journey? Book a free consultation at your local Delivery Centre today.