Paul Devoy: What are Investors in People’s ambitions in 2022?

Firstly I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has been involved in our birthday celebrations, it’s been a joy to see employees, partners and practitioners sharing your positive stories. For my final blog, I’d like to talk about ambition. And to see where our ambitions lie in the next 12 months, you […]

Paul Devoy: How is Investors in People still relevant in 2021?

When you’ve been around for a while, it’s normal for people to question whether you’re still relevant.  In a fast-moving world where something new can make well-known products and services disappear almost overnight, maintaining your business as a market leader is an ongoing, unstoppable process. And that’s the reason we’re still a relevant market leader. […]

Work in the 1990s vs the 2010s: Which was better?

The feel-good vibes of the 90s don’t seem that long ago—the introduction of New Labour, Cool Britannia and rockstars rubbing shoulders with politicians. But 1999 was 21 years ago. And 1990 was 31 years ago! After a banking crisis that damaged so many people’s lives and a pandemic that has completely changed the way we […]

IIP Practitioner Tracy Duggan: Helping businesses invest in people since 1993

As a licensed Investors in People (IIP) practitioner, Health & Wellbeing Advisor and trainer, I support leaders and organisations to consider best practices.  I am also an: ICF ACC accredited coach, Fellow of the CMI, CIPD qualified practitioner and Mental Health and Wellbeing Instructor. Here’s how I started working with Investors in People and how […]

Paul Devoy: Showing appreciation to the Investors in People community

‘Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much’ – Helen Keller Ask most people what comes to mind when you mention Investors in People, and they’ll tend to reference our distinctive laurel, proudly displayed in receptions around the world. As we mark thirty years this month since the first organisations were […]

Burges Salmon LLP and Investors in People: Our story

Burges Salmon is a UK leading law firm with over 800 people and 98 partners headquartered in Bristol with offices in Edinburgh and London. We are a Times Top 50 Employer for Women and Law Firm of the Year 2020. In 2021 we were awarded Investors in People Platinum – the icing on the cake! […]

Is offering a better ‘work-life balance’ a lazy solution?

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At the time of writing it’s June 2021, where the relationship between employee and employer has been virtual long enough to know if it can work long term. The common benefit of this people keep highlighting is a better ‘work-life balance‘. However, this does not make work better, which is the problem leaders should be […]

Democratic Leadership | How does it work?

Democratic is as a leadership style where leaders share decision-making with members of the organisation. The initial philosophical belief behind taking this approach, comes from the notion that merely by being human, anyone and everyone should  play a part in the decisions that a group or organisation makes. There is still a leader within the […]

Practitioner Insights | Embedding a culture of wellbeing

We would all agree that the wellbeing of our people has never been more important than it is now. Over the past year we have seen some remarkable support being offered to people by our IIP community. Covid-19 has provided the opportunity for organisations to get closer to the needs of their people and step […]