iRed is one of the first companies to achieve an Investors in People one-year accreditation. A few years ago, the infrared camera specialists had explored a number of people management approaches, but at that point the potential time and costs involved seemed prohibitive.
By 2018, we had 15 staff. We wanted to keep improving and start embedding some stronger management and HR policies. The new one-year accreditation from Investors In People seemed like the perfect fit for us for a number of reasons.
“We didn’t know where we were at in comparison with other companies of a similar size and nature, so this has helped us to benchmark ourselves. It’s like having a third-party audit, and it’s a good measure of how we are looking after our staff.
“It gave us confidence in the direction we were taking, and it was an eye-opener in terms of the range and scope of policies we could explore in order to help us achieve the things we wanted.
“The one-year accreditation was affordable for us as a small business, and flexible too. The telephone interviews with members of the team were friendly and relaxed. Even though as a small company we share HR responsibilities, we have never felt under any pressure and can keep things moving at a pace that suits us.