Selwood Housing has been awarded gold accreditation by Investors in People.
Who are Investors in People?
Investors in People (IiP) conduct a rigorous assessment process every three years to help organisations develop workplace practices that support staff. Any organisations meeting the IiP Standard are then awarded an accreditation.
For more information on Investors in People, click here.
Why are we working with IiP?
We recognise that our people are our biggest asset, and we’re determined to keep improving the way we manage, develop and lead our staff.
In 2018 we gained silver accreditation with Investors in People, and in 2021 we are delighted to have achieved gold.
How does it work?
A survey was sent to all staff asking for feedback on lots of different areas of the organisation. The questions covered things like how motivated and involved they are at work and if they felt supported and appreciated. The responses were confidential, meaning no one knew who said what.
The assessor also selected a sample of 28 people to be interviewed for more in-depth feedback.
IiP then put together a report which analysed the results. It also generated a benchmark, allowing us to see how we compare with best practice and industry standards.
What happens next?
Details from the report will be shared with staff, including what we can be proud of, what we can work on, what Investors in People recommend and what people have said.
We will then produce an action plan to address any areas where we can improve. This will also be shared with staff, along with updates on how we are progressing.