||Pearson Work Based Learning, part of Pearson UK, was presented with the Bronze Investors in People award at a ceremony held at The Chesterfield Hotel, Mayfair, London. |
Investors in People is a national quality standard awarded to well-run organisations that demonstrate good management practice, with a high emphasis on best-practice people management and development.
Trevor Luker, Managing Director of Pearson Work Based Learning, said:
"I am absolutely delighted that Pearson Work Based Learning achieved the Bronze standard at its very first IiP Assessment. I cannot stress enough what an incredible achievement this is for our business, which was not yet a year old when the assessment took place. Our success reflects how well our business unit has formed and evolved during a short period of time. To achieve the standard in our first year is remarkable, but to successfully meet a higher level and perform so effectively in those areas is truly outstanding.
"Our IiP journey is only beginning and I am more than convinced that our business can achieve more. As our business grows and as we evolve, improved business practices and processes will emerge at the heart of our operation that will contribute to our success and the ability to exceed expectations."
Research shows that organisations of any type and size that adopt a comprehensive approach to people development perform better than those without, indicated by higher gross profits per employee, higher profit margins and higher productivity. Companies that have achieved the Investors in People Standard also have higher levels of trust, co-operation and commitment than their competitors.
Pearson Work Based Learning joins more than 30,000 ambitious organisations in the UK which are working within the Investors in People framework.
John Telfer, Managing Director of Inspiring Business Performance Ltd (IBP), which is responsible for delivering the Investors in People Standard in London and across the South of England, said: "It is encouraging to see that so many organisations are keen to improve their performance by putting people first. We’d like to congratulate all those that have achieved the Investors in People Standard and celebrated with us today – it seems the message is spreading about the benefits it can bring."
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Notes to editors:
Investors in People
• The Investors in People Standard provides a practical framework for improving business performance and competitiveness through good practice in people management.
• An organisation that has achieved the Standard has been successful in adopting and maintaining its three fundamental principles: Plan - developing strategies to improve the performance of the organisation, from business goals to leadership strategies; Do - implementing those strategies, taking action to improve the performance of the organisation; Review - evaluating and adjusting those strategies, measuring their impact on the performance of the organisation.
For more information on Investors in People, visit www.ibp.uk.com.
Inspiring Business Performance (IBP) is licensed to deliver Investors in People assessment and recognition services throughout Central and Greater London and the South East which includes Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Surrey and Sussex.
IBP is the result of the merger of Capital Quality Ltd (CQL) and Quality South East (QSE) on 1 June 2010. As the Investors in People Centre for London and the South East, IBP has helped more than 7,000 companies achieve Investors in People recognition.