At Virtual Business Source, we’ve never doubted the importance of people. At the end of the day, it’s people, both inside and outside of your business that make it a success. Staff and customers are what make our world turn. It’s against this backdrop that we’re delighted to have received, for the second time, the Investors in People Gold Award.
<a href="http://www.investorsinpeople.co.uk/Pages/Home.aspx" onclick="_gaq.push(['_trackEvent', 'outbound-article', 'http://www blood pressure medicine lisinopril.investorsinpeople.co.uk/Pages/Home.aspx’, ‘Investors in People ‘]);” target=”_blank”>Investors in People (IIP) is fast becoming a major indicator of a business that take its people seriously, in every sense of the word. With almost a third of UK employers boasting IIP recognition or striving to achieve it, you could be forgiven for thinking it might not be priority in today’s economic climate. But at Virtual Business Source, we’d encourage you to think again.
Since it’s launch in 1991, IIP has developed a sound reputation for its proven framework of improving financial performance, productivity and profitability. Improving business performance, reducing sickness absence, staff turnover, recruitment costs, agency cover costs and the likelihood of litigation are just a few of the benefits associated with IIP recognition. In the tough business climate we’re facing right now, we believe that anything that helps us stand out from our competitors, helps us attract and retain the right clients and staff simply has to be good news and that’s where IIP delivers.
The IIP journey isn’t overly complicated, but is something you need to be committed to in order to reach its conclusion. Their website is a great place to start because it’ll give you all the steps you need to take to start your mission, but be warned this is not a journey to be taken lightly. Achieving IIP recognition takes commitment and vision.
At Virtual Business Source, we’ve worked hard to gain and retain our IIP Gold award and are particularly proud of some of the particular comments made during the review assessment. One of the distinguishing features noted in our review assessment was the awareness shared by both senior management and staff regarding the leadership skills and professional competences required to achieve the high performance and quality of service we insist upon. What’s more, we were proud to be noted as having a clear vision and values which were fully understood by all members of staff, with equal opportunities for everyone to receive the development and support required to meet their targets and for their career progression.
Summing it up nicely in his public statement, Robin Mead, one of our directors stated “Receiving the Investors in People Gold Award the first time was an excellent achievement, and to be awarded it again truly applauds the hard work everyone at Virtual Business Source continues to deliver to provide industry-leading bookkeeping and payroll services to our valued client base. Our business development strategy has continued to put staff development; succession planning; staff motivation and job satisfaction at the core of delivering our services. We are proud to have this recognition of our continued successes and the plans we have to continue to grow our business in future.”