Investors In People
Andy Henwood and Fran Thompson receiving the DoFM and YCP IIP Award from the VC Professor Brian Cantor
What is Investors In People (IIP)?
Investors in People (known as IIP) is the National Standard which sets out a level of good practice for the development of staff to achieve business goals. The Standard provides a national framework for improving business performance and competitiveness through a planned approach to setting and communicating business objectives, and by developing and training staff to meet these objectives. One of the aims is to achieve a situation whereby staff are motivated and able to undertake activities which match the organization’s needs. IIP is cyclical and should engender the culture of continuous improvement.
The IIP framework supports the Directorate’s objective of the Sections working cohesively and continuing to draw on the skills and ideas of their staff.Investors in People processes will be embedded into all aspects of the Directorate's and York Conference Park’s activities.
For staff, the IIP standards will promote:
- a recognition of individuals’ contribution to the Organization, and their job satisfaction;
- better communication on training and development issues;
- a supportive working environment;
- improved skills, increased responsibility and involvement and better career development opportunities;
- pride in belonging to a successful organisation;
- relevant, quality training where it is needed.
For the University and the Directorate:
- increased morale and a motivated workforce;
- greater profitability and outputs;
- training activity more closely linked to business needs;
- provide the impetus for other improvement and quality initiatives;
- increased customer satisfaction;
- positive publicity for the Organisation.