Gold Award for SSG
- Date: Thursday 9th April 2015
We are delighted to announce that following a rigorous two day assessment we have achieved the highly prestigious Investors in People (IIP) Gold Award.
The auditing process involved 60% of the team being interviewed to ensure we met over 165 of the evidence requirements set out by the standard. Investors in People grades companies based on strong leadership, a compelling vision and a culture of improvement – traits considered essential for high performance.
IIP helps organisations improve performance, realise objectives through effective management and develop their employees. As a national standard for good business practice, it also provides external recognition to demonstrate how people-focused a business is, which in return attracts and retains employees. Standards are assessed through rigorous and objective assessments to determine performance. The Gold standard achieved by SSG has currently only been achieved by 7% of IIP accredited organisations.
Managing Director, Mark Salmon, is delighted with the outcome, “Having been recognised as an IIP business for over 10 years this jump to the Gold award has been a real boost for us all. Promoting a culture of mutual respect and personal development has been a real team effort and we’re extremely proud of everyone who works here. Achieving the Gold level demonstrates our team are going above and beyond to ensure our organisation succeeds through delivering a great customer service experience.”
Mark added, “We have a very committed team and we’re looking forward to developing the business further as the economy continues to improve. We’re now one of only a few companies in the South West to hold this level of accreditation, so it’s a really big achievement for us all!”