Great things come from humble beginnings, and the Investors in People story proves it.
Around 20 years ago, a group of individuals from various sectors in the UK – government, trade unions, employee and employer groups – banded together in pursuit of an effective solution to the shortage of skills displayed by the countries workforce at the time.
Research into the highest performing organisations and the attributes that contributed to their success led to the world’s most comprehensive best practice guide – what we today call The Investors in People Standard.
Working with Investors in People to achieve the Standard, however, is more than just a grand display for the public, and is far more meaningful than a “tick-box” exercise. Investors in People helps organisations improve management practices and harness the potential of their people in the name of creating high-performance cultures. In short, Investors in People is a sustainable approach to improving business through people, and, as a result, a way to celebrate and benchmark that success.