GRAHAM Construction has been awarded the Investors in People (IIP) Gold standard following a reaccreditation process.
Derby, United Kingdom, 7-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Only 1% of recognised IIP organisations are successful in attaining this level of excellence. It is therefore a significant success for the company and is a clear, independent endorsement of the forward looking, cutting edge people policies and practices.
During a 6-week assessment process, the IIP Assessor interviewed over 70 employees at all levels across the business.
The assessor was impressed with the professionalism of the staff he met, commenting in particular on how all the employees demonstrated the core values of the business in their job role and behaviours.
His report highlighted a number of our high performance working practices as best in class including our approach to Employee Health and Wellbeing, Learning and Development, Equality and Diversity and Leadership and Management development.
As a result, GRAHAM have been invited to become an IIP Champion organisation, showcasing best practice approach throughout the UK, encouraging and mentoring other organisations to attain the standard.
Alan Bill, Managing Director at GRAHAM Construction commented on the achievement:
“At GRAHAM, we believe that it’s not just about what we achieve but that we build success in the right way. We understand that our success will only continue if we look after the people who look after our business.
“We are therefore very proud to achieve the IIP Gold standard as it is an award that is founded on the hard work and commitment of all our people aligned with leading edge Human Resource practices.
“Our next challenge is to maintain this level of excellence and to be a benchmark for other organisations. Given our drive to succeed, the professionalism of the GRAHAM team and our innovative approach to continuous improvement, we are confident it is a challenge our people will rise to.”