What is Investors in People?
ACHIEVING THE STANDARD
Body Balance have been recognised as an 'Investor in People' since 1999. It involved a number of steps including Making the commitment to meet the Standard and communicating that commitment to all members of staff Planning and taking action, to bring about change Bringing together the evidence for assessment against the Standard Achievement or recognition as an Investor in People Working to keep the culture of continuous improvement alive.
We are committed to the continuous improvement of or staff and our service.
Investors in People is the national Standard which sets a level of good practice for training and development of people to achieve business goals. The Standard was developed during 1990 by the National Training Task Force in partnership with leading national business, personnel, professional and employee organisations such as the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Trades Union Congress (TUC) and the Institute of Personnel and Development (IPD). The work was supported by the Employment Department.
The Standard provides a national framework for improving business performance and competitiveness, through a planned approach to setting and communicating business objectives and developing people to meet these objectives.
The result, is that what people can do and are motivated to do, matches what the organisation needs them to do. The process is cyclical and should engender the culture of continuous improvement. The Investors in People Standard is based on four key principles:
Commitment to invest in people to achieve business goals
Planning how skills, individuals and teams are to be developed to achieve these goals
Taking action to develop and use necessary skills in a well defined and continuing programme directly tied to business objectives
Evaluating outcomes of training and development for individuals' progress towards goals, the value achieved and future needs.