Investors in People award for 3 local employers in North-West

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 16:47 -- Editor

The Millennium Forum, which employs 110 people, was today among 30 local organisations celebrating Investors in People (IiP) accreditation at an awards ceremony held in Belfast Castle.

The City Hotel was also given accreditation at the Belfast Castle event, as was the Strabane Community Project.

Speaking at the event, Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry said: "This occasion celebrates Northern Ireland businesses proving their excellence. Organisations succeed by realising the potential of their people. The organisations receiving Investors in People accreditation today are proof of that.

"People's strengths, people's ambitions and people's ideas are the engine of success. IiP accreditation signals to customers and employees your commitment to good business and people management excellence."

Investors in People has long been acknowledged as the most successful framework for business improvement through people. It helps organisations of every size, sector and location to compete and succeed through improved people performance. The approach to its delivery has recently changed, becoming more tailored to individual business needs, to help organisations develop, implement as well as evaluate their people management and development strategies. The framework also provides stretch for all businesses, who can now work towards achieving the core Standard or the additional accreditation awards at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.

The Minister concluded: "If you develop the skills of your employees and improve your employee engagement, success will ultimately follow. Through Investors in People, everything is informed by one principle: good people make a great business."