Marketing and communications recruiter EMR has been awarded Investors in People status
Marketing and communications recruiter EMR has been awarded Investors in People status, following a visit by the Standards inspectors.
Investors in People interviewed staff to ask if they felt management and leadership were effective if they were being developed in line with their aspirations and if they felt supported by the company. In light of the visit, EMR has been granted the Investors in People status for three years.
Simon Bassett, the managing director of EMR said, This was not about a plaque on the wall Investors in People is a comprehensive management framework that can bring real benefits to our business. The report confirms the drive and direction of the company, and emphasises the strong commitment we have to improving the business. But it also offered us some useful pointers. For example, we are now developing new strategies around the work life balance as well as some innovative approaches to performance management and CSR.
Investors in People is a management standard administered by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills and supported by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. It was launched in 1991 by Michael Howard who was Secretary of State for Employment at the time. There are almost 40,000 organisations currently working with Investors in People.John Telfer, the managing director of Inspiring Business Performance Ltd, the body licensed to oversee Investors In People in London and the south east, said: Its clear from the assessors reports that EMR have developed an inclusive culture that ensures employee engagement, mutual support and continuous organisational improvement. Alongside a clear vision and measurable objectives, the positive working environment has contributed to good practice across the organisation ensuring business priorities can be met through hard work, determination and fun - which is great to hear!"