Investors in People GOLD accreditation

10 Oct 2018

Training & Employability Organisation, People 1st celebrates Investors in People GOLD accreditation

People 1st, was among 68 organisations celebrating Investors in People (IIP) accreditation at a presentation ceremony held at Belfast Castle on the 5th October 2018.  Pictured with Investors in People’s Paul Devoy and Shelna Sinte, are Brenda Kernaghan and Ronan Heenan from People 1st.

Paul Devoy, said:

“Organisations succeed by realising the potential of their people. The organisations receiving Investors in People accreditation today are proof of that.

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

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."

Organisations are judged to have achieved IIP standards based on a tried and tested methodology of leading practice and a rigorous process of assessment. 

Since 1991, Investors in People has set the standard for better people management. The Standard defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people well. Successful accreditation against the Investors in People Standard is the sign of a great employer who understands that it is people that make the difference. 

People 1st is a training and employability organisation, employing 75 staff, providing vocational and corporate training and consultancy, operating across a network of offices. It is a major contract holder for the Department for Economy (DfE), offering a range of occupational training and qualifications. It also provides a suite of consultancy, training and qualification services to an expanding private client-base.

This multi-award-winning organisation has been involved with Investors in People for a significant period of time; attaining initial accreditation in 1996. Following an Insights Assessment against the Investors in People Sixth-Generation Standard in August 2018, DFPF is congratulated on achieving accreditation at Gold-level.

In addition to Investors in People accreditation People 1st was acknowledged in 2018 as a Platinum Club winner in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies.

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