Published on 2nd February 2017
The Investors in People (IiP) award has once again been awarded to Cheltenham Borough Council.
It means that the council is entering its 20th year of holding the IiP status.
IiP promotes effective people management following a rigorous independent assessment. Staff representing all departments of the council were interviewed by an independent assessor about their experience as an employee and how well they are supported to carry out their duties.
From his review, the assessor reported that his conversations were positive and concluded that council employees were ‘motivated, cared about the work they do and had strong working relationships with partner organisations’. As he congratulated the council, he said the accreditation was ‘a very well deserved achievement following a financially difficult time for the council.’
Councillor Roger Whyborn, cabinet member for corporate services said: ‘’This is great news for local residents who can be assured that the council is supporting its staff so that they can continue to deliver high quality services. Investing in our staff remains a key priority so that they feel valued and supported as they serve people in Cheltenham.’’
Paul Devoy, head of Investors in People added: “Achieving the Investors in People standard is something that any organisation should be truly proud of. Working with Investors in People inspires and enables leaders, managers and employees at all levels to build their skills, improve their performance and achieve their potential. We’d like to congratulate Cheltenham Borough Council on their achievement.”
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