It is with delight that we share the news that Investors in People have awarded us with the We invest in People, platinum accreditation for the third time. The Platinum accreditation is the highest level of accreditation and demonstrates that the culture, policies, and practices that we have in place to support our people are embedded in every corner of our business. Only 2% of organisations who are assessed achieve platinum accreditation, and this is an accolade that we are very proud to have held since we were first assessed in 2016.
The rigorous assessment process involved Investors in People sending out an employee survey, interviewing members of the team from across all areas of the company, observing team interactions and reviewing a range of supporting evidence. Within the report, our assessors said the company has built a formidable body of skilled and experienced people who demonstrate their excellence daily – people here are in many ways, transforming the industry they represent” and “There are strong indications that people feel empowered to deliver their best at all times, and everyone is constantly on the lookout for ways to improve”.
To add to this achievement, we have also been awarded the Gold accreditation for Investors in Young People, also for the third time. This standard took account of the challenging circumstances which COVID presented in terms of recruitment, retention and training young people. The assessor said “Entier should be regarded as a model company when it comes to the way it invests in young people: Enthusiasm, energy, innovation and creativity are in plentiful supply within this group of employees, and indeed their influencers”, and that “young people are given the best support and encouragement by people at all levels – it is very evident that they look at the many role models and feel inspired to perform to their best”.
Commenting on these achievements, CEO Peter Bruce said; “To be recognised as a Platinum Investors in People employer for the third time is an enormous achievement. I firmly believe that this recognises that we have a focus on people and that we are committed to making Entier a great place to work. It really is our people which makes the difference, and it is a credit to all of the Entier Family that we have continued to retain the highest Investors in People accreditation”.