IIP uptake rises 47 per cent

than 10,000 organisations have been awarded Investors in People (IIP) status in
the past two years – a 47 per cent increase in uptake of the standard.

than 32,000 UK organisations are now working with IIP, a standard designed to
provide a framework for improving business performance and competitiveness
through good practice in HR development.

than 27 per cent of the UK’s workforce is now working for recognised IIP
organisations, and Ruth Spellman, chief executive at Investors in People UK,
said she is pleased with the award’s growth: "A 47 per cent rise in uptake
of the standard demonstrates that people-development is increasingly pivotal to
business success. Investing in people is at last becoming a number one priority
for employers throughout the UK.

standard’s success results from its flexible framework, which helps to create a
happy, productive environment and improves business performance, regardless of
an organisation’s size or sector."

By Paul Nelson

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