Investors in People (IIP) has announced that nine organisations have been awarded Investors in People Champion status for 2006.
The Investors in People Champions programme recognises employers that have boosted the performance of their organisation through the way they manage and develop their employees.
This year’s champions include high-profile brands such as National Car Parks, IT company Fujitsu Services, and newspaper publishing group Metro, along with two schools.
The firms will work with Investors in People UK to share their expertise with other employers through a series of best practice sharing activities, including mentoring and site visits to organisations.
Ruth Spellman, chief executive of IIP, said: “This year’s champions prove, once again, the business benefits of placing people development at the heart of any organisation.”
Ian Williams, head of organisational and people development at Fujitsu Services, said: “Investors in People has played a huge part in the people management initiatives that we have introduced over the last few years.”