Ruggles & Jeffery Ltd are very pleased to announce that our Investors in People assessment completed on 1st March 2011 resulted in recertification to this important standard. The assessment highlighted many organisational strengths in the way we manage and support our team and some of those strengths identified by our Investors in People Assessor are copied below:
“Ruggles & Jeffery achieved IiP recognition during September 2004 and has continually improved and embedded their people practices. During difficult financial times, particularly negatively affecting the building industry, Ruggles &Jeffery has continued to communicate openly with the team. They have managed to maintain a very positive and committed workforce”.
“There is a very positive commitment to learning and development which has not diluted throughout this past economically challenging period”.
“People explained ‘we have a very strong culture of communication where managers work very hard to keep us up to speed with company activities’ Those involved in the assessment process spoke very openly about their role and responsibility”.
“All of those members of staff involved in the assessment including, for example, administration staff, site employees, managers and new members of staff described how they all have equal opportunity to participate in learning and development. Staff described their different learning preferences and how Ruggles & Jeffery had accommodated their needs”.
“Development sessions, including input from managers, have resulted in clarity in terms of what is to be expected of your managers in the areas of skills, knowledge and behaviours. These have been clarified with managers and form part of the job description. They have also been communicated to staff so as they know what to expect of their managers”
“There are some very good examples of recognition and it is rare for good practice to be overlooked. People feel valued and part of a winning team”.
“The review of learning and development starts when training has been applied for. There is a process whereby expectations and value of training is recorded at the outset and revisited post activity. This has identified the value of learning in terms of increased skills, retaining a skilled workforce, ability to tender for high quality work and achieving good feedback from clients regarding quality of work”.
We are very pleased to be recognised by the Investors in People standard and look forward to continually improving the way we support, develop and stretch our people to achieve both personal and organisational goals.