Tuesday 1 July 2014

Investment in people recognised at Instrument & Control supplier!

Eurotherm has been awarded the Investors in People Standard (IIP), Britain's leading accreditation for business improvement through people management. The award provides external recognition of Eurotherm’s commitment to developing, supporting and motivating its people.

A stringent assessment was carried out by an Investors in People auditor, against ten key indicators including business strategy, involvement and empowerment, leadership and management, learning and development and continuous improvement. The Auditor spent time with Senior Management and also conducted three days of interviews with a cross section of employees to gain an understanding of Eurotherm’s employee practices and management effectiveness which was benchmarked against British practice. The company scored well in many areas, with the assessor highlighting staff support and engagement, integrated training and development plans, and focus on personal career progression as areas of particular strength.
Eurotherm's ASPIRE team!

Key to achieving the accreditation has been the introduction of an employee-led engagement initiative, ‘WeEngage’, a ‘bottom-up’ approach whereby employee-led teams develop action plans to increase engagement across the business. Initiatives have ranged from enhancing internal communications, to local charity exchange partnerships in which employees are encouraged to ‘give a day’ to a charitable cause. The WeEngage team has also improved cross-functional collaboration through initiatives such as department ‘open days,’ as well as organising fun and relevant activities for employees and their families to take part in.

Further to this, Eurotherm has also developed ‘ASPIRE’, a programme which aims to develop untapped talent within the organisation to build future leaders. The initiative gives aspiring employees one-to-one access to senior management and is based around the sharing of experience, career stories and key learnings. Following its implementation, 43% of Eurotherm’s vacancies last year were filled internally from its current pool of talent.

Commenting on the award, Karen Page HR Director at Eurotherm said: “Achieving the Investors in People accreditation is a fantastic endorsement of our commitment to the development of our people. It is true that our people are our greatest asset and employee development and engagement are key to our business strategy. We are committed to creating an environment where people are given the opportunity to develop and succeed, and continue to make improvements ensuring Eurotherm remains a great place to work.”

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “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 Eurotherm on their achievement.”

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