Following assessment by national quality accreditation body Investors in People (IIP), Birmingham LGBT has been awarded the prestigious IIP Silver status, held by only a small percentage of organisations throughout the country. The achievement comes after Birmingham LGBT demonstrated exceptional commitment to its people through the completion of an additional 76 evidence requirements beyond the basic standard, which aims to help businesses improve performance through the effective management and development of their teams.
During the assessment process, there was good evidence to show that people are a valued asset to the business as part of the accreditation Birmingham LGBT was seen to have the following key strengths
- An engaged and enthusiastic team
- Staff involvement and consultation
- Embedded values and social responsibility
- Commitment to equality and diversity
- Innovative and flexible learning available to everyone
- Strong sense of individual responsibility and leadership
- Employee/volunteer pride in working for the organisation
- Respect and trust for the leadership
- A Board with a range of relevant and supportive skills.
Investors in people practitioner Susan Long commented
“I would like to congratulate the team at Birmingham LGBT for continuing to meet the high standards of Investors in People and extending their achievement to Silver award. This is especially laudable as the organisation has undergone significant change and growth in the past 12 months. The openness and honesty of the interviewees made the process an interesting and enjoyable experience, for which I am most grateful. People are exceptionally proud of working for Birmingham LGBT. There is a strong sense of engagement and ownership.”
Steph Keeble Director of Birmingham LGBT said “Birmingham LGBT continues to be committed to serving the LGBT community in Birmingham and beyond I am extremely proud of the achievements we have made and delighted that the team at Birmingham LGBT has been recognised by achieving the Investors in people silver accolade “
Head of Investors in People at the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, said: “Achieving the Investors in People Silver standard is something that any organisation should be truly proud of. It is the sign of an organisation which is very committed to good people management practice and we’d like to congratulate Birmingham LGBT on their achievement.”
For more information about Investors in People please visit www.investorsinpeople.co.uk