Titanic Belfast sets sail with Investors in People
Titanic Belfast Ltd was among 30 local organisations celebrating Investors in People (IiP) accreditation at an awards ceremony held in Belfast Castle.
Speaking at the event, Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry said: “This occasion celebrates Northern Ireland businesses proving their excellence. Organisations succeed by realising the potential of their people. The organisations receiving Investors in People accreditation today are proof of that.
“People’s strengths, people’s ambitions and people’s ideas are the engine of success. IiP accreditation signals to customers and employees your commitment to good business and people management excellence.”
Investors in People has long been acknowledged as the most successful framework for business improvement through people. It helps organisations of every size, sector and location to compete and succeed through improved people performance. The approach to its delivery has recently changed, becoming more tailored to individual business needs, to help organisations develop, implement as well as evaluate their people management and development strategies. The framework also provides stretch for all businesses, who can now work towards achieving the core Standard or the additional accreditation awards at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.
The Minister concluded: “If you develop the skills of your employees and improve your employee engagement, success will ultimately follow. Through Investors in People, everything is informed by one principle: good people make a great business.”
Tim Husbands, CEO Titanic Belfast who recived gold accreditation at the awards ceremony, said: “Titanic Belfast is still a very young organisation but from day one we recognised that our people are the key to our success. By tuning into their passion and creativity, committing to inclusive business planning processes, and focusing on the development of our staff we have achieved world class standards of excellence. The Investors in People standards are a natural fit with the vision and values of Titanic Belfast and we are extremely proud to have achieved gold accreditation.”
The Minister also announced that arrangements for the delivery of Investors in People in Northern Ireland will change. From April 1st 2015, the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) will manage the local delivery of Investors in People.
Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People at UKCES, said: “We are delighted to be taking on the management of Investors in People in Northern Ireland. The 700 accredited organisations in Northern Ireland form a key part of the wider IiP global community. We look forward to working with partners to uphold the integrity of the Standard as we introduce the sixth generation in 2015.”