As a business, Intelligent Office (IO) has always sought to deliver great support services to the UK legal sector by developing, caring for and recognising our employees – the single biggest asset we have. As a result, we are delighted to share the news that, after the most intensive Investors in People (IIP) assessment process IO has ever been through, we have recently been informed that we met the Platinum standard: the highest level of accreditation IIP offers.
This is a truly fantastic achievement.
To put our performance into context, of all the companies in the UK with some form of IIP accreditation, only 0.8% have Platinum, i.e. just 70 companies in the whole country! This underlines what a major accomplishment it is for us to be Platinum accredited, not least because of the dispersed nature of our business: IO currently operates at 48 client sites and three onshore shared services centres.
IIP’s 6th generation framework is based on the features of leading organisations from across the world, and uses a four stage performance model, with nine indicators of excellence e.g. building capability, delivering continuous improvement and leading and inspiring people. Each indicator builds against a scale to measure continuous improvement, from stage one “Developed”, through “Established” and “Advanced” to “High Performing”.