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Investing in Your People

IiP greatly improves recruitment, retention and full engagement of talent that is the life-blood of a high performing organisation

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Embedding the IiP Standard

When the Investors in People standard is fully embedded, it greatly improves recruitment, retention and full engagement of talent that is the life-blood of a high performing organisation.

VIP – Value and Inspire your People  support organisations to prepare for and attain Investors in People (IIP) recognition. Furthermore, VIP work with leadership teams to fully embed the principles and best practice of the IIP standard, so that there is real ownership and commitment to IIP best practice.

At every level, the key benefits are attraction, retention, increased motivation and engagement of the workforce, leading to a positive and productive atmosphere delivering increased performance.

Peter is an experienced Investors in People facilitator and has led IiP implementation programmes with Volvo, West Midlands Police and The Royal Life Saving Society. Working in partnership with your leadership and management teams, we can evaluate your current HR/personnel, learning and development, and supervisory activities with IiP best practice and use the VIP staff survey to evaluate how things currently stand and provide a baseline indicating where current practices are serving the organisation well and where improvements can be made.

Preparation for IiP assessment and subsequent attainment, followed by ongoing activity to fully embed IiP best practice is most effectively achieved from a combination of top down and bottom up activity. Large organisations may also benefit from running a ‘hearts and minds’ internal communications programme that visually details the best practice already in place and where improvements are being made, in order to make the organisation an even better place to work.

Attracting and retaining talented staff is set to become increasingly challenging due to the following factors:

  • baby-boomers leaving the workforce
  • a reduction in migrant talent due Brexit
  • increasing global competition to recruit educated and skilled staff worldwide
  • millennials are attracted to those countries where the economy is booming and a rewarding lifestyle in a relaxed environment is more appealing. 

Why Do Employees Leave?

The recently published Investors in People ReportJob Exodus Trends cites poor management and not feeling valued among the top three reasons currently prompting employees to actively seek an alternative job. This is coupled with the fact that many surveys and findings indicate that a significant proportion of the workforce is reported as not being fully engaged. 

The following extracts from recent articles illustrate this current trend:

Just One in 10 Brits Feel Engaged at Work

Only a tenth (11 per cent) of UK employees feels fully engaged at work, according to new research from Gallup, while a fifth (21 per cent) are actively disengaged. 

Gallup; Georgi Gyton 18 Oct 2017

Follow the link to read the full article...

Dismal Employee Engagement Is a Sign of Global Mismanagement                                          

According to a recent State of the Global Workplace report, 85% of employees are not engaged or are actively disengaged at work. The economic consequences of this global 'norm' are approximately $7 trillion in lost productivity. 18% are actively disengaged in their work and workplace, while 67% are 'not engaged'. This latter group makes up the majority of the workforce - they are not your worst performers, but they are indifferent to your organization. They give you their time, but not their best effort nor their best ideas. They likely come to work wanting to make a difference, but nobody has ever asked them to use their strengths to make the organisation better.

Jim Harter, Gallup Blog 20 Dec 2017

Follow the link to read the Summary...

The main reasons  for Employees not being happy in their job?

Recent research from the Investors in People Job Exodus Trends: Employee Sentiment Poll shows that many UK employees feel more confident about the jobs market and are ready to make their next move.

The Employee Sentiment Poll recent findings and access to year-on-year trend analysis includes:

  • Job attrition
  • Key factors affecting job happiness and satisfaction
  • Confidence in the job market
  • Employee happiness by location

How do I retain my Employees?

By tracking the likelihood that people are looking to move jobs, the reasons for doing so, and the most attractive benefits that employers offer, this report helps organisations focus on how to retain and recruit the best talent.

Download the full report here: 
Investors in People Report: Job Exodus Trends

"Why are some organisations better at everything?"

Investors in People explored the features of the very best businesses when they developed the sixth generation Investors in People Standard. They discovered that it was the way that some organisations managed employees that made the biggest difference to performance; they discovered that people were key to achieving 'Outperformance' in any sector. 

Find out more about why the Investors in People Standard could be good for your organisation...

How VIP Coaching can help your organisation to embed IiP

VIP Coaching have the experience and a range of tools and methodologies to equip your leaders and managers to ensure a smooth transition to full and effective implementation of the IiP standard ensuring best practice. This, combined with the VIP Strengths First© approach to leading and empowering your workforce, will result in the creation of an environment that translates into a great place to work.

Our Services are designed to help you embed the IiP Standard


Leaders make the organisation's objectives clear. They inspire and motivate people to deliver against these objectives.


Using the Strengths First approach to support real-time performance management and engagement.


Employee's capabilities are actively managed and developed allowing them to realise their full potential and maximise their contribution.


Future-focused and responsive to change, leaders have a clear understanding of the external factors and their impact.

We align your activity to the
9 Principles of the IiP Standard

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    Leading and inspiring people
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    Living the organisation's values
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    Empowering and involving people
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    Managing performance
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    Recognising and rewarding high performance
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    Structuring work
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    Building capability
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    Delivering continuous improvement
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    Creating sustainable success

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Book a 45-minute taster / chemistry coaching session (only available on Thursdays in London or Fridays in West Midlands) £45. This amount will be discounted either off your next session booking or off your 3 x 1-hour sessions booking.

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