Distributor Brightstar has achieved its Investors in People accreditation achieving bronze level after the first assessment.
Only 16% of UK employers are accredited with Investors in People, and only 7% of those ever manage to achieve the bronze standard.
In order to become accredited, an organisation needs to meet 39 evidence requirements which include leadership, management, training and development of staff.
Clare Jupp, director of people development, said: “We have been working towards our Investors in People accreditation for just three months and we were fast tracked to our first assessment.
“To bypass the ‘standard’ level and achieve bronze level first time was a fantastic achievement.
“We have worked incredibly hard to implement our People Development strategy over the last three years, so using the Investors in People framework was the perfect way to measure our success and ‘investment’ and to ensure that Brightstar is the great and successful place to work that we want it to be.
“Our assessor stated that out of the 800 companies he has assessed, Brightstar was the best that he had seen.”
Indeed, Brightstar is delighted that the assessor will be returning on 23rd November for a two day visit to ‘test’ the organisation at gold level.
To achieve this prestigious accolade, Brightstar will need to demonstrate competence and evidence against a further 93 standards.
If this award is achieved, Essex-based Brightstar will join only 1.5% of businesses in the entire country which hold the gold standard for Investors in People.