Social landlord Isos Housing, which manages almost 12,000 homes in the North East, has achieved a coveted silver Investors in People accreditation.
The Newcastle-based not for profit company earned the recognition following a week-long visit by an assessor, who looked at everything from training and staff development to employee engagement. Most organisations signing up for the first time with Investors in People achieve only basic level accreditation, or occasionally a bronze award.
Isos chief executive Keith Loraine said: “Even in our most optimistic moments we had hoped we might achieve a bronze award, so when it was announced that we’d been awarded silver, we were absolutely ecstatic. This magnificent award is something we should all take great pride in, and we won’t stop here – we now start our preparations to achieve gold.”
Darren Lawlor, from idg, the official partner for Investors in People in the North of England, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Isos Housing and I would like to congratulate the team on their commitment to people development and continuous improvement. At Investors in People North of England, we are committed to working with organisations of all sizes and sectors to improve, develop and grow.
“A proven organisational development framework, Investors in People is designed to help organisations and their people realise their potential, enhance performance and meet goals.”