Insignia Resourcing Limited Awarded Investors In People
Posted 02 February 2015 | 0 Comments
Insignia Resourcing are a resourcing/recruitment company who provide their services mainly within the engineering industry covering a variety of sectors and disciplines. They have a registered office in Chester and offices in both North Wales and Manchester and have recently been awarded the Investors in People Wales Accreditation.
On speaking with Phill Jones, Director and one of the founders of Insignia Resourcing, Phill had this to say:
In the early months of 2014, I met Janet Webster an “Investors in People” Specialist of JWHR Consulting and WebStarHR at a seminar Janet was hosting in North Wales on Investors in People. I was hooked and from that moment on I felt it was the right time to put the business through the Investors in People standard. Janet managed to obtain funding for us from the Welsh Assembly Government which meant we could engage Janet as our Investors in People Consultant.
Gone are the days of lots of paperwork, reading an untold numbers of documents along with completing what could only be described as reams of official paper work, it is actually a very streamlined and smooth process. We actually found working towards the accreditation slightly easier than we expected as most of our company procedures and policies met the standard and in a number of cases exceeded them. From start to finish the process took around 8 months to complete which included frequent meetings with Janet either in person or via video conferencing.
We had our final assessment in November 2014 which lasted a number of hours and I am pleased to say we achieved the standard expected by Investors in People Wales. As a company and for me personally we are extremely proud of what we have achieved and we believe it shows our professional standing and commitment to our clients and those within the company. As we completed the Investors in People through the Welsh Assembly Government we are able to display the accreditation bilingually, English and Welsh.
We are very grateful and thankful for the support of Janet Webster, also a Chamber member under WebStarHR and for the continued and excellent support of all the staff in the West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce office in Chester. We look forward to continuing our journey with Investors in People to reach the ultimate standard.
On contacting Janet Webster, she had this to add:
Insignia’s Investors in People accreditation is so well deserved. When I first met Phill Jones the company was very young, but the team are so committed to high standards of service and they have the passion for excellence that many organisations dream of. It made working with the team very easy as they committed to action plans and timelines and did everything that was needed. The commitment to put in place good people management practice was never an issue as we worked through the Investors in People Standard, all the time linking it to Insignia’s own business priorities. Congratulations to Phill and the Insignia team. I believe Investors in People is a more than an accreditation. It is also a continuous improvement journey that helps organisation be successful. I work with Investors in People overseas as well as in Wales and the CEO of one of our Philippines clients – a cooperative with 40,000 owner members – recently said ‘It was so clever of the UK to come up with Investors in People. It really helps organisations to have a global good practice Standard to work to.” The Welsh Government has been helping Wales based organisations gain the accreditation for many years. Probably many do not realise they are part of a growing international community. Having had the privilege of working with Insignia Resourcing I have no doubt that they will be successful in growing and in achieving higher levels of Investors in People accreditation.