Friday, May 25, 2012
Ayr College has been celebrating being awarded Silver Status in the Investors in People Framework - an accolade achieved by just a handful of organisations in Scotland. This week Peter Russian Chief Executive of Investors in People Scotland visited the college to present the award.
Mr Russian stated; “Ayr College has shown a real and tangible commitment to improvement which is demonstrated in their achievement of Silver status. That this has been achieved against a backdrop of challenging times is even more impressive, and illustrates that investing in people isn’t a luxury, but an essential characteristic of successful organisations”.
A rigorous assessment involving over 50 staff resulted in the College receiving the status which is currently held by just 29 organisations across the country. Director of HR Kerry Kirk explains; “We were assessed across 110 areas and of these only one was identified as requiring further development, resulting in a score of 99.1%. There are 1,300 organisations in Scotland who meet IIP standards, but currently only 2.2% of them have Silver Status, with even less achieving Gold. Ayr College is recognised as being a sector leader in people management and we are firmly committed to continuing to improve our performance through our people.”
Peter Russian Chief Executive of Investors in People Scotland visits Ayr College to present the Silver IIP award. L to R: Kerry Kirk, Director HR, Peter Russian, Chief Executive IIP and Diane Rawlinson, Ayr College Principal.
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