Amey, one of the UK’s leading public services companies, has achieved the Investors in People silver award for its successful approach to managing employees’ needs.
Investors in People’s framework has recently been extended to provide greater stretch and challenge as well as providing further recognition to reflect additional achievement. Under the new structure, Investors in People have introduced additional Bronze, Silver and Gold recognition, designed to celebrate success and identify areas for improvement.
Amey achieving Investors in People Silver status shows a forward thinking and expansive approach to cascading best practice through every level of the organisation. It demonstrates a progressive approach to business improvement through people and as at July 2009 less than 1 in 100 of recognised organisations has achieved this.
Over nine days the Investors in People assessors travelled to 14 of Amey’s sites, including Birmingham, Oxford, Bedfordshire and Glasgow, to interview more than 300 people throughout the organisation.
The results showed that Amey values were well embedded into every aspect of the business and that employees were continually inspired and motivated by their managers to improve their own performance.
Mel Ewell Chief Executive of Amey commented:
“Employee engagement is a critical issue for Amey if we are to continually improve our service to the customer and ultimately the public.
“Being one of the first organisations to be awarded silver status by Investors in People shows how committed we are to supporting our employees and making sure we recruit and retain the best people.”
Amey not only received the prestigious silver award, but were also commended on their exceptional performance, going above and beyond the minimum standards required. A number of improvements have been made over the last year within the organisation to ensure employee engagement continues to remain a key focus of the Amey business.