SGS and its Continuing Journey Towards Excellence in People Management Through IiP Accreditation
“Since 1991 Investors in People has set the standard for better people management. Their internationally recognised accreditation is held by 14,000 organisations across the world. The Standard defines what it takes to lead, support & manage people well for sustainable results. At the heart of Investors in People is a simple assessment framework which reflects the best practices in high performance working.” - IiP Website
One of the goals for this year of SGS in the Philippines is the attainment of IiP’s Gold Standard. We, at SGS in the Philippines, are very delighted to have our journey with IiP which started 4 years ago.
In 2011, after our first assessment, SGS in the Philippines was conferred as an IiP Recognized Organization. Maintaining our motivation for our employees, two years after in 2014, we achieved the IiP Silver Accreditation. This year, 2016, our journey continues as we aim to achieve IiP Gold!
For the past five years, driven by a team of motivated and engaged employees, we have had continuous growth in terms of revenue and profitability. Over the past four years, our average attrition rate has been pegged at 11% and our latest Global Employee Engagement Index was at 77% against that of the Global norm of 69%.
Last March 15, the IiP Generation 6 Management Workshop was done. This workshop highlights the new version of IiP in attaining this internationally-recognized accreditation with updates and revisions based on the features of leading organizations across the world.
The workshop was facilitated by Janet P. Webster, Chairperson of IiP Philippines. The workshop gave a fresh perspective on people strategy, on what makes organizations high performing and developing one’s own people strategy and how you know if your strategy is working.
There will be more of these initiatives coming our way as we enjoin our people towards our journey of IiP Gold.
Get a copy of the new standard here.
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 85,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,800 offices and laboratories around the world.