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Vauxhall awarded Investors in People gold standard

Vauxhall Motors' attention to the abilities and well-being of its staff has been rewarded with an enhancement to the Investors in People standard it achieved in 2012.

It has now been given the gold award by IIP in acknowledgement of its "demonstration of true commitment to its employees as well as a solid foundation of excellent practice across the organisation".

Phil Millward, human resources director at Vauxhall Motors, said: “Since achieving the Investors in People Standard across all sites back in 2012, I made it Vauxhall’s aim to achieve the gold award.

"I am delighted that this year Vauxhall has achieved the highest award and been recognised for its ongoing efforts as a high performing organisation.  The award recognises our objective to be a workplace of choice for all employees and our strong and constant focus on the people.”

Paul Devoy, head of IIP, said: “Such a high level of accreditation is the sign of great people management practice, and the organisation should be extremely proud of its achievement. Vauxhall Motors’ internal celebration event this month also demonstrates its strong commitment to its people and recognising success.”

Vauxhall Motors employs around 3,500 people in the UK. It is one of more than 25,000 organisations working with Investors in People in the UK and can now display the Investors in People gold logo.

An organisation needs to meet IIP's 39 evidence requirements to achieve the standard accreditation, covering such areas as business strategy, learning and development, people management, management effectiveness, recognition and rewards and performance measurement.

Higher levels of accreditation are based on demonstrating best practice by meeting additional evidence requirements. For gold there is an additional 126 evidence requirements.

Video: Vauxhall Motors’ Investors in People journey to Gold accreditation.

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