Investors in people
Investors in People Gold
One of only five UK universities to be accredited with Investors in People GOLD status in recognition of the engagement of our staff in delivering the University’s vision, values and strategy, and our commitment to a culture of empowerment and professional development
The University first achieved Investors in People (IiP) recognition in 1999. We are committed to the IiP standard and use its principles and practices as our framework for best practice and to continuously improve our organisational development.
During the extensive review assessors met with over 150 staff over a fortnight. The staff was drawn from the Vice-Chancellors Office, School of Science & Engineering, School of Social Sciences & Law, School of Arts & Media, Human Resources, Finance, Academic Registry. The assessors also observed a range of the University’s development activities and events.
Professor Graham Henderson CBE, Teesside University’s Vice-Chancellor, said: 'This is an absolutely fantastic achievement, and to achieve this level of recognition during such changing and uncertain times is especially significant.
'The Investors in People award is about ‘people’ and this recognition is down to everyone who works at Teesside University. However, a large part of the framework looks at the learning and development support we provide for all of our staff and so I would like to place on record my huge thanks to Beverly Simpson and her team in Department for Learning Development for their exceptional commitment and support.
'This outcome says a huge amount about our organisation, and is a great tribute to the University and its entire staff. The award also adds to the University’s recent accolades, notably being awarded the title of University of the Year by the Times Higher.'
Beverly Simpson, Deputy Director of the University’s Department for Learning & Development, said: 'The University has a diverse and dedicated staff and our Department always strives to provide learning and development opportunities at all levels. This Gold standard is an achievement to be shared by the whole University community.
Setting the standard
The IiP standard has three key principles:
- Plan - an IiP organisation develops effective strategies to improve the performance of the organisation through its people
- Do - an IiP organisation then takes action to improve the performance of the organisation through its people
- Review - an IiP organisation can demonstrate the impact of its investment in people on the performance of the organisation.