Posted 27 April 2011
Harper Adams University College’s continued support for its staff has been rewarded with the renewal of its Investors in People (IIP) accreditation.
IIP is a national training standard that aims to help organisations achieve their objectives through the training and development of their people. Harper Adams has received whole-institution recognition for this commitment since 2003.
IIP sets out levels of good practice for the training, development and motivation of staff, and these are rated through a series of one-to-one interviews with an IIP assessor.
Earlier this year, 52 Harper Adams employees were interviewed by an IIP Assessor, who found that:
• Harper Adams has a clear vision and mission, underpinned by strategic priorities, which most people could explain in their own words.
• People trust members of the executive and senior manager to make appropriate decisions to ensure the on-going viability of the organisation
• There was a high level of support for learning and development throughout the institution, with many examples of individuals developing their knowledge and skills in a wide range of disciplines
• Communications were good, with a variety of opportunities to both give and receive updates and feedback
• The majority of people feel they are recognised for doing a good job and people receive regular, informal praise and thanks from their line manager.
Harper Adams Principal Dr David Llewellyn said: “We are delighted with the outcome of our assessment which shows that we continue to perform at a nationally recognised standard in terms of developing and supporting our staff. Universities are all about people – and we have a dedicated and committed staff who work hard to ensure that our academic activities, and the experience we provide for our students, are amongst the best in the higher education sector.”