Building a successful business is a significant achievement. Gaining accreditation is a great way to consolidate your business and recognise your achievements.
It will also ensure that you maintain your momentum.
Benefits of accrediting your business
Research has shown that accredited businesses:
- have greater sustainability
- are more profitable
- gain a competitive edge
- manage change better
Investors in People
Investors in People (IIP) helps you make the most of your people by giving you the means to develop a positive culture and getting employees fully engaged with the aims of your business.
Achieving the award sends a powerful message about how much you value your people and the part they play in your shared success.
IIP is a people management excellence framework that provides you with principles to guide your day to day practices in leading, managing and developing your people.
The framework focuses on the importance of great leadership and improved internal communication to allow you to tap into the full extent of your people's skills and capabilities.
IIP practitioners can work with you to look at your current performance as well as where you want to be in the future. Through them you can access a range of people management knowledge and resources to support how you respond to the demands of a changing workforce, fluctuating economy and increasing customer expectations.
The independent assessment process offers a valuable insight into the opportunities for improvement as well as realising the potential of your people and your business.
Healthy Working Wales: The Corporate Health Standard & The Small Workplace Health Award
An initiative for employers to improve the health of the workforce and their organisation.
Businesses are able to access support and advice to develop health, well-being and safety initiatives in the workplace, through the Corporate Health Standard (CHS) and ‘Small Workplace Health Award’ (SWHA).
The CHS is awarded to businesses that employ more than 50 people; the SWHA is for smaller workplaces employing fewer than 50 people.
The awards programme aims to improve health and well-being at work, reduce the impact of ill health at work and encourage early intervention to rehabilitate those who have become ill or injured, through working with employers This also helps to increase organisational performance and productivity.
The awards are presented to public, private and third sector organisations implementing practices to promote the health and well-being of their employees. The free service is delivered by Public Health Wales.
Like other workplace quality initiatives, it is a progressive programme and organisations are reassessed every three years. The work to achieve the standard is consistent with the business excellence model, which drives quality and organisational development in many organisations.
Your business/organisation will be assessed for the Awards by a small panel of independent assessors.
The criteria and guidelines for Corporate Health Standard awards are available on the Healthy Working Wales website.
Wales Green Energy Awards 2017
The Wales Green Energy Awards acknowledge the contributions of outstanding or innovative companies, organisations and groups or individuals in the green energy industry in Wales.