Belfast Trust becomes an Investor in People

05/04/2010

The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust has now been successfully assessed against the Investors in People national quality standard and received its accreditation from the Department of Employment and Learning on 22 March 2010. Accreditation is held for a 3 year period.

The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust has now been successfully assessed against the Investors in People national quality standard and received its accreditation from the Department of Employment and Learning on 22 March 2010.  Accreditation is held for a 3 year period.

What is the Investors in People (IIP) Standard?

The standard provides a framework that helps organisations to improve performance and realise objectives through the effective management and development of their people.

For us to succeed in our organisational mission, we need to ensure that all of our people have the right knowledge, skills and motivation to work efficiently. The standard helps us to do this by providing a framework for us to assess and further develop our people processes and approaches.

What’s in it for Service Users?

Service users and their families can be reassured that the Belfast Trust operates to externally accredited standards and that we ensure that our staff have the necessary skills and training to do their jobs. Investment in our staff means that ultimately we can improve upon the service that we deliver.

    What’s in it for Employees?

    Employees in organisations that achieve the standard may see benefits such as:

    • A good working environment
    • Recognition and development
    • Pride in being part of a successful organisation
    • Good quality training, learning and development when required
    • Improved job satisfaction
    • Better communication
    • Skill and career development opportunities
    • Increased responsibility and involvement

    Ultimately we believe that implementation of the standard assists us to develop a competent and confident workforce, comprised of a skilled community of effective leaders and managers who consistently deliver on agreed clinical, social care and corporate outcomes for the benefit of patients and clients.