CT Skills Awarded Investors in People Silver Status @admin Industry News East Midlands based training provider, CT Skills has successfully been awarded with the prestigious Investors in People (IiP) silver status. “92% of employees agreed it was a great place to work and has a bright future.” With centres across Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield and Chesterfield, the family run firm has now been certified until 2020 and will join 500 businesses’ across the UK with the same accreditation. IiP aim to provide a best practice people management standard, defining what it means to lead, manage and support people will for sustainable results within a business. The IiP assessor attended CT Skills’ centres across the East Midlands, where the overall report specifically highlighted the positivity and buzz across sites, along with the employees main focus and commitment to ensuring learners have the best experience. Within the report, IiP compiled interviews and surveys with employees across the business, this successfully concluded that over 94% of respondents said their work was interesting and utilised their capabilities, one individual who was interviewed, said; “This job keeps refreshing itself- I just get so much back from what I do.” Chief Executive Officer, Alex Ford said; “I am extremely proud of our achievement. It really demonstrates the great strides CT Skills has taken to continuously improve the company through our people. The company values have been fully embraced by all and definitely drive decision making, with 98% of employees agreeing that their day-to-day behaviour reflects our values.” Human Resources Manager, Gemma Tovey commented; “We are delighted to have achieved the silver IiP accreditation and it really is a testament to our employees. This shows the hard work and commitment of our staff, and how together we have created a great place to work. A real highlight for me was how we continue to improve our people management and development practices, we were very close to achieving gold, so our aim is to skip straight to platinum in 2020!” All of the people interviewed were very positive about their experience of working at CT Skills, which was further reinforced by the online assessment results carried out, here 92% of employees agreed that it was a great place to work and has a bright future.