KPMG Channel Islands


KPMG Achieves Investors in People Gold

KPMG in the Channel Islands has achieved the Gold standard accreditation in an independent assessment by Investors in People.

The Investors in People (IiP) accreditation is the UK’s leading people management and business improvement standard and the gold accreditation has been awarded to the top 4% of IiP organisations in the UK.

IiP Gold represents achievement of world-class best practice and shows an organisation is operating at the very highest levels of people management practice, using Investors in People to drive the business forward.

Mark Thompson, Chairman of KPMG in the Channel Islands said:

“This is a huge achievement for every member of staff in our Guernsey and Jersey offices and is an endorsement of the type of employer and member of the local community we are proud to be. We are thrilled to have achieved the gold standard.“

Over the three-day assessment period at KPMG’s offices in both Jersey and Guernsey, the IiP Specialist interviewed 30 members of staff across a variety of functions and grades as well as members of the People, Performance and Culture (PPC) team.

From this, the assessment confirmed that KPMG’s staff have clear ownership of the firm’s key priorities and believe it provides excellent opportunities for development.

Mr Thompson said:

“As a company which has placed a great deal of emphasis on our work within the community and our Employer of Choice programme, we were particularly proud that the assessor made specific comments about our dedication to corporate social responsibility and commitment to our staff.”

“We first achieved the accreditation in 2009 and the framework has helped us to not only achieve the best practices we can, but to strive towards excellence in developing and supporting our people – something which is at the core of KPMG’s values.”

Beyond the 39 evidence requirements for Standard accreditation, organisations have the opportunity to be recognised for further achievement with Bronze, Silver and Gold status accreditations available by providing additional evidence. To achieve Gold status, a company must meet a further 126 evidence requirements above that of the standard level.

“KPMG in the Channel Islands is part of a strong global network, but has a great family feel in terms of access to management. It has a very pragmatic approach towards the development of staff and building an environment that will continue to attract great new people, with easy access to learning resources and dynamic, inspirational management,” said Mick Lynch, Investors in People Specialist for assessment centre idg.

“Gold status is reserved for truly exemplary organisations and KPMG is certainly that. It was a pleasure to do the assessment,” he said.

To find out more about Investors in People and how it can help your organisation to realise its people potential, click here to visit the idg website - official Investors in People partner.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by idg .

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