SB Connect Winter 2016

Council recognised as an Investor in People

Although some of the Council’s services had individually achieved Investors in People recognition, this was a first attempt for the full Council.

Peter Russian, Chief Executive of IIP Scotland, said: “Scottish Borders Council has demonstrated a fundamental belief and commitment to its employees. To attain the Investors in People Standard, organisations have to follow our 10-point guide. In essence this is good practice, but in reality it’s one of the hardest things to get right.”

Raymond Boland from IIP, who lead the Council assessment, added: “Achieving Investor in People recognition has provided Scottish Borders Council with a solid base to improve overall performance through continually seeking to develop, implement and effectively review the impact of good people management and development practices.”