We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the Gold Standard for Investors in People. Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve high performing and sustainable results. We are celebrating our 21st year as an Investor in People and are proud of the teamwork, commitment and sheer quality of performance which has resulted in our Gold award at the new standard.
We have always been first and foremost committed to providing a happy and supportive working environment in which our employees can succeed as a result of the skills and values they learn with us. That they can deliver such outstanding results and that we can have such a good time doing it, is almost beyond belief. Congratulations and thanks to everyone for making languagematters such an amazing place to work.
Sherine Maas, the independent Investor in People Assessor sums it up beautifully in the following quotes from our report:
“There is a very clear vision for the company led by a passionate leadership – “To be the most valued, knowledgeable and indispensable recruitment partner in the language recruitment field”. People understand and are committed to the ambition, share the values and believe this is a very good company. There are excellent communications and consultation, high levels of trust, investment in skills underpinned by clear procedures and protocols. People are engaged in changing and improving their job roles, set clear goals and objectives through performance management regular and constructive reviews, all accompanied by high quality formal and informal development. The focus is on building high performing teams, close to both candidates and clients, providing service standards that reflect and build the company’s brand and persona. In a complex sector within challenging legal, political and business environment these strengths are a critical foundation for embracing the changes which are vital to its future success.
The depth and breadth of the evidence in this assessment provides a clear picture of a strong business creating positive outcomes through a range of excellent working practices. The evidence points to an outstanding leadership, committed, motivated staff working in a positive working environment underpinned by strong values and an enduring ethos, focused on growing people, quality and excellence and sustainability. The people, systems and processes in place continue to drive the business forward in a sustainable way, leading people to be optimistic and committed to its future success.”