Langley House Trust has been awarded Investors in People Gold status – the highest accolade that the awarding body can give.
The award reflects the commitment of the charity to value its people and provide good leadership and communication. Langley employs about 200 people across the country and secured the coveted status after a thorough assessment of its people management.
The assessment took place in June 2016 and involved Investors in People speaking to 36 employees across the charity including frontline staff, central staff, Project Managers, Area Managers and the Chief Executive. Areas assessed included business strategy, employee engagement and management effectiveness.
Langley achieved 178 out of 196 criteria – more than crossing the threshold for Gold status. Approximately 12,000 organisations apply for the Investors in People standard annually, with less than a quarter of organisations achieving Gold standard. Langley has held Investors in People status since 2007. It achieved Bronze status in 2013 and Silver status in 2014.
The Investors in People Standard was set up in 1991 to define what it takes for organisations to lead, support and manage people well in order to produce sustainable results. The accreditation is held by 14,000 organisations worldwide and is an internationally recognised symbol of excellence in people management.
Speaking about the award, Tracy Wild, CEO, said:
“I am absolutely thrilled that we have secured Investors in People Gold status. It is a great accolade and reflects our determination and commitment to invest in our people. Our charity is all about creating opportunities for men and women coming out of prison to help them transform their lives – by investing in our staff, we enable them to best support our residents and achieve the exceptional results that we do.”
Langley will hold Investors in People Gold status until 2019.