Populus is delighted to announce that it has received the Silver accreditation from Investors in People.

Investors in People is an internationally recognised accreditation which sets the standard for better people management. It is underpinned by a rigorous assessment methodology and a framework which reflects the very latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures.

Populus excels in values, talent and performance

The Investors in People accreditation is made up of 9 indicators, each under one of three Criteria – Lead, Supporting and Improving. Investors in People highlighted several key areas of strength for the company.

Populus performed particularly well in the Living the Organisations’ Values and Behaviour indicator; the assessment found the values – Trusted, Expert, Enquiring and Ambitious – to be truly embedded in the organisation.

This has been achieved from the tremendous work that has taken place at all levels including raising awareness through meetings, inductions, staff awards, and also the managers re-enforcing in team and 1-1 meetings.

Populus also excelled in the Identification and Nurturing of Talent indicator. Good examples of this include the number of interns that have successfully progressed in the organisation. The support and investment in enabling people to achieve professional qualifications in addition to a programme of skills development modules is clearly motivational.

Managing Performance and Structuring Work were also indicators that performed well and it is evident that people are very clear of their role and responsibilities.

The Investors in People report also showed an impressive approach to ensuring there is a focus on the external environment and the impact this has on the organisation. This is evident, in particular with the commitment to supporting charities.

Michael Simmonds, Chief Executive of Populus comments:

“We are proud to have received Silver accreditation from Investors in People.

It is a significant accomplishment and a marker of progress towards our aim of being recognised as an excellent employer.

Populus is nothing without its people and our commitment to them is to ensure that they can build great careers here and work in a friendly and supportive environment focused on delivering critical knowledge to our clients.”

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