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Investors in People

Oakwood International are proud holders of the coveted Investors in People (IiP) accreditation.

By Fleur Blanford

Fleur is Oakwood's Head of International Studies and works in our UK Office
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Investors in People are ‘The Standard for People Management’. IiP is recognised across the World and organisations who are accredited demonstrate they achieve excellence in the leadership, support and management of their people. Oakwood International is currently undergoing the three yearly re-accreditation and we are ready for the process to begin!

Judged against 9 standards, organisations must provide evidence that they inspire; instil values; empower; measure performance; reward; collaborate; build capability; continually improve and create an environment for success.

This sounds like quite a challenge but, as with everything we do, Oakwood International are fully prepared and looking forward to putting our evidence together for the re-accreditation process.  For  each of the standards we must ensure that we are fully aware of what is required of us as an organisation and for individuals.

Despite this formal re-assessment, Oakwood strive to continually maintain the IiP standards. One of the ways in which this is achieved is by the completion of self-assessment or Continual Professional Development (CPD) Records and Plans. At Oakwood International the entire team (including the CEO and MD) complete their CPD twice a year and this forms the basis of their objectives moving forward.  

For Oakwood, the re-accreditation process is not a ‘tick the box’ exercise. It is a genuine opportunity for the organisation to review our procedures and reflect on what we do. The entire team are encouraged and empowered to participate throughout. We have all been attending workshops , discussion sessions and enjoyed the input from our dedicated IiP adviser.  Both the UK and Dubai Teams have been heavily involved in the process and it has been of real value to work together in a common understanding of what, as a successful organisation, we are aiming to achieve.

So, we are welcoming the re-accreditation and are certain that we will attain our goals not only for IiP but for our continued growth in a happy and successful company.

 Contact Oakwood to discuss how our CIPD qualification programmes can help your organisation.  We are also very happy to discuss consultancy or bespoke programmes to help your HR, L&D and senior management teams.

Email us at: info@oakwooddubai.ae or call us on +971 4 359 9020.