Nedbank Private Wealth has had good reason to celebrate.
It has been reaccredited with the prestigious Gold status from Investors in People (IIP).
But at the same time it has also achieved an almost perfect score against the framework, which determines areas of people management excellence within a business.
Gold is the highest level of accreditation awarded and places the company in the top 7 per cent of IIP accredited organisations across the UK.
The IIP assessment stated: ‘Nedbank Private Wealth’s achievement in retaining and building further on its Gold Investors in People status is exceptional and it is a tremendous achievement for Nedbank Private Wealth to meet virtually the entire Investors in People Framework.’
This was the fourth successful review since the bank was first awarded the Investors in People Standard in 2002.
The assessment took place over two days in its offices in the Isle of Man, Jersey and London, and included interviews with staff as well as various reviews of the bank’s systems and processes.
In addition, the IIP report added: ‘It was very positive to see that existing approaches have been sustained, further developed and improved, which is often a challenge for organisations, especially when they are already Gold status.
‘Nedbank Private Wealth makes sustainability look effortless through the gradual enhancement of existing initiatives.’
Lynn Kelly, senior training executive at Nedbank Private Wealth, said: ‘Our retention of Gold and the observations of the assessors reinforce the power of collaboration around our business and the amazing efforts of our staff who continually seek to improve and further develop our business.
‘We are delighted to retain IIP Gold as it provides an independent, strong endorsement that a continued focus on the needs of our staff directly results in a top performing business for our clients.
‘We continue to promote the Investors in People values in our pursuit of high quality service levels, innovation and client satisfaction.’
Launched in 1991, Investors in People is owned and managed by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
Over the last 20 years plus, Investors in People has helped more than 100,000 businesses around the world improve, using their accreditation framework to boost working culture, increase employee engagement and encourage game-changing leadership.