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Seetec’s golden success

Employment and skills specialist Seetec has achieved the Gold Investors in People Award for the second time, confirming its position among the top seven per cent of accredited organisations across the UK.

The award demonstrates Seetec’s commitment to high performance through good people management. IiP recognised the organisation’s well-structured and well-communicated learning and development opportunities, showing that its expertise in helping other organisations to develop their workforce skills is reflected in-house.

The IiP report stated: There are regular checks to ensure that the learning and development is appropriate and effective in meeting the needs. People are keen to learn and keep ahead to ensure that Seetec’s high standards are maintained. Continuous improvement is the norm with ideas very much encouraged.”

Seetec has also been re-awarded IiP’s Health and Wellbeing award, which assesses practices within the organisation to promote physical, psychological and social wellbeing.

Sasha Ashton, Seetec Group HR Director (pictured holding the Gold Award certificate), said: “This is a great achievement, particularly as IiP has significantly raised the benchmark for Gold accreditation since our last assessment and, as an organisation, we have been through a period of significant change.

“The award demonstrates our commitment to building a high performing culture and a working environment that positively contributes to the overall health and wellbeing of our employees. It’s great that IiP recognised our managers’ ability to motivate and empower their teams and how dedicated all employees are in putting their customers and colleagues at the heart of everything they do.”

Seetec started life 33 years ago in South Essex and has grown and diversified to provide employment, skills, welfare and rehabilitation services across the UK and Ireland. Seetec has been committed to Investors in People accreditation for more than 18 years, first gaining IiP status in February 2000. It achieved “Gold” in its previous assessment in March 2016 and added the Health and Wellbeing award in December 2016.

Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. It enables organisations to benchmark against the best in the business.

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Seetec. Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success.”

John Baumback, Seetec Managing Director (pictured centre with the HR team) added: “This is a reflection of the hard work and dedication our teams have invested in the business, creating an environment where people want to do the best for our customers. We will continue to put people, both customers and employees, at the heart of our business.

“I am particularly pleased that our corporate responsibility efforts have been recognised in the assessment as these are a key part of our culture and values and shone through in the feedback from our people”.

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