London’s QEII Centre is celebrating after being presented with the highly-coveted Investors in People ‘Silver Standard’ award.
The Investors in People Standard is a framework of best practice, awarded to well-run organisations that meet set criteria in areas including learning and development, leadership skills, as well as recognition and reward.
To achieve the Silver Standard Award, employees of QEII completed an online survey and members of the team were randomly selected for interviews with the assessor, in which they were asked how they felt about working at QEII and the company’s vision and values.
The Investors in People assessor saw the motivation and enthusiasm of the QEII team shine through, acknowledging the hard work and dedication in delivering the venue’s vision to be acclaimed as London’s finest specialist events venue, with a global reputation for excellence, superb client partnership working and the delivery of successful, creative, professional and innovative events.
QEII was first accredited by Investors in People in 1998. Once an organisation has achieved the Core Standard they are encouraged to strive to reach a higher level of accreditation (silver, gold or platinum) to better themselves by demonstrating further evidence to meet tougher criteria.
Raj Pragji, HR director at the QEII Centre said: “Only 24% of Investors in People accredited organisations achieve Silver or Gold status, so I’m really proud to say that QEII Centre is one of the prestigious few. We’ve worked very hard over the past 24 months to engage staff with our Transforming Together Change Programme and it’s really paid off, resulting in us being in an incredibly strong market position. It’s great that we’ve been recognised for going above and beyond in such a key area of people management.’
“To ensure QEII remains a truly great place to work we plan to continue our process of improving and evolving and will most certainly be applying for entry into the Gold Standard over the next three years. We will be constantly reviewing how we operate and look after our people to make sure we remain acclaimed as London’s finest specialist events venue.”
Chief executive Mark Taylor added: “The award represents a huge achievement for us and reflects all the hard work that goes into making the Centre a great place to work, and a fantastic place for our clients to hold events and conferences.”
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