Accreditation | Investors in People

Investors in People is unique, the foundation for a profitable and sustainable organisation with a heritage of nearly 30 years.

During this time it has been recognised internationally as a leading people accreditation, achieved by over 14,000 organisations worldwide, in over 75 countries. Investors in People is delivered exclusively in Scotland by Remarkable.

Delivered in-house and in-person by a skilled, experienced and trusted advisor, its values lies in providing an independent and objective organisational review and in being a flexible and progressive framework tailored to individual needs.

Steeped in up-to-date thinking and practices and with over 75% of Investors in People organisations saying it has had a positive impact on their organisation*, Investors in People is an international recognition of performance and growth.

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"Our client and staff base have grown and we have been able to optimise our efficiency and quality of service provision whilst retaining an engaged workforce.”
- The Keil Centre, working with Remarkable since 2000

“Investing in the long term training and development of our staff has been extremely beneficial... Occupancy results have increased year on year and our TripAdvisor reviews are consistently positive.”
- Stobo Castle, working with Remarkable since 1996 

"Investors in People helps us to attract and retain the best staff"
- Anderson and Strathern, working with Remarkable since 1998

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Nearly two thirds (57%) of organisations think Investors in People helps their staff be more productive.*

And over 75% of Investors in People organisations in Scotland say it has had a positive impact, particularly around employee engagement, learning effectiveness and organisation performance.**

Investors in People supports and challenges organisations to navigate and interpret the opportunities of doing business in the 21st century in innovative and creative ways; opportunities such as technology, succession planning, flexible working; and challenges such as ineffectual decision making, absenteeism, employee disengagement.

By delivering objective and independent insights, stretch and inspiration Investors in People enables ambitious organisations innovate and maintain their competitive edge to deliver outstanding client experiences and increase prosperity.

Investors in People is not about paperwork nor is it an audit or a rigid assessment. It is about listening to organisations, talking to them and becoming their critical friend to develop action orientated, positive solutions that are unique and fit for purpose. It recognises employer brands that are committed to looking after their people, engaging them and building trust - it is the only international standard that aligns ambition and people. 


*(Source: Investors in People, Community Interest Company, UK)

**(Source: IIP Impact Research, University of Glasgow, 2015)

Award levels

There are 4 levels of award - Standard, Silver, Gold and Platinum (top 1% of organisations). Within each of these there 4 levels of “maturity” (Developed, Established, Advanced and High Performing). Each level is more progressive and challenging than the next and each award is a fantastic recognition in its own right.

Online survey

Organisations can work towards the full accreditation; or they can choose to participate in IIP40 – the Investors in People online survey containing 40 questions. The survey enables organisations to measure the impact of what they are doing by independently collating anonymous feedback from across the business. It provides initial solutions on what’s working well and where organisations can improve.

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