Our Investors in People accreditation is important to us because our people and our talent are our fundamental company values. For us, Investors in People is all about encouraging good people management. At Colas some of the ways we approach this is through our induction, training, career development, mentoring, appraisals, business improvement initiatives and employee forums.
Other important factors are involving teams in objective setting and decision making where possible, and encouraging our people to contribute to continuous improvement, through communicating our vision and purpose.
We also recognise the benefits from operating to the Investors in Peoples guidelines,:
- It helps our people to become customer focused, allowing us to meet our customers' needs and thoroughly understanding their objectives.
- It helps us to provide the right knowledge and information to our people so they remain motivated, can work efficiently and adapt to change.
- We attract, recruit and retain talented people who are visionary, passionate and value the importance of innovation in business.
- Our entire management team are engaged, involved and endorse these guidelines.
Working in accordance to the Investors in People standard has provided us with improved business performance, development of our people and effective and efficient internal systems and processes.