South Norfolk Council celebrates high accolade in people management

South Norfolk Council chief executive Sandra Dinneen. Picture: Courtesy South Norfolk Council

South Norfolk Council chief executive Sandra Dinneen. Picture: Courtesy South Norfolk Council - Credit: Archant

A council is celebrating after being awarded an 'Investors In People Platinum' accreditation, one of the highest accolades for people management.

The accreditation given to South Norfolk Council has previously only been achieved by handful of organisations across the country.

Sandra Dinneen, the council's chief executive, said: 'This is a great achievement for South Norfolk Council, made even more special as it recognises the hard work and progression of the whole team.

'I'm delighted that the drive, ambition and achievements of our staff has translated into the recognition that South Norfolk is one of the highest performing councils in the country.'

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said South Norfolk was only the second in the country to get the accreditation.

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He said: 'Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success. South Norfolk Council should be extremely proud of their achievement.'

The standard is made up of nine indicators, each sitting under one of three criteria: leading, supporting and improving.

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Organisations are assessed on how closely they meet these criteria with four stages of progression: 'developed', 'established', 'advanced' and 'high-performing'.

For the platinum accreditation all of the indicators must be achieved, with at least seven of the nine at the high-performing level.

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.

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