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YHA YHA (England & Wales) awarded prestigious Investors in People Gold standard
    13/02/2013 09:10

YHA (England & Wales) awarded prestigious Investors in People Gold standard

YHA (England & Wales) has established itself as one the UK’s top employers after being awarded Investors in People (IiP) Gold standard - one of the highest honours given to a company following continued improvement in performance and the development of staff.

The achievement of the Gold standard now puts the youth hostelling charity in the top 2% of organisations across the UK that have achieved the prestigious accolade.

Prior to achieving the Gold standard, only 12 months earlier YHA was awarded IiP Silver status.

The Gold standard is only given to organisations who can demonstrate excellence in developing and supporting their staff and follows after rigorous reporting and review by an independent assessor.

The independent assessment and report, which covered 1500 staff across 150 locations, praised YHA saying: “One of the results is that the overwhelming number of people now say, unequivocally, that the YHA is a GREAT place to work.”

The organisation was also commended in the IiP report for “the strong feeling of wellbeing” amongst employees.

Delighted at the charity’s achievement YHA (England & Wales) Chief Executive Caroline White commented: “We are thrilled to receive the Gold award for Investors in People. It’s a great result and it’s really pleasing that staff see YHA as a great place to work. It is an achievement on the part of all of YHA and just confirms what our members and customers say – that our people help make us really special."

The award of IiP Gold standard follows the naming of YHA (England & Wales) as one of the East Midlands’ best employers in the regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards and National Training Awards 2012.

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