Hunter people: the company's greatest asset.

Hunter leads as investor in people

Published:  21 July, 2009

LONDON: Not content with the Investors in People status that it has held for 11 years, Hunter Plastics has upped the ante by achieving Investors in People Profile status, marking it out as a leader in the sector. 

The company achieved exceptional levels of achievements in many categories, once again proving its commitment to quality and improvement, and attaining Silver Status in additional recognition of its outstanding performance.

The company was assessed in 192 criteria across the business and benchmarked against other companies in many different sectors. Hunter demonstrated "a culture of continuous improvement which was clearly understood by all" to the assessors.

Managing director Brian Blanchard believes the award is more than a certificate to hang on the wall. "This is not just a badge, it is about having a true people culture throughout the business," he commented at the awards ceremony.

"We were delighted that the IIP assessors recognised that everybody here takes a pride in what they do and that continuous improvement is an integral part of the Hunter culture."

Sue Payne, head of operations people development at Fujitsu Services, an IIP champion company, presented Hunter with the Silver Profile award.

"People are a company's greatest asset and it is important that companies keep challenging themselves with regards to how they manage their people,” she said.

“Hunter should be proud of this achievement and I hope that the company will continue to strive to improve."

Investors in People Profile uses a far wider range of assessment criteria than are contained in the IIP Standard and is structured around 10 indicators of good practice.

It benchmarks an organisation against other leading companies of all sizes and sectors. The results are designed to show an organisation where it is performing well and highlights areas for improvement for future focus. 

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