Skills in Healthcare awarded Investors in People Platinum Standard.



Skills in Healthcare, the contract sales arm of Alliance Healthcare, has achieved the Investors in People Platinum Standard.

The internationally recognised accreditation is the sign of a great employer and an outperforming place to work. The IIP Platinum accreditation is the highest accolade that can be achieved against the Investors in People Standard and is currently held by only 1% of IIP accredited organisations. The Standard is underpinned by a rigorous assessment methodology and framework where the assessor explored the processes and systems.In order to secure the accreditation, evidence was gathered and assessed via employee and candidate interviews carried out by the Investors in People assessor.

Paul Fowler, Head of Skills in Healthcare, said:"I am really proud of my team in achieving this external recognition. In 2016 we achieved a Gold standard so to go one better and reach Platinum this time is a great way to demonstrate to our clients just how great all our Skills in Healthcare people are."

Comments from Investors in People:

  • They are an example of an organisation that has delivered continued business growth since Skills in Healthcare's inception in 2011.

  • The team truly embraced the principles of IiP and strived to provide effective people management and development in order to achieve high levels of engagement across all its teams.

  • Impressed with the style of leadership (at all levels) that encourages and supports effective collaboration, an inclusive approach.

  • A real sense of a ‘family feel' amongst the wider Skills in Healthcare team – made even more remarkable by the fact that a large proportion of people are ‘field based' and therefore work remotely on a day-to-day basis.

  • There was also an overwhelming sense of genuine pride, engagement and commitment from the staff – people enjoy working for the organisation and clearly want it to be a success