Putting its people first has enabled ECT Charity to retain a nationally-accredited award.
ECT Charity was awarded the nationally-accredited Investors in People Standard award for its development, support and motivation of staff in August 2009. Accreditation for this standard is retained on an indefinite basis, with the proviso that reviews take place every three years. In November 2013, the Investors in People auditor visited ECT Charity as part of this review and the charity continues to retain this impressive accreditation.
The Investors in People framework helped ECT Charity demonstrate its commitment to the on-going development of its staff who deliver transport solutions to those who are unable to access mainstream transport services.
The Investors in People Report noted that “Everyone enjoys working with the Charity. They find it a good place to work with everyone committed to ensuring the long-term future of ECT. Working as a cohesive unit with everyone focused on the key aims of the practice is a situation many leaders in other businesses would envy. The strength for people here is the ‘feel good’ factor in building relationships with people including children, parents and the elderly who they bond with and enjoy developing their ‘special’ relationship with for the benefit of everyone.”
Anna Whitty, Chief Executive of ECT Charity, says, “We are thrilled to be retaining the Investors in People recognition – it is a true testament to how ECT Charity’s staff lie at the heart of the organisation.”
Companies that have achieved the Investors in People Standard have higher levels of trust, co-operation and commitment than their competitors. In addition, they tend to have increased levels of profitability, employee engagement and productivity.
John Telfer, Managing Director of Investors in People South, said: “ECT Charity should be congratulated for the way in which management and staff have come together to produce real results. I hope other organisations in the industry will look to them as a great example of what can be achieved, and look forward to hearing about further success and award recognition from ECT Charity in the future.”