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HCC staff get GOLD

Posted 7th April 2011

Hackney Community College has been awarded GOLD status by Investors in People, the highest possible accolade in the independent assessment of business effectiveness and improvement.

Achieving Gold Investors in People recognition is a tremendous accomplishment, with the ‘Gold’ organisations representing just the top 1.23% of recognised businesses.

In the rigorous assessment, staff were interviewed and processes were scrutinised in areas including people management, staff recognition and reward, and continuous improvement.

The lead assessor commented that “the shared values of the College came through clearly from all staff; most notably that only the best will do for our students”.

The assessors reported that they saw significant progress made throughout the organisation since the last assessment 3 years ago and great pride in the achievement of the college and its students.

Ian Ashman, principal, said: “The Gold Standard is an acknowledgement of the investment that staff at all levels of the organisation put into their own and their colleagues’ development and improvements in the wider working environment of HCC, including improved staff recognition and better communications. It is an acknowledgment that we are continuing our journey towards being an outstanding College.”

John Telfer, Managing Director of IBP, the organisation that manages Investors in People in the South, commented: “In achieving Gold status, Hackney Community College has proved itself to be amongst the best Investors in People organisations in the country. I hope that news of their success will encourage others to follow their example and use the Investors in People framework to help realise their business goals and ambitions.”