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IIP | Training Needs Analysis | Performance Management

Investors in People

What is Investors in People?

Investors in People (IIP) is 'the' National Standard which sets a level of good practice for improving an organisation's performance through its people. The objective of IIP is to improve business performance and develop a company's competitive edge. IIP provides a clear and simple approach to setting and communicating business goals whilst simultaneously developing the people to meet these goals. 'Investors in People' is based on results not procedures, establishing practices which facilitate continuous improvement. Working to the standard gives you the opportunity to test practices against a rigorous national benchmark.

The decision to commit to IIP initiates four stages of development, which embrace the principles of the national standard:

  1. Commitment to IIP - to achieve business goals
  2. Planning - how individuals and teams are to be developed to achieve these goals
  3. Action - to develop and use necessary skills in a well defined and continuing programme directly tied to business objectives
  4. Evaluation - through measuring progress towards goals, value achieved and future needs

Achievement of the standard requires an organisation to demonstrate to a registered independent Assessor that their training and development practices satisfy the requirements.

How will Investors in People benefit you?

Companies which have gained IIP recognition have achieved the following benefits:

  • Improved profitability
  • More effective training
  • Greater matching of resources to suitable tasks
  • Cost savings
  • Staff taking an active responsibility for personal development
  • Active recognition of business objectives across all staff

Training Needs Analysis

What is Training Needs Analysis and how will it benefit you?

In an increasingly dynamic marketplace, it is crucial that organisations match staff to the required human performance. Training Needs Analysis has proven to be a powerful tool in motivating people and providing the appropriate skills base to meet customer needs. It provides the most efficient allocation of available staff with specific skills against identified tasks that require those skills, thus providing significant cost savings and improved time management and morale.

How does H.D. Management conduct a Training Needs Analysis?

The development and introduction of this practice involves the following stages:

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Performance Management

What is Performance Management?

Performance Management is key to the survival and effectiveness of organisations in understanding the market environment in which they operate, providing a strong strategic tool for the alignment and delivery of business objectives. Performance Management is the mechanism that enables every part of the organisation to contribute positively to business objectives.

How is Performance Management achieved?

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How will Performance Management benefit you?

Performance Management provides the following benefits: