Fiscale celebrate Investors In People (IIP) Silver Award
The team at Fiscale Ltd, Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit Advisors are celebrating their recent success in attaining Investors in People (IIP) Silver accreditation.
IIP has set the standard for better people management for over 25 years. The framework is continuously updated to ensure it reflects the latest workplace trends and practices and in September 2015 the sixth generation standard was launched.
The latest standard focuses on three main performance areas - leading, supporting and improving and outlines key indicators for each theme. An organisation is assessed against the key indicators outlined in the framework and can achieve different levels of accreditation - Standard, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
In September 2016 there were 15,000 companies in 75 different countries with IIP accreditation. 11,000 companies were UK based and only 10% of these had successfully met the criteria for the Investors in People Silver award.
Haverhill based Fiscale has experienced rapid growth and success in a relatively short space of time. The company began trading in February 2014 with just the two founders, John Mayhew and Stephen Bunting. Within six months they had recruited their first Claims Administrator, Madeline O’Mahoney. Fiscale now has a team of 14 with plans to recruit an additional 3 people early in 2017.
The Investors in People project was led and coordinated by Fiscale’s HR Manager, Lucie Mayhew-Smith. Lucie comments,
"The whole team is absolutely delighted to have been awarded the Investors in People Silver accreditation. The process kicked off with a full company meeting and has taken around 9 months to complete. During that time we have held regular meetings and run interactive workshops involving all members of the team. Their input and commitment has been the key to our success. They have been enthusiastic and receptive to any ideas put forward and have brought their own initiatives to the table.
We have already experienced one of the key benefits of IIP accreditation with improved employee engagement and motivation. With our ambitious growth strategy we hope we will also see the benefit of our IIP Silver award when it comes to attracting new talent.
A huge amount of effort and hard work has gone into preparing for our assessment and we are very happy that it has paid off. For what is essentially still a start-up business to achieve the Silver standard is quite an achievement - and it is very definitely a team achievement. I would like to thank our team for their effort and contribution to the company’s success in winning this accolade."
The review carried out by the IIP assessor did highlight some areas that Fiscale could fine tune. The process is very much one of continuous improvement and the team at Fiscale have already accepted the challenge of attaining the Gold accreditation at the next performance review in 3 years!
If you would like to find out more about R&D Tax Credits please call Fiscale on 01440 708 333
Further information on Investors in People can be found at www.investorsinpeople.com