28th November 2018
Good people make a great business, and this is the case at the IRIS FMP group, who have just secured Accredited People Management success with Investors in People.
Becoming an accredited people management company has been a core aim for the IRIS FMP Group. The group includes Eurowage Limited, IRIS FMP Payroll Services, MCN Associates, and IRIS FMP HR & Payroll Software. The group came into existence following an MBO from Bond International Software plc in September 2016 and outlined at its launch the desire to be an employer of choice in the rewards market place.
Justin Cottrell, IRIS FMP’s CEO commented: “This is fantastic news for the group and really shows our commitment to become an employer of choice. We want to be seen as a go-to employer, a company that attracts, develops and retains the best talent in the payroll and HR industry. We’ve built our values around great communication and a drive to empower people within the business.”
Gary Webb, Marketing Director at IRIS FMP, led the project that involved nearly 20% of the employees at IRIS FMP. Gary commented: “Our approach to accredited people management under Investors in People started from a solid base. We developed plans from the start to build a solid people management process. But we’ve really worked hard to build communication and build engagement across the business. We’ve now got our own internal TV channel, IRIS FMP TV, and stream video briefings so colleagues know what’s going on in the business on a day to day basis. The Investors in People journey has been great so far . Colleagues are now empowered to be fully in charge of their own destiny. But there’s still more top be done. We really want this to be a great place to work.”
The accreditation is based on the sixth generation Investors in People Standard, based on the features of leading organisations from across the world. The accreditation requires genuine commitment from leaders, passionate employees and everyone focussed on the ambition of the organisation. The accreditation involves an online survey of all staff understanding employees views of nine key indicators, employee interviews and observations, and submissions and interviews with senior management.
The IRIS FMP group has gone from success to success, with the group now holding ISO 9001, 22301, 27001 and 14001 accreditations, BACs Bureau accreditation and industry specific CIPP Payroll Assurance Scheme accreditation. The business has also secured a clutch of industry awards and nominations.