ISO 9001 – the quality certification

Increasingly organisations ranging from start up dot.coms to well established manufacturing organisations are recognising the benefits that an effectively implemented quality management system (QMS) can bring. In addition, a QMS that is certified by an independent, accredited third party assessment body to the international quality management system standard, ISO 9001 gives clear demonstration of an organisation’s commitment in consistently providing a product or service that meets customer needs. ISO 9001 involves an ongoing, systematic evaluation of a QMS, together with an internationally recognised certification that confirms to customers, shareholders, suppliers and employees that the management systems conform to world standards. ISO 9001:2000 A revised version of the QMS standa... »

IIP – A Standard for Success

What is Investors in People? In 1990 some of Britain’s leading business, personnel, professional and employee organisations got together. The aim was to create a national standard for good practice in the training and development of people to meet business goals. What was produced was a framework that companies of all shapes and sizes could use to accelerate their business growth. That framework is known today as the Investors in People Standard. Why become an Investor in People? The obvious advantages are those that affect your bottom line, but there are a number of benefits to becoming an Investor in People: Increased productivity Improved motivation Reductions in employee turnover and ‘lost time’ Improved results such as sales figures Better employee relations More eff... »