An organisational development programme at CIPS helped it enhance its employer brand and achieve its position in the 2015 Top 100 companies and win the Investors in People Silver Award.
The Institute engaged occupational psychology consultancy JCA to help it as it went through major restructuring in 2010, Carole Bain, group capability and development director, told the HR Directors’ Business Summit last month.
“We wanted to rebalance after a number of events in 2010 including a changeover of CEO and some members of the leaders’ team,” she said. “So we introduced more professional ways of working – job families, salary bands, performance management, personal qualities and behaviours” she said.
The Institute also invested in additional training and support to offer members and other stakeholders a better service.
“We got serious about what success looked and felt like,” she said.
David Jenkins, managing director, JCA, added: “Organisations whose leadership focus on creating a climate of positive challenge and support, productivity follows and engagement lasts.”
CIPS also introduced internal audits to support learning and aims to achieve gold status Investors in People and Best Company two-star accreditation by 2017.