Holiday to mark firm’s investment in people

Posted on January 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Recruitment agency Aptus Personnel, which operates a specialist care services division, has been recognised as an Investor in People (IIP) for the third time. David Blunt, who assessed the company for Leicestershire Learning and Skills Council said companies were most likely to fail on the third assessment as they staredt taking it for granted, but at Aptus the standard was still treated very seriously and continued to be driven from the top. The company, which was one of the first recruitment agencies to gain IIP in 1997, had voluntarily sought an early review following its management buyout from Rentokil Initial plc earlier this year. “Many companies going through the upheavals that Aptus has experienced would have put IIP on the back burner,” Mr Blunt said. “Howwever, they used the approach as a tool to support change and ensure that all staff felt part of the change programme.” As examples of good practice, Mr Blunt cited the agency1s induction programme and individual development plans, the monthly one-t

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