Eddie Stobart company iForce, which specialises in e-fulfilment, has announced it has been re-awarded the coveted Gold Status by the UK’s leading people management standard, Investors in People (IIP), for a further three years until March 2022.
This is the second time iForce has been awarded the distinguished Gold Status, having previously done so in 2017. In doing so, iForce remains recognised by Investors for high standards of people management, with less than 20 per cent of businesses who go for IIP accreditation holding the honour.
Designed to showcase and recognise ‘world class best practice’ and the capabilities setting the best businesses apart, the Gold Status award required a thorough reaccreditation assessment process for the company, which saw IIP assessors evaluate iForce’s commitment to its values and overall performance measurement, as well as its leadership and management capability.
Over two-thirds of the business’ 1,200 strong workforce completed an anonymised survey to share their thoughts on all aspects of iForce – with a further 68 managers and staff interviewed face-to-face – ensuring that employees’ views were directly accounted for in the decision-making process.
Based on its assessment, IIP produced a comprehensive report, outlining how iForce has made improvements since the last assessment, with particular praise for what IIP described as a genuine intent to recognise people’s contributions, ensuring the company’s core values are understood across the business and for its overall high levels of experience and expertise in logistics and e-commerce.
Sébastien Desreumaux, iForce CEO commented “Achieving gold status means that we are members of an exclusive club of less than 20% of IIP accredited organisations. We’re extremely proud of this achievement, which has only been made possible through the efforts of all the colleagues in our business. It points to our continuing efforts to make iForce a great place to work: where colleagues are valued for the contribution that they make to the success of the business.”