Investing In Our People Update

Investing In Our People Update

Investing in People (IIP) assessments were carried out in Acute Services in June 2016 and within Community Services in 2017 to maintain the Silver Standard and help achieve a Gold Standard by 2018.

The organisation also underwent Year 1 of a two year assessment against the Investors in Young People Standard in June 2017.

Feedback from both assessments highlighted many areas of good practice and some areas for improvement.

Investors in People Assessment 2017

Year 2 of the Investors in People reassessment specifically looked at three indicators from the IIP Standard and one which was revisited from 2016.

Indicator 2 – Living the organisation’s values and behaviours: People and leaders act in line with the organisations values at all times. They have the courage and support to challenge inconsistent behaviours. Fully met the Standard.

Indicator 3 -Empowering and Involving People: There is a culture of trust and ownership in the organisation where people feel empowered to make decisions and act on them. Fully met the Standard.

Indicator 8 – Delivering continuous improvement: There is a focus on continuous improvement. People use internal and external sources to come up with new ideas and approaches, supported by a culture that encourages innovation. Fully met the Standard.

Indicator 4 – Managing Performance: Revisited in 2017 to see if further evidence could be gathered to support the 2016 assessment. Fully met the Standard.

The IIP Assessor also complimented the organisation on the work undertaken during 2016 – 2017, which underpinned the evidence for Indicator 4 – Managing Performance. This included:

  • The launch of the Shaping the Future Strategy and the staff information and engagement work which had been progressed around that.
  • Greater clarity from staff around the strategic aims and how they contribute to achieving these in their work.
  • Feedback from managers on increased confidence in managing performance discussions following attendance at the Crucial Accountability Development Programme.

A fuller summary of the findings and recommendations from the assessment can be found on the IIP pages on the staff intranet.

Investors in Young People Assessment

The 2017 assessment also involved staff from across the organisation, looking at how the organisation measured against five of the Investors in Young People (IIYP) Standard Indicators, with the following outcomes:

  • Strategy for Young people – Fully met the Standard
  • Attraction and Recruitment – Fully met the Standard
  • Transition to Work – Fully met the Standard
  • Support and Guidance – Fully met the Standard
  • Impact on the Organisation’s Strategy – Fully met the Standard

What’s next?

Thanks to the hard work and commitment of staff, the journey so far has been successful. Work is continuing across NHS Forth Valley to ensure we are assessment ready for 2018 with the focus on getting that IIP Gold!


Autumn 2017 Everyone Matters