CMI goes Gold with top marks from Investors in People

The Chartered Management Institute has secured a top accolade for its people management practices by achieving Gold standard accreditation with Investors in People (IIP). The Gold standard, which is recognition of CMI’s commitment to developing and supporting its employees, is the highest award available through the IIP scheme. 

The Gold standard is achieved by just 7% of IIP-recognised organisations in the UK. It acknowledges those organisations that demonstrate high standards in business, outstanding employee engagement, strong core values and an ability to align business needs with its people.

Ann Francke, CMI’s Chief Executive said: “We’re delighted to have achieved the IIP Gold standard. As the UK’s chartered professional body for management and leadership, we’re dedicated to helping employers improve their management and leadership, but we wanted to show that we can put it all into practice ourselves. CMI’s employees are at the heart of everything we do for our customers and members, and this award is recognition of our commitment to supporting them in their work.”

“We’re working hard to bring our values to life as we transform CMI to deliver our growth strategy. We’re passionate about management and leadership, practical in our approach, progressive about making change for the better, and professional in everything we do. Employees have responded brilliantly to the major changes at CMI over the last 12 months and I see our people working in line with these values day in, day out. That ultimately means we’ll deliver a better service for all our customers and deliver our vision of better led and better managed organisations.”

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: "We'd like to congratulate CMI on their Gold accreditation which demonstrates people management excellence and a real commitment to staff development. With only 7% of the businesses that we accredit reaching this level of achievement, CMI should be extremely proud of their award."

IIP assessor John Walden highlighted that CMI has benefited from dedicated people who take on additional responsibilities and specialisms, with employees having faith in the Directors in taking the organisation forward and feeling proud to work for CMI.

John Walden said:“CMI’s employees are genuinely regarded as an asset and they are encouraged and empowered, provided with opportunities to develop their skills and career, and rewarded and recognised for their contribution. There’s clearly a culture that encourages people to expand and grow. It seems that CMI’s leaders have created not just an award-winning company, but also a vibrant, growing community.”