Yasmin Batliwala, Chair of WDP said: “Investors in People is an important benchmark of success, gaining IiP status is a tribute to everyone in WDP. It confirms how well connected each employee and volunteer is with the overall aims and underlying values of the organisation. It shows that we are working together effectively as a team, at every level across WDP, enabling us to fully realise our vision, mission and our values and thereby our full potential.”
Examples of best practice at WDP highlighted in the IiP assessors report included:
- that people 'live the values' by demonstrating their 'passion for helping people affected by drug and alcohol use and seek to innovate and inspire positive change';
- that all stakeholders have been actively involved in the business planning process through away days and team meetings;
- the way people in leadership roles take responsibility for leading and developing their people, especially the way they: use skills matrices to review learning and development needs; conduct supervision; manage performance and support people through change;
- how the values of equality and diversity are embedded in the culture.
Simon Marshall, Head of Workforce, added: “I'm always proud of the contribution we make at WDP and of our highly engaged workforce. I was particularly proud to hear the assessor's feedback at the end of his assessment."
Achieving IiP shows our dedication to developing our people and organisation while continuing to grow and learn. It also demonstrates our commitment to helping all those affected by drug and alcohol use.