Investors In People Celebration For Scottish Social Services Council

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has been recognised as an Investor in People after achieving the Standard on the 29 November 2006.  The prestigious award is given to organisations that have been formally recognised by Investors in People (IiP) as having a commitment to being progressive in supporting the training and development of their employees.

Margaret McCollam, Director Strategy and Skills, Scottish Enterprise Tayside, presented the official IiP plaque and certificate to SSSC employees and members.   The award hand-over took place at the SSSC’s annual lunch event which precedes the final Council meeting of the year.  

Margaret McCollam, SE Tayside’s Director, Strategy & Skills, congratulated the SSSC on achieving IIP status.  “Investing in people works.  Thousands of organisations have found that improving their people is an effective way to improve their business and they can point to real benefits.  I am delighted that SSSC has met the Standard and this will lead to a framework for continuous development of its people and its business.”

Convener of the SSSC, Morag Alexander commented: “We are absolutely delighted that the SSSC has received this official Investors in People recognition.  As an organisation it means we are developing well and to a high standard which in turn will benefit our stakeholders.  

“As the SSSC is responsible for regulating the training and education of the social service workforce this award is particularly welcome as it is excellent to be able to lead by example.”  

To successfully gain the IIP official recognition the SSSC used the IIP flexible framework which focuses on developing strategies to improve the performance of the organisation.  

Over the past 12 years independent research has consistently shown that the Investors in People Standard provides real business benefits to organisations of all sizes and across all sectors.  Research conducted among recognised Investor in People organisations has shown that 80% have increased levels of customer satisfaction and 70% have become more competitive and increased productivity.