Isle of Man News - POSTED Tue 07-11-2017

Nedbank Private Wealth retains Gold Standard with perfect score

by LC

Nedbank Private Wealth retains Gold Standard with perfect score

Nedbank Private Wealth recently had good reason to celebrate. Not only had it been reaccredited with the prestigious Gold status from Investors in People (IIP), but it also achieved a perfect score against the Framework, meeting all 196 of the evidence requirements.  This level of accreditation places the company in the top 16% of IIP accredited organisations across the UK, demonstrating its commitment to people management excellence across all areas of the business.

This was the fifth successful review since the bank was first awarded the Investors in People Standard in 2002. The company now holds this coveted status for the next three years. The assessment included interviews with staff from both the Wealth and Trust divisions of the organisation, and from across five of their office locations: the Isle of Man, Guernsey, Jersey, London and Dubai.

Laurence Skelly, Minister of the Department of Economic Development, congratulated Greg Horton, the executive head of Nedbank Private Wealth International, and said: “I’d like to congratulate Nedbank Private Wealth on retaining its Investors in People Gold standard - all the team should be extremely proud of this achievement. The accreditation is the mark of a great employer, and these are vital to the Isle of Man. In addition to providing an excellent working environment, through this award the company also showcases our Island as a great place to live and work.”

Mick Lynch, who carried out the assessment, said: “During the assessment I was extremely impressed by the commitment to client and staff contentment, staff development, wellbeing, and the overall ‘whole team’ positive atmosphere at Nedbank Private Wealth.  It was a pleasure to facilitate the assessment at such a professional organisation.”

Lynn Kelly, senior training and development executive at Nedbank Private Wealth, said: “Our retention of Gold, the achievement of a perfect score, and the observations of the assessor reinforce the power of collaboration around our organisation and the amazing efforts of our staff who continually seek to enhance and develop our business. 

“We are delighted to retain IIP Gold as it provides a strong, independent endorsement that a continued focus on ethical people practices and the needs of our staff directly results in a top performing business for our clients.  We continue to promote the Investors in People values in our pursuit of high quality service levels, innovation and client satisfaction.”

Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. Investors in People enable organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.

Photo (from left to right): Nedbank Private Wealth’s Lynn Kelly, senior training and development executive, and Greg Horton, executive head of Nedbank Private Wealth International, with Laurence Skelly, Minister of the Department of Economic Development.

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