Invest in People is a national quality standard which sets a level of good practice for improving an organisation's performance through its people.

Invest in People is based on three key principles:

1. Developing strategies to improve the performance of an organisation - PLAN
2. Taking action to improve the performance of the organisation - DO
3. Evaluation of the impact on the performance of the organisation - REVIEW

Since 1991 Investors in People has set the standard for better people management. Our internationally recognised accreditation is held by 14,000 organisations across the world. The Standard defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results.


Based on 25 years of leading practice, the Investors in People Standard is underpinned by a rigorous assessment methodology and a framework which reflects the very latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry.


Performance Measurement

The Investors in People framework provides 27 scales for comparison. Using online assessment data, we'll be able to show you how you compare year on year, to ensure you have a clear benchmark for performance.


With the Investors in People accreditation, you'll join a community of over 14,000 organisations across 75 countries worldwide. Successful accreditation against the Investors in People Standard is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to sustainability.

Continuous Improvement

Understanding your organisation's performance against its objectives creates clarity around how and where you can improve. A clearer vision enables you to channel resources more effectively and harness the talent of your people towards achieving the organisation's goals.


Whatever sector or industry, size or market, organisations working with the Standard report increased efficiency, productivity and employee engagement. Investors in People organisations are also more profitable, sustainable and optimistic about the future.

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