Council celebrates Investors in People re-accreditation

LISBURN City Council received official confirmation this month of its reaccreditation for the Investors in People standard.

The Council first achieved the standard in 2009. The Investors in People accreditation is subject to an ongoing review process, so as to ensure the organisation continues to meet the criteria required by Investors in People.

Lisburn City Council’s key objectives are to be open and transparent with its ratepayers and as part of the reaccreditation process, employees within the Council were interviewed by Investors in People assessors where they openly spoke of the management style within their area of work, performance areas, team working and the culture of the organisation.

Mr Adrian Donaldson, Director of Corporate Services, said: “To have IIP accreditation is important to us, it is a morale boost for our staff and to those who have worked very hard on the reaccreditation process.

“Aside from the many benefits discussed such as increased productivity, low absence rates and keeping people doing jobs they are good at and enjoy; at the end of the day we are all a team here and regardless of what job people are employed to do their contribution is very important to that overall team.”

Councillor Stephen Martin, Chairman of the Corporate Services Committee, added: “I wish to pass my congratulations to all the staff within the Council and to the Human Resources Unit who co-ordinated the process. There was certainly a lot of work involved and on behalf of all the elected members of the Council I wish to convey my congratulations to the Chief Executive and all the employees of the Council.”