Unipart Rail, in Doncaster, has recently been accredited to the prestigious Investors in People Award for the comprehensive way in which it attracts, develops and manages its people.
The Company has attained the Silver standard, which recognises the significant impact of the Unipart philosophy and principles within the business.
Unipart Rail has also been awarded the Investor in People Award for Health and Wellbeing in recognition of the investment in initiatives focussing on the welfare of all of their 300 staff across the two Doncaster sites. This follows from the success of Unipart being awarded the BUPA Award for Health and Wellbeing at the Business in the Community Awards earlier in the year.
The assessment by Investors in People was concentrated on how the Company supports its staff to achieve the corporate objectives of exceeding customer expectations, maximising productivity, continuing personal development and strong business growth. An on-line survey received an 81% response rate from staff, which, together with 53 face to face interviews, provided a wealth of information to illustrate how the Company’s aims are understood and embodied by employees. The high level of involvement and commitment by all departments across the organisation was commended by the assessors.
Lucy Weaver, HR Director for Unipart Rail commented that “we are very pleased and proud to gain the IIP award for the Doncaster sites. We have an excellent workforce who work passionately every day to keep the Rail Industry running in the UK and increasingly, internationally by providing exciting products and solutions for our Customers. This Award demonstrates our commitment to fostering an environment for Employees to reach their potential and help shape our business. Silver status is great recognition for the business in the first ever assessment and one we will build on in future years. We look forward to sharing practice with other IIP businesses”
As part of the assessment process, the performance of Unipart Rail is compared to the wider industry averages. This process showed that the Company performed significantly better than the average in the areas of delivering continuous improvements and managing performance. These are two important areas that are embodied in the business principles of the Unipart Group and used by all of its operational companies, called the Unipart Way. As a result, Unipart Rail are in a strong position to develop the processes and practices that are encouraged by Investors in People to improve on this significant award in the future.
For further information about the services that Unipart offer, please visit: www.unipartrail.com/