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Oak Tree Housing Assocaition ~ Gold Accreditation

Oak Tree Housing Association (OTHA) has been awarded gold accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, joining the top thirteen per cent of accredited organisations across the UK and demonstrating commitment to high performance through good people management.

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Investors in People (IIP) is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. The standard is underpinned by the IIP framework which provides up to date good practice in investing in staff and provides the essential skills and effective structures required to develop and support your workforce.  IIP enables organisations to benchmark against other organisations. There are four levels of accreditation; Accredited, Silver, Gold and Platinum.

On presenting the award, Peter Russian, CEO of Investors in People Scotland said:

“I would like to congratulate OTHA on their Gold accreditation; this is the sign of a great employer, whose commitment to their community is reflected in their investment in their people. We need more employers like OTHA, both in Greenock, and in Scotland. OTHA should be extremely proud of their achievement.”

Commenting on receiving the award, Jackie McKelvie OTHA’s Chairperson said

“This is a fantastic achievement for OTHA and I would like to congratulate all of the staff team and Committee.  I know that our staff and Committee make a difference and by investing in our team, OTHA are looking to create sustainable success.  I know that IIP is designed to help organisations and their people to realise potential, providing a simple road map for excellence. With our Gold accreditation success, OTHA is certainly working to realise our people potential.”