CAS celebrates Employee Ownership Day with silver Investors in People accreditation
Computer Application Services (CAS) is delighted to have achieved the Silver Investors in People award in recognition of our excellent team engagement and management practice. The award’s handover date to the team is 1st July, coinciding with Employee Ownership Day (EO Day) celebrations.
By achieving the accolade, CAS has joined a small group of businesses judged as deserving more than the standard Investors in People award; just 10% of businesses awarded Investors in People status have the silver accreditation.
Alongside providing a niche service to the RAF, the team develops Workpro case management software for managing all manner of complaints, freedom of information enquiries and, recently added, employee relations case work.
Ken Naismith, CAS Chief Executive, says: “We take great pride in our workforce here at CAS. It’s a cliché but the people make the company. We are very fortunate to have talented and motivated CAStodians, the term we use to describe the company’s employee-owners; CAS is employee owned.
“We are a strong team and we work hard to make sure the workplace at CAS is a positive, supportive and successful environment, pulling together to move forward in times of great change. We are delighted to have achieved this fantastic silver award under IIP’s new assessment structure which has been substantially refreshed to keep it current and relevant. Silver is a high standard while still leaving room for improvement, which sums up our own progress since moving to employee ownership in 2014.”
Investors in People, the international people management standard, was launched in 1991 and offers accreditation to organisations that adhere to the Investors in People framework.
In September 2015, Investors in People launched the sixth generation standard. It focuses on three key areas: leading, supporting and improving. Within these sit nine performance indicators based on the features of organisations that consistently outperform industry norms.
Organisations are assessed against these indicators using a performance model made up of four levels: Developed, Established, Advanced, High-Performing. In order to achieve the silver level of accreditation, an organisation must meet at least seven indicators at 'Established' level.
Peter Russian, Chief Executive of Investors in People Scotland, says, “This is a fantastic achievement for Computer Application Services. I would like to congratulate the organisation and its people on their commitment to continuous improvement."