Following Fortem’s recent Investors in People assessment, it is confirmed they have been accredited as an Investors in People at the Higher Standard Gold award level.
The accreditation process was rigorous assessing across nine people indicators using three different types of assessment. Fortem took part in online surveys – submitting 768 documents, a Board level context meeting and individual employee interviews.
Comments from some of Fortem’s staff that were reiterated in the report were as follows.
Fortem also achieved the Investors in People Good Practice Award for Health and Well-being on their first attempt. This award is given to businesses that can demonstrate an emphasis on the physical and psychological well-being of their people. The introduction of health and well-being movements like their Commit to Fit initiative and their ongoing support of the Boxing Gyms all contributed to the achievement of this award.
Success at this standard reflects the commitment of a company to its people, but it is also an acknowledgement of the effort of everyone who works for Fortem.
Mick Williamson, Managing Director of Fortem, said, “At Fortem, we always strive to be the best. At the beginning of the assessment period we had aspirations of achieving the Platinum award - the highest level, however I have received a copy of our report and I am very proud of the positive comments within it. It highlights some fantastic improvements we have made since our last assessment in 2015. For an organisation of this size to achieve gold standard under the new framework is an excellent achievement”