IOSH has been nominated for a Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) award as part of the ‘Best SME People Management Initiative’ category.
The CIPD People Management Awards 2019 celebrate and reward the outstanding achievements and contributions made by human resources and learning and development professionals.
In 2017 IOSH introduced a new internal change initiative - the ‘Transforming Together Programme’ (TTP). The main aim of the TTP was to make IOSH a modern, flexible and agile organisation that is easy to do business with, and efficient in terms of cost, resource and time.
As part of this programme, the Institution introduced the ‘Attraction and Induction’ project in September 2017 to help transform the way IOSH attracts new recruits and fresh talent.
IOSH used recommendations from an external review of the business’s reputation and resourcing practices to inform the plan. This included a benchmarking exercise and staff focus groups to ensure decisions were made with good practice in mind.
To achieve these objectives, IOSH brought together an in-house project team made up of staff volunteers from the People team, Communications, IT and the Project Management Office. The project was divided into four stages focusing on revised attraction, recruitment, onboarding and induction processes.
“The onboarding and induction processes provided a great opportunity to meet with colleagues across the organisation, and initiatives such as being paired up with a buddy and meeting the Chief Executive really made me feel like a valued member of the organisation as I started my new role,” says Alex Phillimore, Communications Officer, who joined IOSH in October 2018.
IOSH organised training sessions for managers to go through the process, which gave them a chance to ask questions. This resulted in hiring managers feeling empowered to take responsibility for their vacancies and thinking more creatively about recruitment.
Jasbir Bilen, Head of People at IOSH, said: “It is fantastic that we have been shortlisted for a prestigious national award, recognising the work that’s been done to transform IOSH’s resourcing strategy. This has been a real ‘One IOSH’ team effort with colleagues across the organisation working together.”
The CIPD will be announcing the winner of the award in September.
More information about the CIPD People Management Awards 2019 is available here: http://www.cipdpmas.co.uk/