Central Piling wins Investors in People

Central Piling has won the prestigious Investors in People accreditation.

And far from resting on its laurels, is already aiming for the next level up – silver – a process which usually takes three years.

The company already met 75% of the criteria when it signed up for the scheme and introduced further measures in a bid for continuous improvement. These focused on improved liaison with its 60 permanent staff.

The measures included the launch of a quarterly internal newsletter, safety meetings and alerts, and annual one-to-one performance reviews which give the employee an opportunity to feedback on the company and vice versa.

Central Piling also introduced a company “values”, using five words as its axis of philosophy – Safe, Compassionate, Diverse, Profitable and Professional.

HSQE and operations manager Colin Newman said:
“It was a very interesting process. Some of the techniques and initiatives that we’ve introduced to help us achieve the award have undoubtedly improved employee engagement and their job satisfaction.”