Fareham-based IT services provider Taylor Made Computer Solutions has been recognised for its commitment to staff with a third consecutive gold award from Investors in People (IiP). The company has retained the coveted accolade, which it will hold for a further three years, despite the introduction of significantly tougher assessment criteria for how companies empower staff, recognise and reward good performance and deliver continuous improvement.
Taylor Made was the first company in Hampshire and the first technology company across the south to receive gold recognition when this was first awarded in 2009, and the status was renewed in 2012. In making the award, assessors conducted an online survey of Taylor Made’s 120 staff followed by in-depth interviews and research on the company’s policies on training and development.
Tracey Pullen, the Investors in People assessor; said: “A gold award is the mark of a great employer. This award is a recognition that Taylor Made Computer Solutions is among the national leaders in employee engagement and has created the right environment for increased efficiency, productivity and staff progression.”
Nigel Taylor, chairman at Taylor Made, said: “The culture of any business is a crucial factor in its success and we have always underlined the importance of staff training and development, and recognised and rewarded good performance. We believe that an engaged, invested in and appreciated workforce will translate those values into outstanding client service.”
Aly Taylor, HR director, added: “We have a number of initiatives such as office outings, staff events and charity days which help foster a team spirit as well as a comprehensive programme of training and support to encourage employees to develop their careers with us.