Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB) has become the third business, and only accountancy firm, in Scotland, to receive a triple triumph from Investors in People (IIP) having become accredited at the highest level for all three IIP Awards:
Investors in People – Platinum
Investors in Young People - Gold
Investors in People – Health and Wellbeing
Globally recognised, successful accreditation against the Investors in People standard is the sign of a great employer, an outstanding place to work and a clear commitment to sustainability. The platinum accreditation in particular highlights firms who are truly high performing organisations that are operating at the pinnacle of people management practice using IIP to drive their business forward.
The accreditations were achieved after receiving online feedback from staff at AAB and IIP then carrying out face-to-face interviews and observation within the firm.
Graeme Allan, AAB’s Managing Partner commented “We are absolutely delighted with these accreditations and the feedback we have received through the various assessments. As one of only 12 organisations across Scotland who hold the IIP Platinum accreditation, it shows that with the right recruitment, employee engagement, training and development strategy, great things can be achieved in the workplace.
The achievement of the Health and Wellbeing award is a new one for us and whilst we have always been committed to promoting health and wellbeing activities across our firm the launch of the Anderson Anderson & Brown Charitable Initiative last year really helped formalise them alongside our charity fundraising, volunteering and education activities.
I am incredibly proud of our team and how value driven and committed they are to AAB.”
Karen Stewart, Chief Human Resources Officer at AAB added “Continuous improvement is so important to us and that’s why we continue to benchmark ourselves and our activities with internationally-recognised standards such as IIP.
All of these accreditations are fantastic accolades which demonstrate our various commitments to our people. Retaining the Investors in Young People award at Gold status is brilliant as young people remain core to our recruitment strategy and our activities continue to increase each year.
It is fantastic that our commitment to our people and employee engagement activities and all of the great things we do as a firm and for our people has been recognised but the most rewarding thing about this success is that it has only been made possible because of our staff and how they view life at AAB.”
Commenting on AAB’s triple triumph Peter Russian, Chief Executive at Investors in People, said “Achieving Investors in People Platinum Accreditation, the Health & Wellbeing Award, or the Investors in Young People Gold Award are fabulous achievements in their own right. But receiving all three at the top level is a real mark of the high esteem in which Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP hold their people”.
Graeme Allan and Karen Stewart with the firms' recent awards