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investing in poeple

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Investing in people The Investors in people award There are over 30,000 organisations within the UK which hold the Investors in People standard. Investors in People help to provide a framework which develops and improves performance and realise objectives, through effective management and development of their people. No matter what size the organisation is, Investors in People standard are there to help improve the way you and other employees work within the organisation. Investor in people is a national standard which lays out a good level of practice and training for an organisation so that they can achieve their goals by providing an enjoyable and motivational environment for all its employees. The Investors in People Standard has been a major UK success story in schools and other organisations since its introduction in 1991. The investors in people standard was first developed in 1990 by the training task force in partnership with leading business, personnel, professional and employees organisations. Investors in People UK was set up in 1993 to take ownership of the Standard and every three years it reviews this to make sure that it is still relevant, accessible and beneficial to organisations of all types and size. The Standard is based on three main principals: * Plan - develop strategies to improve performance * Do - take action to improve the performance * Review - evaluate the impact By following these three keys points a business can develop a strategic plan to becoming an Inverts in People business. Each of these main points focuses on improving performance within the business, this includes every employee at every level within the business. The Inverters in People standard must be maintained and continuously developed from year to year, each business must build upon what they have learnt from there employees skills and abilities to improve on there performance and create a better and more efficient place to work for all employees. ...read more.

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it is a vital part of business life that they learn and understand the factors that determine positive motivation and training within all the areas of their business. The scale of the business is irrelevant to the success and need for a well implemented training and motivational program, whether its building on the motivational levels of one single worker or five hundred workers everyone needs the same motivation and training. Training and motivation are very much linked and can reflect off each other in the work place in many ways that's why they are both important in every area of the business Motivation Motivation is something that is to be approached different by different businesses and the responsibility process and success lays with not only the management of the business but all supervisors and employees, however it is important that the business uses motivation to achieve corporate goals. Motivation is the force which makes us do things as a result of our individual needs being satisfied making us inspired to complete the task the employee feels they have to complete the task but because they want to complete the task themselves. Depending on how motivated a person is, it may further determine the effort we put into our work and therefore in the long run will increase the standard of output within the business. The first motivational statue which comes to mind is a high salary for the employee, this answer would be correct for some employees but may not be for others which are motivated by other ways this supports the statement that human motivation is a personal characteristic, and not a one solution fits all option. There are a number of theorists which have studied the area of motivation in the work place stretching beyond the 19th century, because of this a number of theorists have put together their own conclusions developing a wide range of motivational theory being produced an example of one of these theorists is Frederick Herzberg (1966). ...read more.

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I think this would develop a better working atmosphere within Fujitsu and in turn lead to employees developing a better standard of work within the business. Within the questionnaire from Andrew McMinn (see appendix) you can clearly see he is happy with the benefits Fujitsu offer within the company as they allow him flexibility within his job, as well as a large number of benefits to choose from. I feel this shows not only that he can enjoy his job but can mix his home life and work life effectively without developing problems for himself or for Fujitsu and again will lead to a better working environment and standard within the business. Fujitsu's focus on performance within the company has been a large advantage to the business financially, as they were hitting a loss of �100m in 2002 and has been able to turn this into profits of �130m in 2006. This again shows that developing a better working environment for employees is not only beneficial for employees but bring in a higher profit as moral and working standards within the company is higher, making employees enjoy the working life as it fits well around there home life. Recommendations As Fujitsu is a larger company which are going from strength to strength developing their employees and making sure each employee are happy within there jobs. The fact that Fujitsu have a low staff turnover this is an indication that Fujitsu employees are happy within there jobs and enjoy the benefits given to them by Fujitsu. Fujitsu should maybe involve themselves more within the local community helping people to feel that Fujitsu are giving something back to the local community and in turn will provide a better image for the company as family friendly. Fujitsu is also an Investing in People champion meaning they have reached a high level of employee satisfaction within the company. This is all makes Fujitsu an attractive company to work for. ?? ?? ?? ?? Charly Smyth ...read more.

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