Tyne and Wear achieves Investors in People award.(News)(Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service)(Brief article)

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service has received national recognition for being a good employer in being awarded the prestigious Investors in People award--one of the most widely recognised and respected marks of good practice for organisations and businesses in the UK.

In their report, the IIP assessors praised the organisation for its inclusion of staff in all development processes, staff communications, training, staff induction and strong line management and business planning.

Other highlighted areas of good practice included a staff suggestion scheme to help improve the efficiency and quality of the service, called Ideas Ignited, RISE Awards (Recognising Initiative and Service Excellence Awards--the service's staff recognition scheme), the watch manager empowerment programme and the learning and development process. …

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