Carey Olsen was re-awarded with the Investors in People status at a special ceremony in Jersey earlier this month.
Investors in People, which was first launched in 1991, focuses on business improvement. The award recognises organisations that use a flexible framework to improve performance and realise objectives through the leadership, management and development of staff. Carey Olsen first received Investors in People recognition seven years ago and was the first Channel Island law firm to receive the award. The law firm is reassessed every three years to ensure the firm continues to meet the requirements of the standard.
The assessment process looks at three key areas of business activity: the organisation’s strategy, the actions it takes to achieve its strategy and the methodology used to evaluate and continuously improve performance. In April of this year, a UK accredited assessor visited Carey Olsen’s Guernsey and Jersey offices to conduct a review of the firm’s management and HR processes and to interview members of staff from each jurisdiction in order to gain direct employee feedback.
Jackie Barette, an advisor for Investors in People in Jersey, said: “Carey Olsen demonstrates a long term commitment to its business and the development of its people. The firm has done exceedingly well to maintain its training and development schemes, particularly at a time when many businesses are making cut backs due to the economic climate."
Gillian Gorvel, assistant human resources director at Carey Olsen, said: “Carey Olsen is honoured to have maintained Investors in People status. The award not only recognises our firm’s commitment to continually improving our business and developing our people but it also represents our staffs’ dedication to achieving the firm’s short and long term goals.”