Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/337494
Title:
Exploring the impact of Investors in People
Authors:
Smith, Simon M.; Stokes, Peter; Wilson, John F.
Abstract:
Purpose – Investors in People (IiP) is a UK government-backed scheme aimed at enabling organizations to develop their training and development cultures and, thereby, their competitiveness. The purpose of this paper is to examine the perceptions and understandings of individuals in six organizations undergoing IiP to explore recent claims within the literature concerning the Standard’s impact on training and development, and job satisfaction. Design/methodology/approach – Data from 35 semi-structured interviews among managers and employees of six diverse organizations were gathered and analysed. Findings – The paper identifies three key findings in response to recent literature: first, the findings do not support a causal relationship between IiP and training and development; second, the findings do not support a causal relationship between IiP and job satisfaction; third, and to support the other findings, the results indicate little employee awareness of IiP. Practical implications – If IiP – UKCES are to realize the potential of their Standard, it needs to find a way to ensure it has a direct and positive impact on skill development. Originality/value –While much of the previous research has identified associations between IiP and various outcomes, this paper seeks to identify the extent to which these associations can be considered to be causal.
Affiliation:
University of Central Lancashire ; University of Chester ; Newcastle University
Citation:
Employee Relations, 2014, 36(3), pp. 266-279
Publisher:
Emerald
Journal:
Employee Relations
Publication Date:
2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/337494
DOI:
10.1108/ER-09-2012-0064
Additional Links:
http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=er
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0142-5455
Appears in Collections:
Chester Business School

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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Simon M.en
dc.contributor.authorStokes, Peteren
dc.contributor.authorWilson, John F.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-22T11:37:32Zen
dc.date.available2014-12-22T11:37:32Zen
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.citationEmployee Relations, 2014, 36(3), pp. 266-279en
dc.identifier.issn0142-5455en
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/ER-09-2012-0064en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/337494en
dc.description.abstractPurpose – Investors in People (IiP) is a UK government-backed scheme aimed at enabling organizations to develop their training and development cultures and, thereby, their competitiveness. The purpose of this paper is to examine the perceptions and understandings of individuals in six organizations undergoing IiP to explore recent claims within the literature concerning the Standard’s impact on training and development, and job satisfaction. Design/methodology/approach – Data from 35 semi-structured interviews among managers and employees of six diverse organizations were gathered and analysed. Findings – The paper identifies three key findings in response to recent literature: first, the findings do not support a causal relationship between IiP and training and development; second, the findings do not support a causal relationship between IiP and job satisfaction; third, and to support the other findings, the results indicate little employee awareness of IiP. Practical implications – If IiP – UKCES are to realize the potential of their Standard, it needs to find a way to ensure it has a direct and positive impact on skill development. Originality/value –While much of the previous research has identified associations between IiP and various outcomes, this paper seeks to identify the extent to which these associations can be considered to be causal.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmeralden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/journals.htm?id=eren
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Employee Relationsen
dc.subjectjob satisfactionen
dc.subjectInvestors in Peopleen
dc.titleExploring the impact of Investors in Peopleen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Central Lancashire ; University of Chester ; Newcastle Universityen
dc.identifier.journalEmployee Relationsen
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