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PCP’s passion for people strikes GOLD!

Regional charity the Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP), struck GOLD with it’s recent Investors in People (IIP) Assessment!

Carol Gaskarth, PCP Chief Executive, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to sustain the IIP Gold standard, and we’re delighted our commitment and passion for supporting our people has been recognised, with improvements demonstrated across all areas.

“We’re a health and wellbeing charity, and whilst our focus is on helping communities, we strive to go above and beyond to provide an excellent employee experience for everyone who works with us. The IIP accreditation provides PCP with independent confirmation we’re making work better for staff working across the organisation.

“Staff appreciate our approach to flexible working, they said the support received during COVID was outstanding and they feel involved in decision-making. Everyone felt engaged in innovation and transformation from small to big thinking and they described the leadership team as great people, approachable and supportive – leading by example.

Carol Gaskarth, PCP Chief Executive, & Liz Fisher, PCP Deputy Chief Executive

“In a nutshell, this award is extra-special because it’s our people and teams who determine the outcome through discussion with the assessor and anonymous surveys to see how this aligns with the view of leaders. The Assessor said, ‘You inspire people to be on their ‘A’ game and work at their best.’ What more could we ask for!”

Over 50,000 organisations are accredited by IIP, with only 17% of those achieving gold status – making PCP a great place to work. PCP came 181st worldwide when benchmarked against other organisations with 50-249 employees – simply amazing for a charity in the North East.

PCP’s IIP report went on to explain:

  • You are progressive, seeing that your people are provided a variety of opportunities to spread their wings, and you seize opportunities to bring in other expertise when needed.

  • People are motivated by active involvement in supporting communities, their work is delivered with pride, and they want to do the right thing for the environment and the future.

  • Career progression was a definite outcome of learning being part of your culture and your people confirmed the commitment and approaches were strong.

  • Your people clearly are advocates of the work PCP does and state PCP is a great place to work – with many seeking out PCP as a preferred employer.

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