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Total Security Services awarded Investors in People accreditation

Putting its people first has enabled TSS (Total Security Services) Ltd, one of the UK’s largest privately-owned security companies, to be presented with a nationally recognised award.

TSS has been awarded the Investors in People standard for staff development, support and motivation, and is now recognised as part of a prestigious group of role model organisations that support and deliver for all employees.

A national company operating throughout the whole of the UK, TSS’ workforce joins a select number of staff across the UK employed by organisations that are ‘Investors in People’ or working towards that prestigious status.

Investors in People provides a business improvement framework that’s suitable for organisations of all sizes and from all sectors. Accreditation demonstrates commitment from a given company when it comes to taking organised steps towards the continued development of its employees.

Total Security Solutions' IIP Field Team

Total Security Services Ltd’s IIP Field Team

As a quality standard, Investors in People also helps employers to stand out from the competition and attract new business as well as investors and talented employees. It recognises TSS as a company which is ambitious, forward-thinking and people-centric.

Development and training of skilled staff

Ricky Gardezi, managing director of TSS (which has just over 4,000 employees), said: “We’re delighted to receive the Investors in People accreditation. At TSS we have long recognised that our people are the backbone of the organisation, and we’re proud of our track record in the development and training of skilled and motivated staff. Achieving IIP is not only recognition for the effective processes that we already have in place, but is also an important focus for continual learning and improvement.”

Gardezi continued: “It’s fantastic that those interviewed by our IIP assessor were so enthusiastic about working for TSS. The Investors in People award gives me huge confidence that our culture and people are well aligned. IIP status for TSS is the result of hard work and effort by all of us at every level in the company, and it makes me extremely proud.”

Research shows that organisations adopting this comprehensive approach to people development and following the Investors in People framework perform better than those without, as indicated by lower staff turnover and sickness rates, lower recruitment costs and a reduced likelihood of litigation.

In addition, companies that have achieved the Investors in People accreditation also have increased levels of profitability, employee engagement and productivity.

John Telfer – managing director of Inspiring Business Performance Ltd (IBP), the organisation that delivers Investors in People South – commented: “TSS should be congratulated for the way in which management and staff have come together to produce real results. I hope other organisations in the industry will look to them as a great example of what can be achieved.”

Investors in People focuses on the unique needs of all organisations, helping them to achieve their objectives and transform performance through staff development. For further information visit: http://www.investorsinpeople.co.uk

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