Awards + AccreditationsOur People22 March 20210Genuine Solutions receive Investors in People Gold!

Not even a once in a century pandemic or a once in a lifetime change to international trading rules could stop award winning mobile and smart devices accessory distributor Genuine Solutions from delivering on its development plans.
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After months of hard work, this determination and commitment has been acknowledged, the company has achieved the highest accreditation gold standard from the country’s leading organisation committed to ‘making work better.’ – Investors In People. An award only held by about 16% of ‘We invest in people’ accredited organisations.

Genuine Solutions joins such household names as Sainsbury’s and McDonalds in attaining this recognition for the way that it seeks to involve, communicate and develop its workforce.

Genuine Solutions has been an accredited employer with Investors in People since 2012. To achieve the gold accreditation means the company’s people and leaders take full ownership of the practices they have in place to support their people. The company is actively trying to ‘making work better’.

The IIP survey results show that Genuine Solutions performed above the average benchmark for all IIP accredited organisations and also in its sector, marking it out as an exceptional company to work for.

IIP went on to say “The whole team were engaged in defining the values and this shows in their allegiance to them. I was particularly struck by the passion shown by the team which aligns with the value of being energetic and the sense of fun which pervades the business. As was alluded to on several occasions you appreciate the need to work hard but you find time to play hard as well.”

This Investors in People Gold achievement reflects their work and the effort that everyone puts into everything they do at Genuine Solutions.

Sabrina Willabus, Director of HR and People said: “We have a brilliant team and it’s their hard work and professionalism that has earned this recognition. Our customers rely on us to deliver to high standards. This Investors in People Gold achievement reflects their work and the effort that everyone puts into everything they do at Genuine Solutions.”

The assessment found that the people working at Genuine Solutions feel optimistic about the future, and really enjoy working for the company. 88% of employees are aware of the business’s longer-term strategic priorities. People believe the right processes and practices are in place to support them in their work.

We pride ourselves on the fact that our team are not afraid of thinking ‘outside of the box’, harnessing creativity to offer the best solution for our customers and the planet.

Christian McBride, CEO went on to say “We believe that the investment in our team also translates directly into excellent customer service from an enthused, knowledgeable and highly trained workforce, for whom love putting our customers first. We pride ourselves on the fact that our team are not afraid of thinking ‘outside of the box’, harnessing creativity to offer the best solution for our customers and the planet. We know that our most valuable asset is our workforce and so weren’t prepared to see this major plank of our strategic progression put on hold.”

Some of the stand out stats we are of:

  • Employees felt that Genuine Solutions has clear values and our 100% of our team said the share the same values.
  • Our Employees said they feel they can work well with others with the majority saying they felt they could develop the skills to progress their career and grow in the company.
  • 98.3% believe Genuine Solutions has a positive impact on society.
  • 98.3% also agree the business has a plan for the future.
  • 98.3% Strongly believe Genuine Solutions is a great place to work.
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