BCD Travel has become the first travel management company to reach for and achieve accreditation from Investors in People, a globally recognized workplace ratings firm. The company earned IIP’s silver accreditation in late August.
IIP ratings set the standard for what it takes to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results. More than 14,000 businesses and organizations across 75 countries have been accredited by IIP since 1991.
The ratings firm compared BCD’s performance against a proven, 27-scale framework of talent-management success. IIP also measured how well talent management supports BCD’s internal goals for culture, leadership, business growth and workforce development. During the assessment process, IIP representatives made site visits to BCD offices and interviewed employees around the globe. BCD’s accreditation lasts for three years.
“This accreditation by a respected third party further validates the strengths of our workplace and the effort we have put into evolving it,” said Christian Dahl, BCD’s senior vice president of Strategic Talent Management & Global Human Resources. “It goes beyond popular workplace polls, helping us objectively demonstrate to employees and job candidates that BCD Travel is a great place to build a career. The IIP process revealed how well our workplace practices align with business strategies, and it helped us identify areas where we can improve.
“We’re proud to join the group of IIP-accredited companies, which includes global powerhouses like Fujitsu and McDonald’s, and to be the first TMC to earn accreditation,” Dahl said. “BCD continues to take a leading role in driving industry improvements in talent management, corporate social responsibility, workplace flexibility and ethical, sustainable business practices.”
Paul Devoy, head of IIP, offered congratulations: “Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success,” he said. “BCD Travel should be extremely proud of their achievement.”
Over the past 26 years, London-based Investors in People has evolved its framework and metrics to keep pace with modern workplace practices. The sixth generation of standards, currently in use, was launched internationally in 2015.