Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/581431
Title:
The impact of Investors in people: a case study of a hospital trust
Authors:
Grugulis, Irena ( 0000-0001-7101-4299 ) ; Bevitt, Sheena
Abstract:
This article reports on case study research conducted in a hospital Trust and explores the impact that the Investors in People award had on employees. Investors in People is widely seen as the principal mechanism for increasing workforce skills within a voluntarist system as well as supporting ‘good’ employment policies. Yet in this case study, as elsewhere, most of the ‘soft’ human resource initiatives had existed prior to accreditation and the internal marketing of corporate value statements was met with both amnesia and cynicism. More worryingly, training activity was focused on business need, and business need was defined in the narrowest sense, with the result that some employees had fewer opportunities for individual development. Motivation and commitment levels were high, staff were enthusiastic about their work and many actively engaged in training and development. But this owed little to Investors in People and its impact here raises questions about its influence on skill levels more broadly.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Grugulis, I, & Bevitt, S (2002), 'The impact of Investors in People: a case study of a hospital trust', Human Resource Management Journal, 12, 3, pp. 44-60
Publisher:
Wiley Blackwell
Journal:
Human Resource Management Journal
Issue Date:
Jul-2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/581431
DOI:
10.1111/j.1748-8583.2002.tb00070.x
Additional Links:
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/j.1748-8583.2002.tb00070.x
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0954-5395; 1748-8583
Appears in Collections:
Derby Business School

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGrugulis, Irenaen
dc.contributor.authorBevitt, Sheenaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-30T13:35:06Zen
dc.date.available2015-10-30T13:35:06Zen
dc.date.issued2002-07en
dc.identifier.citationGrugulis, I, & Bevitt, S (2002), 'The impact of Investors in People: a case study of a hospital trust', Human Resource Management Journal, 12, 3, pp. 44-60en
dc.identifier.issn0954-5395en
dc.identifier.issn1748-8583en
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1748-8583.2002.tb00070.xen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/581431en
dc.description.abstractThis article reports on case study research conducted in a hospital Trust and explores the impact that the Investors in People award had on employees. Investors in People is widely seen as the principal mechanism for increasing workforce skills within a voluntarist system as well as supporting ‘good’ employment policies. Yet in this case study, as elsewhere, most of the ‘soft’ human resource initiatives had existed prior to accreditation and the internal marketing of corporate value statements was met with both amnesia and cynicism. More worryingly, training activity was focused on business need, and business need was defined in the narrowest sense, with the result that some employees had fewer opportunities for individual development. Motivation and commitment levels were high, staff were enthusiastic about their work and many actively engaged in training and development. But this owed little to Investors in People and its impact here raises questions about its influence on skill levels more broadly.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWiley Blackwellen
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/j.1748-8583.2002.tb00070.xen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Human Resource Management Journalen
dc.subjectTraniningen
dc.subjectAwardsen
dc.subjectSkillsen
dc.subjectAppraisalen
dc.titleThe impact of Investors in people: a case study of a hospital trusten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalHuman Resource Management Journalen
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