Investors in People, the body which administers a set of government-backed standards for recruitment and training, is cutting the number of measures needed for accreditation from 23 to 12.
The streamlining is to counter employers’ complaints at the red tape involved in accreditation.
Incoming IPP chairman Tim Melville-Ross said many organisations have been under a false impression that they have to produce a `portfolio of evidence’ in order to get the IIP seal of approval. `We will drive home the fact that this is not true,’ he said.
`There will be no dilution of standards,’ he added. `We are switching collection of evidence from the companies seeking accreditation to independent assessors.’
IIP has a target for 70% of organisations with more than 200 staff to achieve accreditation by 2002.