Caribbean Utilities Company has been awarded the Gold level Investors in People Accreditation.
The award follows a rigorous review process conducted by Investors in People International of the United Kingdom.
As part of the assessment process, the IIP assessor interviewed a cross section of the company’s staff. Employees chosen for interviews were selected to reflect variety in seniority and position, working hours, sites, teams, employment status and gender. It also included new staff and those who had recently changed roles.
The IIP Standard was originally developed in 1991 by a partnership of leading businesses, to improve the skills of the workforce in the United Kingdom and is overseen by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills. The Standard helps organisations to improve performance and realise objectives through the management and development of their workers.
CUC is one of just three organisations in the Cayman Islands to have been officially recognised for attaining this standard.
President and CEO Richard Hew said: “We at CUC are delighted to have attained this standard. It speaks to the ongoing investment which the company is making in its employees, the majority of whom are Caymanians.
“The focus has always been on developing our employees to reach their full potential at all levels in the company. We will consistently strive to improve performance in key areas such as reliability, efficiency, safety, new technology and customer service while making CUC a positive place to work for all of our employees.”