We are delighted to be the first Solicitor and Estate Agents firm in Scotland to have achieved the double success of Investors in Young People and Investors in People accreditation. Investors in Young People is the only people management standard that focuses on an employer’s recruitment and retention of young people.
This represents a true commitment to the training and development of young people and demonstrates us as an employer of choice for young people. Launched in July 2014, Investors in Young People originated through a key recommendation from the Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce, led by Sir Ian Wood.
The accreditation is offered to all businesses across Scotland and exists to recognise and support organisations across Scotland in the employment of young people. Achieving Investors in People accreditation meanwhile, illustrates our dedication to our employees and demonstrates a solid foundation of good practice which remains challenging and aspirational for many organisations.
Having now achieved the accreditations, we are now eligible to use and display the Investors in Young People and Investors in People logo and plaque, and enjoy their benefits. Commenting on the award, Ken McEwan, CEO of McEwan Fraser Legal said, “We are incredibly proud to have been accredited with both awards as we strongly believe that organisations succeed by realising the potential of their people and this accreditation signals that we are an organisation that puts people first” Peter Russian, Chief Executive of Investors in People Scotland, said “I’m delighted that McEwan Fraser Legal have achieved IIYP and IIP accreditation.
To see over 1,000 young people working in IIYP accredited organisations in such a short space since the launch date is a testimony of the appeal, rigour and value that organisations across Scotland are putting on the award. We now have organisations accredited in nearly every geographical part of Scotland covering the private, public and third sector” Ken McEwan added “These awards are more important than all our other awards as they are about our people and people are at the heart of everything we do”