Belfast Telegraph

Packaging company Greiner delighted to receive Investors in People award

A Co Tyrone firm is among 30 Northern Ireland companies to scoop a top employment award.

Greiner Packaging Ltd, based in Dungannon has 236 staff and received the Investors in People (IiP) accreditation at an event in Hillsborough Castle.

Pauline Hillen, human resources manager at Greiner Packaging Ltd, said that the Investors in People programme has been influential in the development and implementation of our the company's HR strategy.

"As a result of development needs identified, we are already seeing improvements in the skills of managers and levels of engagement with our people," she said. "This is strengthening the business being more proactive and efficient."

Paul Devoy, head of Investors in People UK, added: "It is an honour to be able to present awards to organisations that are achieving fantastic results by really investing in their workforce.

"Businesses that achieve the Investors in People Standard have proven their commitment to realising the potential of their people, adopting sound people management practices we know contribute to organisational success, and then evidencing this through a rigorous assessment process."

Tim Devine from the Department for Employment and Learning, congratulated those receiving the business award.

"The UK Commission for Employment and Skills last year released the latest findings from an employer evaluation on the impact of the IiP framework," he said. "Some 71% of businesses reported achieving the business results expected and 23% reported higher than anticipated benefits.

"Northern Ireland employers also experienced better results on a variety of fronts than their counterparts in the rest of the UK."

Belfast Telegraph