We are proud to announce that Synergy Vision’s Investors in People (IIP) accreditation has recently been upgraded from Silver to Gold status.
The IIP assessment report noted “numerous examples of how they [Synergy Vision team members] work together to ‘deliver the difference’ to clients that will ultimately positively affect patient care”, and that “managing performance and structuring work are key areas of strength”.
We are also proud to have exceeded industry benchmarks for all nine IIP indicators, indicating that we put greater emphasis on our team than most companies in the communications sector (last year we were the highest placed medical communications agency in the UK’s Best Workplaces: Small Category awards).
Synergy Vision were first awarded Core IIP accreditation in 2011, which was upgraded to Silver in 2013 and now Gold. The upgrades in IIP status over the years reflect how the company’s career development, and reward and recognition programmes have developed over the years.
Feedback given by our staff during the IIP assessment was not just lip service – our staff really do love working at Synergy Vision. In our 2016 staff survey, staff described Synergy Vision as “a supportive workplace that encourages your career development, but also focuses on you firstly as a person and then as an employee”. In the same survey, 91% of staff surveyed agreed or strongly agreed that someone at work encourages their development. In addition, in our 2017 team health check survey, everyone in the team said that they have sufficient support from line managers and peers; that their manager communicates well with them and that they are able to discuss concerns openly.
Synergy Vision’s Managing Director, Ffyona Dawber, comments on this prestigious upgrade:
“We realize that our team is Synergy Vision’s greatest asset. It’s so important to invest in making sure everyone, through all levels of the company, enjoys their work and can progress into new roles whenever they are ready. We’re happy to see that the IIP assessment has recognised the efforts we put into making our team happy”.
This award is proof of the incredibly positive and supportive company culture that Synergy Vision encourages and maintains, and is one more reason to celebrate in 2017, the year of our 10-year anniversary!