#232 BONUS: How Do We Make Work Better? (with Investors In People)


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My guest today is Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People. Paul Devoy has been heading up Investors in People since 2011. Paul led the buyout of the organisation from UK Government ownership into it becoming a Community Interest Company in 2017. In a previous life Paul was Head of Organisational Development at the Scottish Prison Service and during his time there all prisons in Scotland were awarded Investors in People accreditation. This podcast is all about finding a career you love and making pivots along the way, so it was a joy to chat to Paul about the work Investors in People are doing. Their products have made work better for over 11 million people across 75 countries since 1991. They are a community Interest Company, for purpose not profit.

Most of us will spend 80,000 hours at work in our lifetime. For something that takes up that much of our time, Investors in People think people should get more out of it than just a pay cheque which I totally agree with. They help organisations put people first by turning them into communities and by bringing brilliant people closer together, it helps retain the talent within the company.

Moving away from Government has allowed Investors in People to significantly redevelop and expand their products, and now they offer various accreditations as well as a free platform that supports organisations to focus more on people.

In this episode we discuss the problems in the workplace today, what makes us truly happy at work, and what managers and bosses can do to make positive change.

To find out more check out investorsinpeople.com/ to find out more on how to make work better. **This is a paid partnership**

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