Rendall & Rittner, a leading managing agent, is proud to announce it has been awarded a Platinum accolade - the Investors in People (IIP) standard, and is in third place, out of only 18 real estate companies in the UK to be awarded this level, demonstrating the commitment to high performance through its good people management.
The company, which currently employs 360 members of office staff and over 2,000 on-site staff at more than 60,000 residential properties throughout the UK, moved up the scale from its Gold standard, first awarded in 2012. It originally achieved Investors in People accreditation in 2006, and since then has continued to develop its people management practices in line with the company’s continued growth plans.
Commenting on the award, Catherine Riva, Director at Rendall & Rittner, said: “This is a tremendous accolade and well deserved of everyone in our company. Without the hard work and effort from all our employees - from our apprentices to team managers and cleaners to lead executives - we would not have been able to attain a Platinum standard. This great news provides external verification from an international awarding body that our commitment to continuously improve and achieve our goals of being a lead employer in the industry, delivering high levels of customer care and offering value-added services are being achieved, which will benefit residents living at our developments, from small high-end homes through to some of London’s largest regeneration schemes. This commitment continues!”
The company was recognised for a raft of initiatives including the visibility of its senior management team that provide ‘hands on’ support, and genuine care for colleagues; improvements of its benefits including enhanced maternity package, sabbaticals and the option to buy and sell annual leave, and coffee mornings where all staff can meet founders Duncan Rendall and Matt Rittner, and work on company values.
It was also recognised as Platinum for its competitive pay packages, bonuses and support to achieve professional qualifications as a powerful motivator for being a member of staff, with directors really recognising great work at every level. Furthermore, its recruitment of a Community Engagement Manager to manage collaboration between neighbours across its developments and the Rendall & Rittner Residents Club are considered innovative added value services within the sector.
Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. Investors in People enables organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.
Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Rendall & Rittner. Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success. The team at Rendall & Rittner should be extremely proud of their achievement.”