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Investors In People


I am being interviewed for Investors in People this week. I know the indicators and have thought of as many things that we do regarding our development, but not really sure about what is going to happen, what i will be asked to explain, example questions. any guidance gratefully received.
Vivienne Robinson

6 Responses

  1. IiP Interview
    Are you being interviewed as a member of staff, manager, HR person or other? Is your organisation going through IiP assessment for the first time or as a reassessment? This would help others advise you.

    We successfully went through a reassessment in January and the questions I was asked was different to what general employees were asked.

    Which of the assessment processes are you using?

    Your local enterprise company should be able to help you with the whole process.

  2. Re-assessment
    We are going through re-assessment and my role is training officer so will be asked about development of staff which is fine, but still not sure the format will take (wasn’t here when we had the last assessment)

  3. iip
    I can highly recommend an assessor in iip and general all round expert – who may be able to give you some guidance – her name is gemma kennedy – email: Kennedy, Gemma
    [email protected]

    its worth contacting her

  4. What happens at IIP Assessment
    I was interviewed for IIP assessment when I worked for a large company as a training manager. My interview lasted 30 mins and it was more a discussion rather than an interview.
    The assessor was very relaxed with me and was not trying to trip me up but instead just probed me about my experience.
    I did not prepare for the interview and I just told the assessor about real examples across the organisation and also about my experiences of getting learning and development going in the organisation.
    I was able to be honest about some of the problems we had with learning and development. I found the conversation really interesting and enjoyable. We were successful at the assessment.
    Hope it goes as well for you! I am sure that you will find your fears are far worse than the actual experience

  5. Just think about what has changed
    I am an IiP assessor and I like to have an interesting chat about what the job is like and how they feel that it fits in with what their company is trying to do. I ask about the sort of support they get to do their job and that includes management support, learning and development and maybe help with specific things like working hours or different learning styles.
    If you want to prepare anything, the most difficult question is the ‘has it made a diference?’ one. Has your training helped you do your job, does your team work better because of good managment support? Is the company better because of IiP. Does anyone try to find out and what do they do with the results. All assessors like examples and anecdotes. So enjoy your session

  6. Don’t worry about the interview
    In my experience it’s the assessors role to make you feel comfortable and explain what’s happening. The questions will vary dependant on your position in the company, whether or not you’re a line manager. You’ll be asked for examples and how you feel about things. Most importantly please remember the assesssor is assessing the company not you individually.


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