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Platinum Award for Learning Pool by Investors in People

Learning Pool has been recognised by receiving the Platinum Award by Investors in People (IIP), signifying its commitment, investment and belief in its people.

IIP is a globally recognized mark for people management and transformational leadership. Platinum Accreditation confirms Learning Pool as among the top-ranking organizations for its unique culture and continuous improvement initiatives. Platinum is the highest level of accreditation possible in the standard and is something only 2% of organizations achieve. 

This award confirms that policies and practices aimed at supporting people are embedded in every corner of Learning Pool. And in a platinum company, everyone – from the CEO to a customer services apprentice – knows they have a part to play in the company doing well, and is always looking for ways to improve.

Learning Pool’s Chief of People, Louise McElvaney, attributes the company’s IIP award to its high performing team and commitment to customers: “The last two years have proven beyond all doubt that our people are the driving force behind our business and a key reason for our sustained growth and success. Platinum is a wonderful endorsement of the work of our team in what’s been an incredible period for Learning Pool. We’re delighted that the investments we’ve made in the development of our people have created high levels of job satisfaction and that Learning Pool continues to be a great place to work. As we continue to grow we’re confident that by putting our people at the center of everything we do and developing extraordinary career progression for them, we can maintain excellent levels of customer service and reliably improve the services we offer.”

IIP accreditation offers measurable feedback on employee performance and the chance to benchmark against other organizations in the UK and internationally. The assessment framework encapsulates the latest workplace trends, essential skills, and effective structures, focusing on three key areas: leading, supporting and improving.

To achieve Platinum accreditation, the company underwent a rigorous, independent review of its organization and people to ensure it met key performance indicators. These indicators are derived from the analysis of organizations that consistently outperform industry norms.

In the latest audit Learning Pool has been particularly commended for developing strong leaders, equipping managers to provide the best support to their teams and unlocking potential right across the business.

Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Learning Pool. Platinum accreditation on ‘we invest in people’ is a remarkable effort for any organization, and places Learning Pool in fine company with a host of organizations that understand the value of people.”

Ben Betts, Learning Pool CEO, further commented: “Learning Pool believes that extraordinary things are possible when you invest in your people. As one of the UK’s fastest-growing private companies, and now an IIP Platinum accredited organization, we’re a testament to the possibility of creating extraordinary outcomes through people.”

This Platinum accreditation for Learning Pool comes just a week after we achieved Gold for ‘Front-line Customer Service Team of the Year’ at the 2022 Stevie® Awards for Sales and Customer Service.


About Learning Pool

Learning Pool empowers workplaces to deliver extraordinary learning outcomes with its comprehensive suite of innovative technologies. Supporting the evolving ambition of more than 1,400 businesses investing in learning experiences for over 5 million global learners, Learning Pool’s suite provides everything needed to build, manage, and deliver workplace learning.

The company offers an unparalleled customer experience, delivered by more than 400 expert colleagues based in the UK and USA, working to bring each customer’s unique vision for learning and development to life.

In the last year, it has featured on 17 eLearning Industry lists for excellence in its field, received Gold at the 2021 Brandon Hall Excellence Awards, for Best Advance in Learning Technology Implementation and double Gold in the Stevie Awards for Outstanding Customer Service. 

Recognized as a Strategic Leader in the Fosway 9-Grid™ for Digital Learning, wherever you find ambitious workplaces investing in their people, you’ll find Learning Pool.


About Investors in People

Most of us will spend around 80,000 hours at work in our lifetimes. For something that takes up that much of our time, we think people deserve to get more out of it than just a regular paycheque. 

 That’s why we’ve already helped more than 11 million people across 75 countries to make work better.  We’re a community interest company, which means we put our purpose before our profits. That means everything we do and every direction we take is done to make work better. 

Organisations that meet the We invest in our people framework are proud to display their accreditation to the world. Because they understand that it’s people that make work better.

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