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Let’s make work better


80,000 hours. That’s how long most of us will spend 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 a monthly pay cheque. And they definitely deserve more than lying awake on Sunday nights, worrying about the week ahead. They deserve to do their best work. To know they’re in a place where they can grow. To get to the end of the day, and feel like they’ve achieved something. So let’s do something about it. You’re reading this because you think that, too. You want to see what you can do to put your people first. (And when you do that, your bottom line sees the benefit.) We want to help you make work better.


We worked with hundreds of academics, business leaders and industry experts to design the latest version of our people framework, which we updated in 2015. (In the past, you might’ve seen it called ‘The Standard’.) All the points that make up the framework are based on research into what makes an organisation succeed in the long-term, and trends in how those successful organisations lead and support their people.

Getting accredited is just the start. 


Working with us isn’t about jumping through a series of hoops to get your accreditation. In a way, the real work starts once you’ve got your assessment report, and found out your level. That’s when you can start planning what changes you can put in place to make work better for your people. And the most important part of your report will be the recommendations; our suggestions for what to do next.

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