Of course we’re going to say Accreditation is wonderful, aren't we? To be absolutely honest it depends what you, and the accrediting body, want to achieve.
We are now delivering "Committed to Equality - C2E" to many businesses large and small. And yes, as you'd expect, with a diversity accreditation, our customer base is diverse. Indeed, one of our largest clients asked us earlier this year what a typical C2E Accredited Company was like, and we were really stumped for a day or two. Bear in mind we have micro-businesses, SME's, Third Sector and PLC's employing thousands - and then it struck one of the Sales Team.
Without exception they were nice places to visit.
Now we are not for one minute suggesting that having an accreditation makes an organisation, rather an organisation creates the culture for an accreditation to succeed.
If you have accreditations already then you are aware of their value, but if you are dipping your toe in the water or looking for new awards take look at this checklist to help you decide:
Accreditation ISN'T for everyone, but in our experience both as a deliverer and an end user if chosen wisely and implemented honestly it's a valuable business tool.