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2017 UK EE Awards
Best Use of Technology Award
This award recognises the use of technology to support and drive employee engagement and will be looking for a people-first approach to using technology effectively rather than a technology-first approach. Entries that can quantify the measurable impact of the technology on employee engagement and how the organisation has gained employee uptake will be looked upon favourably.
This entry must be submitted on behalf of a customer the technology was used for.
Customer Engagement Award
As one of the most integral part of a company’s profile, this award focused on how companies and organizations relate to their customers. Candidates must demonstrate new and innovative examples of customer engagement specifically how each organization delivers on customer satisfaction.
Diversity & Inclusion Award
This award recognises an organisation that can clearly demonstrate that it actively executed a strategy that put diversity and inclusion at the heart of its business.
It may focus on one minority group but preferably the winner will communicate a strategy that provided clear support and inclusion for all whether women, people from BME backgrounds, people from the LGBTI community, disabled people and other minorities.
Employee Engagement Consultancy of the Year Award
This award focuses on the efforts and achievements of consultancies that aim to bring employee engagement into the forefront of a business. The consultancies that deliver their expert skills to the benefit of their clients and employees.
Employee Engagement Enterprise Company of the Year Award (1000+ employees)
This award follows the same criteria as The Employee Engagement Company of the Year Award (above) but focuses on those companies with 500+ employees and reflects the budgets they have to work within.
Employee Engagement Non-Profit/Charity Project of the Year Award
This award will be presented to a not-for-profit or charitable organisation that has undertaken a project in the past year that has driven employee engagement in the organisation. All projects, whether around wellbeing, internal communications, technology or reward, can be entered. Judges would like to see information around the full project lifecycle including planning, implementation, measurement and reflection.
Employee Engagement Public Sector Project of the Year Award
This award will be presented to a public sector organisation that has undertaken a project in the past year that has driven employee engagement in the organisation. All projects, whether around wellness, internal communications, technology or reward, can be entered. Judges would like to see information around the full project lifecycle including planning, implementation, measurement and reflection.
Employee Engagement SMB Company of the Year (0 - 1000 employees)
This award follows the same criteria as The Employee Engagement Company of the Year Award (above) but focuses on those companies of 0 - 500 employees and reflects the budgets they may have to work with.
Employee Engagement Vendor of the Year Award
This award focuses on the efforts and achievements of an external vendor (technology/software/analytics etc) that aims to bring employee engagement into the forefront of a business for its customers. The vendor aims to delivers their specific expert skills to the benefit of their clients and its employees.
Employee Reward and Recognition Award
Reward & recognition are important parts of any business but we want to see companies that are extracting additional value. This award will go to a company that ties their reward & recognition strategy to business objectives and engages employees beyond simple transactional elements such as salary or private medical insurance.
Employee Wellbeing Award
This award will be presented to an organisation that uses wellness initiatives to better engage staff with the organisation’s goals and future, improve day-to-day productivity and create a better working environment for all. Judges would like to see evidence of how the organisation has encouraged staff uptake of wellness initiatives.
Employer Brand Award
One of the best ways to engage staff and keep them engaged year-on-year is to connect them to the company brand, culture and values. This award will recognise the businesses that can demonstrate they have an excellent employer brand strategy, which delivers: proof of measurable benefits to the business, engagement of key stakeholders within the business, impact & understanding of messaging and positioning across workforce etc.
Internal Communications Award
Noted by many engagement consultancy companies as the biggest issue of concern for disengaged employees, this award will be presented to the company or organization who has gone to considerable lengths to improve internal communications. Candidates must demonstrate a well thought out Internal Communications programme that delivers proven results that have the employees at the heart of the campaign.
Social Responsibility Award
Employees continue to want their work and their company to contribute to more than just profit. This award will recognise a project dedicated to engaging employees through a social responsibility initiative or program. The judges would like to see evidence of the impact the project has had on both the workforce and also the wider social contribution it has made.
The Employee Engagement Company of the Year in association with People Insight
This award will go to the organisation that demonstrates the most compelling and holistic approach to their strategy for engaging their workforce. The winning business will provide evidence that they’ve utilised multiple opportunities for employees to engage with their company and become more fulfilled in their work. Judges will be looking for varied engagement methods and metrics used to measure their return on investment.
Unsung Hero Award
This award is designed for companies to nominate that one person in your company who is your linchpin, the person that ensures employee engagement strategies succeed rather than fail. Who is in the frontline day-to-day. The person that might not be responsible for creating the strategy but without them it would never be rolled out. This is your chance to give that person the recognition they rarely receive or expect to receive.