Winner - CODEX
Judges believed this business had impressive case studies which evidenced a broad range of benefits. They felt this business goes that extra mile to make a difference to the lives of individuals that need that additional bit of care and attention, to focus on their needs and in doing so boost their self confidence and learn new digital skills for the digital workplace.
The employment and development of people demands that all policies, practices and procedures are based on being inclusive and open to diversity and regularly checked to tackle and remove unfair bias. Driving progress and gaining traction in the ways in which organisations seek to become more diverse and inclusive is a long game. it demands openness, transparency and authentic behaviour, clear values that engage employee commitment and evidence to show how being both diverse and inclusive improves business performance. Judges will be looking for examples of how organisations are driving the diversity and inclusion agenda, how they are breaking ground and overcoming resistance, what changes they have made and what business benefits have been gained.
Winner - STANDARD BANK
This organisation impressed judges with the creative and innovative ways in which they develop the well being of their staff. Judges felt they were committed to making a healthy and positive difference to their staff which was tangible for all to see and evidenced by impact measures including a reduction of health related absenteeism.
We will recognise organisations that have demonstrated a clear link between initiatives to support employee health and wellbeing and business objectives. Successful entries will demonstrate an understanding of the holistic nature of employee health and wellbeing, for example, ensuring that leadership and management capability, wider workforce skills development or job design compliment initiatives such as the introduction of new programmes and benefits. As well as describing the work the organisation has undertaken to support health and wellbeing, entrants need to provide clear evidence of impact, such as a reduction in absence levels, accident levels and or improvements in staff engagement/performance.
Winner - LLOYDS BANK
This company pleased the judges by evidencing how they were taking the initiative, demonstrating leadership and embracing change. They took a real risk but one that is reaping rewards, through an impressive move from transactional process and target driven banking to a customer service orientated culture.
Evidence points to a positive link between highly engaged employees and better organisational performance. Can you demonstrate a real understanding of what drives engagement in your organisation, what motivates your people to go the extra mile? Judges will be looking for evidence that initiatives are focused on organisational needs, objectives and linked to real drivers of engagement to improve outputs and business gains. Evidence will include a well-thought out strategy linking employee engagement to the heart of the business. This can include motivation programmes that have made a significant difference to an organisation's performance. Entrants should provide details of the strategy itself and demonstrate how it measures improvements in engagement and detail the business outputs.
Winner - LES AMIS
The judges felt this was a well presented application, showing clear objectives, recognising challenges and evidencing success. The winner of this award is an outstanding business and not a ‘fluffy’ organisation. They had a clear business strategy for a very complex organisation. They created transformational change in how it operates and in doing so is able to respond rapidly to change and sustain a bright future for those individuals it represents.
This category covers organisations that have completed a successful people-focused change programme. Areas that will be assessed include making the business case for change, its communication, implementation and measurement. Judges will be looking for entries that demonstrate that your plans are in alignment with your organisation's strategy and are being driven by the leadership team. How have you established roles and responsibilities? How have you ensured that employees are involved and engaged? What is your communications strategy for all involved? Your submission should demonstrate HR’s impact on through all stages of the programme, from the business case to measuring the overall impact of the change programme. Entries can include those where external interim resources have been brought in to achieve a positive outcome and successful merger and acquisition programmes.
Winner - PENNY BORNY
This student faced many challenges, not least challenging those who appointed her to do a difficult job. She used the experience and insight learnt from her training and professional development placing people first before profit. She found a way forward when many would have hit an impass. An excellent entry, full of support and encouragement from every angle.
Studying is not just about acquiring relevant knowledge – successful students apply what they have learnt to bring about real business benefits. We’re looking for an exceptional individual who is currently studying or has recently completed a recognised CIPD postgraduate level qualification. Successful applicants will demonstrate how their studies have enabled them to initiate and implement business improvements, either within their own organisation or the organisation they work for. Winner also receives a cheque for £500.
Winner - ROMERILS
This company really impressed the judges with their in-house initiative. Inclusive, well-considered, commercially driven with proven benefits to staff and clients alike. Judges particularly liked the decision only to use external services providers where a need was identified, making the process more bespoke.
In this category, judges will be looking for those that invest effectively in the development of their people across an entire organisation, in particular via coaching and mentoring. Entrants should include details about the business need, what the strategy entails and how it was communicated to the workforce. Evidence of its success and the benefits it has brought will score highly, as will evidence of genuine board level commitment to learning and development.
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