Employer Awards Entry Criteria

Reward and Benefits Manager of the Year

  • There will be no submissions for this category - the shortlist and winners will be decided via nominations from our audience.

Savings & Benefits Team of the Year

  • What were your key achievements during the 12 months to 31 January 2017? What makes your team worthy of the ‘Savings & Benefits Team of the Year' accolade?

 

Best Benefits Strategy / Innovation of the Year

  • How has your overall workplace savings and benefits strategy excelled and helped reach organisational goals this year?
  • Have you introduced new benefits or widened accessibility to staff?
  • Did you change your approach to communicating workplace benefits and engaging staff?
  • What other innovations have you used to maximise the role that benefits can play in a vibrant workplace?
  • Did one change to the operation of workplace benefits produce a significant improvement in outcomes at your workplace?

 

Best Pensions Strategy of the Year

  • How have you tackled the challenge of pensions at your organisation? What changes have you made in response to the pensions flexibilities?
  • Did you review your scheme's investment options or launch a new communications or education campaign?
  • Or have you used your pension scheme to successfully promote and encourage staff loyalty?

Best Communications / Engagement Initiative of the Year

  • How have you communicated with and engaged your workforce?
  • Entries can be for either a one-off event or prolonged campaign related to any elements of workplace savings and benefits.
  • Did you increase benefits take-up with a new communications campaign?
  • Have you improved staff engagement by introducing a new benefit?
  • Or have you used a combination of benefits and communications to successfully promote and encourage staff loyalty and engagement?

Best Healthcare and Wellbeing Strategy of the Year

  • How have you supported your workforce's health and wellbeing?
  • Entries can be for either a one-off event or prolonged campaign related to any aspect of health and wellbeing.
  • Did you reduce sickness absence within the workforce by introducing a new benefit?
  • Have you improved overall staff health by promoting health checks and health awareness days?
  • Or have you used a combination of benefits and communications to successfully promote employee wellbeing?
  • Have there been any benefits to the wider community?

Best Financial Education Strategy

  • How have you supported your workforce financial literacy through a financial education or engagement programme?
  • Entries can be for either a one-off event or prolonged campaign related to any aspect of financial education
  • Did you focus on one section of the workforce or was your initiative company-wide?
  • How was the initiative delivered? Did you use face-to-face, online or other delivery methods?
  • How did you assess the effectiveness of the programme and what feedback did you receive?
  • All entries should be supported by clear and accurate data to illustrate the impact of a well-targeted financial education strategy on the workforce and on company objectives.

Best Flexible Benefits Strategy

  • How have your used flexible benefits to support your organisational objectives over the 12 months to 31 January 2017?
  • Have you launched, expanded or changed your flex strategy over the past year? If so, what were the results of the changes you made?
  • How has your flexible benefits strategy helped engage your workforce?