Our Merger Story: Looking into the future to drive change

Inspiring Workplaces™ is the creation of bringing two global businesses together. The Employee Engagement Awards and The Employee Engagement Alliance.

Five years ago, inspired by the difference the early adopters of employee engagement were making to people and organisations, we decided to create two sister companies to help accelerate the pace at which organisations embraced employee engagement to deliver a better employee experience. The first was The Employee Engagement Awards. This had the goal of proving the positive impact of employee engagement by recognising and sharing best practice approaches through conferences and awards. The second was The Employee Engagement Alliance. This had the aim of being the standard bearer for professional development in employee engagement by delivering the inspiration, knowledge and tools to produce an employee experience that engages and energizes.

Both have delivered against their aims. But we’ve recognised, thanks to a lot of constructive feedback, that we can achieve much more together than we can apart. So, we’ve combined the strengths of the Awards and the Alliance to create Inspiring Workplaces™  – an organisation with a much more ambitious goal. Our Purpose is to improve the world by improving the world of work – for everyone.

Whilst we still deeply believe in the positive impact of driving the Employee Experience to drive Engagement, we believe there has been a convergence of buzzwords. Whether engagement, experience, culture, purpose, wellbeing, diversity… they all ultimately lead to an inclusive & psychologically safe culture that allows people to bring their true selves to work, be inspired by the purpose of the business and the people they work alongside. Giving them the freedom to develop and perform at their best. Transforming organizations and the lives within them.