The Inspiring Workplace Awards (formerly Employee Engagement Awards) exist to provide a platform to recognize great places to work and the roles within them. To shine the spotlight on Inspirers who strive to deliver a better experience for their colleagues and a competitive advantage to their organization.

Whether it’s driving excellence through wellbeing, EX, culture change, diversity, innovation, technology, brand, leadership, communications or the overall organization itself there is a category for everyone.

Originally established in 2014 we have recoognized thousands of organizations all over the world.

Inspiring Workplaces

Key Dates

17 August

Open for entries

15 October

Early Bird deadline

15 January

Deadline

29 April

Gala Dinner

Categories

Inspiring Workplace of the Year

Inspiring Culture

Inspiring Experience

Inspiring Communications

Inspiring Workplace of the Year

This award will go to the organisation that demonstrates the most compelling and holistic approach to their strategy for inspiring 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 methods and metrics used to measure their return on investment.

The category is open to all business big and small, non-profit or public sector. Judges will be looking on the impact of your strategy on the business and its people across budgets big and small.

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Inspiring Culture

The creation of a company culture is essential but far from easy. It’s more than a vision than the collective can unite behind and give purpose to their employment. How has your company created an inspiring culture that’s brought staff together, improved their experience and the company’s performance as a result?

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Inspiring Experience

The single biggest influence on the customer experience is an organisation’s employees. This can be both a positive and negative influence. By driving and improving the employee experience an organisation can transform its CX and overall business performance against its competitors. This category is dedicated to those that by improving the EX have delivered CX and business transformations.

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Inspiring Communications

Open, transparent, two-way communication channels are important if employees are to feel engaged. This award recognises companies that are championing internal communications as a strategy to inspire instead of just a method of disseminating information. Judges would like to see information that shows a coherent strategy around internal communications and the thinking behind it.

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Inspiring Employer Brand

Inspiring Diversity & Inclusion

Inspiring Leadership

Inspiring Professional of the Year

Inspiring Employer Brand

One of the best ways to inspire staff and keep them inspired year-on-year is to connect them to the organization 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.

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Inspiring Diversity & Inclusion

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 LGBTQ community, disabled people and other minorities.

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Inspiring Leadership

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Inspiring Professional of the Year

This award will go to the professional that has inspired employees within the business. Entries must clearly demonstrate measurable outcomes of their inspiration and how they, personally, were the driving force behind it. Entries from companies of all shapes and sizes are welcome.

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Inspiring CSR

Inspiring Reward & Recognition

Inspiring Innovation

Inspiring Use of Technology

Inspiring CSR

Employees continue to want their work and their company to contribute to more than just profit. This award will recognise a project dedicated to inspiring 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.

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Inspiring Reward & Recognition

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 inspires employees beyond simple transactional elements such as salary or private medical insurance.

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Inspiring Innovation

In a rapidly changing world of work, to inspire employees consistently requires creativity and adaptability. This category will celebrate those who are breaking from the pack and creating innovative new ways to drive inspiration.

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Inspiring Use of Technology

This award recognises the use of technology to support and drive inspiration 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 inspiration and how the organization has gained employee uptake will be looked upon favourably.

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Inspiring Workplace Consultancy

Inspiring Workplace Vendor

Inspiring Workplace Consultancy

This award focuses on the efforts and achievements of external consultancies that aim to bring inspiration into the forefront of a business. The agencies that deliver their expert skills to the benefit of their clients and employees.

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Inspiring Workplace Vendor

This award focuses on the efforts and achievements of an external vendor (technology/software/analytics etc) that aims to bring inspiration into the forefront of a business for its customers. The vendor aims to deliver their specific expert skills to the benefit of their clients and its employees.

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How to enter?

For a complete guide on how to enter the 2021 EMEA Inspiring Workplace Awards, simply complete the form to the right.

We will send you a complete entry pack on August 17, 2020

Judges

We are currently working on our 2021 EMEA panel. Here are some of the past judges we have had over the bast few years. Thank you to them.

Douglas Lamont
CEO
Innocent Drinks

Drew McMillan
Head of Colleague Communication & Engagement
British Airways

Jenni Field
Director
CIPR

Paul Gilliam
HR Director UK & Ireland
L’Oreal

Rachel Miller
Director
All Things IC Consultancy

Ruth Dance
Academy Director
Inspiring Workplaces

David Littlechild
Global Head of Culture, Engagement & Wellbeing
London Stock Exchange Group

Asif Sadiq
Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
The Telegraph

Important Information

Rules of entry

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Fees

£100 ex VAT

Super Early Bird

£165 ex VAT

Standard

£250 ex VAT

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