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Date posted: 24th September 2020

24th September 2020

Winners announced for the first 2020 North American Inspiring Workplaces Awards

Winners announced for the first 2020 North American Inspiring Workplaces Awards

Winners announced for the first ever 2020 North American Inspiring Workplaces Awards

  • Formerly known as The Employee Engagement Awards, now operating as The Inspiring Workplaces Awards
  • Winners include organizations such as Cisco, Merck, Northwell Health, State of Colorado, T-Mobile, VA North Texas, Western Union
  • Open for entries around the world for The 2021 Inspiring Workplaces Awards

New York – September 24, 2020 – The 2020 North American Inspiring Workplaces Awards today announces its winners and highly commended organisations of the year. These are the companies that the judges believe put people at the heart of their business and inspire others.

Inspiring Workplaces™ was created by the merger of The Employee Engagement Alliance and The Employee Engagement Awards. It believes in recognizing and shaping the new, forward-thinking organizations of the future. By shedding the light on these innovative workplaces via the awards, it helps to encourage positive change in workplaces as well as provide a source of inspiration and education for those who seek it.

At the heart of this new business is the engagement and commitment of a community of Inspirers to create a movement that changes the world for the better. No matter where people are in the world; whether they work in HR, Comms, Culture, Engagement, Experience, D&I, Brand, Finance or the boardroom; whether they’re a one-man-band or a multinational, they have a home in this community as long as they want to inspire change in the world.

The Inspiring Workplaces Awards is central to this movement, not only recognizing great work but to inspire others to follow suit. It will be sharing the case studies of finalists and winners alike via an online daily streaming series this fall and by publishing them within the stories section.

The full 2020 North American winners list is as follows:

  1. The Inspiring Workplace of the Year
    • Winner – Northwell Health
    • Highly Commended – Western Union
    • Highly Commended –
  2. Inspiring Culture Award
    • Joint Winners – Tinuiti and SimplePractice
    • Highly Commended – Gallagher & Associates
    • Highly Commended – Evidation Health
  3. Innovation in the Workplace Award
    • Winner – Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)
    • Highly Commended – Abstrakt Marketing Group
  4. Inspiring Diversity & Inclusion Award
    • Winner – Berkshire Bank
    • Highly Commended – Brad’s Deals
  5. Inspiring Internal Communications Award
    • Winner – Mars, Incorporated
    • Highly Commended – Rexall Pharmacy Group
  6. Inspiring Wellbeing Award
    • Winner – Brad’s Deals
    • Highly Commended – Beyond
  7. Inspiring Social Responsibility Award
    • Winner – Northwell Health
    • Highly Commended – Brad’s Deals
    • Highly Commended – ZS /Working for Women
  8. Inspiring Reward & Recognition Award
    • Winner – Merck & Co
    • Highly Commended – Digital Remedy
  9. Inspiring Employer Brand Award
    • Winner – Cisco (@WeAreCisco)
    • Highly Commended – T-Mobile US
  10. Inspiring Experience Award
    • Winner – Commonwealth Care Alliance
    • Highly Commended – SimplePractice
  11. Inspiring Use of Technology Award
    • Winner – VA North Texas
    • Highly Commended – S Alkermes
    • Highly Commended – Applauz Inc.
  12. Inspiring Workplaces Vendor of the Year Award
    • Joint Winners – Workhuman and Reward Gateway
    • Highly Commended – Unily
    • Highly Commended – Waggl 

Open for entries – 2021 Inspiring Workplaces Awards
North America, EMEA & Australasia are now open for entries for the 2021 Inspiring Workplaces Awards with a deadline of Feb 03, 2021.

To register for more information, become an Inspirer at 


There are various opportunities for organizations to partner with Inspiring Workplaces. For more information please contact [email protected]

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2020 has changed everything, including employee experience. And we don’t just mean the number of us who are working remotely. Organisational cultures have fundamentally shifted, as has how we collaborate and innovate.

We’re excited to be partnering with This is home who share our commitment to shaping the employee experience of the future. We want to reach out to you, our joint community, to understand your thoughts, strategies and ambitions as you continue to encourage positive change in the workplace.

This is Roundel 2021, our annual research into employee experience trends and practices.

The survey takes around 10 minutes. To thank you for taking part, we’ll give you access to the full report. The Roundel will be jam packed with data, thought analysis, key trends and recommendations. We want you to be able to build the right business case and strategies to design and deliver unique employee experiences. Experiences that will transform your organisation in 2021 and beyond.

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Inspiring Workplaces is the result of the merger of the Employee Engagement Awards and the Employee Engagement Alliance. It is headquartered in the UK and operates in North America, Africa and Australasia. Part of its profits fund the Inspiring Workplaces Foundation, a not-for-profit organization designed to create the inspiring leaders of tomorrow. Full information on The Inspiring Workplaces Awards can be seen here

For more information on Inspiring Workplaces:

Matt Manners

+44 (0) 7799876473

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