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The 2019 UK & European Employee Engagement Awards Entry Pack

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All you need to help you with entering the 2019 UK & European EE Awards

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The 2019 UK & European Employee Engagement Awards Entry Pack

  1. 1. EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AWARDS UK & EUROPEAN AWARD ENTRY PACK AWARDS AND CONFERENCE 2019 / 20
  2. 2. THE EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AWARDS CONTENTS What we Do Watch Our Story so Far Join our Esteemed Brands Benefits of Entering The Awards Our Rules to Enter Our judges - Past & Present How to Write a Compelling Entry How to Enter Categories When? And How Much? Join us at the Awards & Conference Want to Find out More 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 24 25 26 PAGE 02
  3. 3. WHAT WE DO As the first and only global dedicated Employee Engagement Awards & Conference business, we believe in inspiring & educating people to remake the way organisations think about, and engage, people to achieve their purpose. That's why we created and continue to improve the Employee Engagement Awards; to champion best practice in engagement that inspires action and drives the industry and the employee experience forward. Our evolution has now enabled us to publish unique content and is creating a global community of EE professionals to enable global collaboration. In the space of under 5 years we have established our awards and conferences in 4 continents. UK & EUROPE ENTRY PACK 2019 PAGE 03
  4. 4. UK & EUROPE ENTRY PACK 2019 WATCH OUR STORY SO FAR Welcome to the Employee Engagement Awards. WATCH VIDEO PAGE 04
  5. 5. UK & EUROPE ENTRY PACK 2019 JOIN OUR ESTEEMED BRANDS PAGE 05
  6. 6. BENEFITS OF ENTERING UK & EUROPE ENTRY PACK 2019 Makes you an employer of choice – A Top Engaged Workplace Provides a competitive advantage in a saturated labour market Provides proof you're investing in your people Recognises those employees working hard to execute your ongoing strategy Provides opportunities to showcase your work and raise its profile around the UK & World via conferences, podcasts and video interviews Opportunities to network with hundreds of peers at Gala Dinner Provides positive brand publicity for your company via all our communication channels in the UK and around the world Opportunities for discounted membership to The Employee Engagement Alliance PAGE 06
  7. 7. RULES TO ENTER UK & EUROPE ENTRY PACK 2019 All entries must be submitted using the official online entry system by AwardStage. Work submitted must have taken place from anytime between January 2015 to November 2019. The work submitted must be conducted within the UK & Europe The shortlisted entrants will be announced during November 2019. There is no limit to the number of projects that you enter, providing they’re clearly different from each other. There is a word-limit 1500 to 2000 words per entry Entrants agree to co-operate fully with the judges and their representatives as part of the judging process. The Employee Engagement Awards and the sponsoring organisations take no responsibility for incidental costs incurred by entrants. By entering The Employee Engagement Awards you agree for your logo to be used on all related websites and marketing materials when needed. The decision of the judges is final and no further correspondence will be considered. Due to the volume of entries we cannot always provide individual feedback on entries and reserve the right not to do so. PAGE 07
  8. 8. UK & EUROPE ENTRY PACK 2019 PAGE 08 Douglas Lamont Chief Executive Officer, Innocent Drinks Brigitte De Gama Chief People Officer, McDonalds South Africa Kelly Joscylene Global Chief Talent Officer, Mastercard Alan Wild Global VP, Employee Engagement, IBM Lucia Swartz VP People, ABInBev Alyson Daichendt Managing Director Human Capital, Deloitte OUR JUDGES PAST & PRESENT Drew McMillan Head of Communication & Engagement, British Airways Paul Gillam HR Director UK & Ireland, L'OrÇal
  9. 9. HOW TO WRITE A COMPELLING ENTRY UK & EUROPE ENTRY PACK 2019 BE A COMPELLING STORY TELLER Make sure you tell the story. Be clear and concise. Remember our judges don’t know you, your business or your project and you only have 1,500 words to not only explain to but wow them. AVOID JARGON Plain English enables judges to clearly understand all sections of the entry, with no confusion or misunderstanding. BUSINESS CASE – TANGIBLE RESULTS Indicate how the project links to Employee Engagement for the betterment of the business. Set out what the goals of the campaign were and ensure that you provide credible proof that you delivered, or even surpassed those goals. A clear ROI will always be seen in a positive light by our judges. BRING IT TO LIFE Do you have any materials that can bring the entry to life? Make it more real & human? Videos; images; leaflets; websites & testimonials. PAGE 09
  10. 10. HOW TO ENTER UK & EUROPE ENTRY PACK 2019 1. Visit https://ee-awards.com/uk and click Enter Now 2. That will take you to: https://ukeeawards.awardstage.com to start the entry process 3. Click on the Register link at the top of the page 4. Fill out all of the details requested: 5. Once completed, you will have access to the Entry Dashboard where you can create, save and submit your entries. 6. Click ‘Create Entry’ to begin – you will then be able to select your category 7. The first step of creating an entry is writing a 100 word summary. You don’t need to do this before clicking through to the next page 8. Here you will see the full entry submission form for the category selected. You can complete part of the entry, save it and revisit it as many times as you wish 9. You can download the entry form to on the top right hand side of the entry form 10. You only pay once you submit and can only submit via paying so don’t be worried about submitting prematurely PAGE 10
  11. 11. UK & EUROPE ENTRY PACK 2019 COMPANY OF THE YEAR AWARD PAST WINNERS & FINALISTS This award will go to the organisation that demonstrates the most compelling and holistic approach to their strategy for engaging 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 engagement methods and metrics used to measure their return on investment. This year, 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. Looking for elements such as: Clarity of definition of employee engagement Comprehensive and inclusive strategy Innovative approaches PAGE 11
  12. 12. UK & EUROPE ENTRY PACK 2019 CULTURE & PURPOSE AWARD PAST WINNERS & FINALISTS 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 engaging culture that’s brought staff together, improved their experience and the company’s performance as a result? PAGE 12 Looking for elements such as: Clarity of definition of culture and purpose Strategy (intention and plan) Program and initiative quality
  13. 13. UK & EUROPE ENTRY PACK 2019 THE EXPERIENCE AWARD PAST WINNERS & FINALISTS The single biggest influence on the customer experience is an organisations 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. PAGE 13 Looking for elements such as: Alignment of employee engagement to customer experience Clear definitions of employee and customer experience (including how they are measured) Strategy (intention and plan) Measurable impact (number) Demonstrated impact (story)
  14. 14. UK & EUROPE ENTRY PACK 2019 BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY AWARD PAST WINNERS & FINALISTS This award recognises the use of technology to support and drive employee engagement 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 employee engagement and how the organisation has gained employee uptake will be looked upon favourably. PAGE 14 Looking for elements such as: Application of technology to Engagement Strategy (intention and planning) Measurable impact Demonstrated impact (story)
  15. 15. UK & EUROPE ENTRY PACK 2019 WELLBEING AWARD PAST WINNERS & FINALISTS This award will be presented to an organisation that uses wellbeing initiatives to better engage staff with the organisation's goals and future, improve day-to-day productivity and create a better working environment for all. Judges would like to see evidence of how the organisation has encouraged staff uptake of wellbeing initiatives. PAGE 15 Looking for elements such as: Clarity of definition of wellbeing Program design Measurable impact Demonstrated Impact
  16. 16. UK & EUROPE ENTRY PACK 2019 EMPLOYER BRAND AWARD PAST WINNERS & FINALISTS One of the best ways to engage staff and keep them engaged year-on-year is to connect them to the organisation 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.. PAGE 16 Looking for elements such as: Clarity of definition of Employer Brand Execution of employer brand program (details) Measurable Impact (how it’s measured and actual outcomes) Demonstrated Impact
  17. 17. UK & EUROPE ENTRY PACK 2019 DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AWARD PAST WINNERS & FINALISTS 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 BAME backgrounds, people from the LGBTQIA+ community, disabled people and other minorities. PAGE 17 Looking for elements such as: Clarity regarding the definition and role of diversity and inclusion Comprehensive Strategy (intention and plans) Alignment with employee engagement efforts Demonstrated impact (story) Measurable impact (numbers)
  18. 18. UK & EUROPE ENTRY PACK 2019 INNOVATION IN ENGAGEMENT AWARD PAST WINNERS & FINALISTS In a rapidly changing world of work, to engage employees consistently requires creativity and adaptability. This category will celebrate those who are breaking from the pack and creating innovative new ways to drive employee engagement. PAGE 18 Looking for elements such as: Clarity of description and intentions Novelty and creativity Measurable impact
  19. 19. UK & EUROPE ENTRY PACK 2019 INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS AWARD PAST WINNERS & FINALISTS 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 improve employee engagement 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. PAGE 19 Looking for elements such as: Application of communication to Engagement Communication planning Inclusiveness and innovation of approaches Measurable impact (numbers) Demonstrated impact (story)
  20. 20. UK & EUROPE ENTRY PACK 2019 EMPLOYEE BENEFITS AWARD PAST WINNERS & FINALISTS Reward & recognition via Employee Benefits 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 engages employees beyond simple transactional elements such as salary or private medical insurance. PAGE 20 Looking for elements such as: Rewards and Recognition Program design Alignment to Business Objectives Impact on employee engagement/retention Innovation (novelty/uniqueness
  21. 21. UK & EUROPE ENTRY PACK 2019 SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD PAST WINNERS Employees continue to want their work and their company to contribute to more than just profit. This award will recognise a project dedicated to engaging 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. PAGE 21 Looking for elements such as: Project description (clear and compelling) Project design (intention and strategy) Project execution (participation, engagement, etc.) Demonstrated impact (on both community and employee engagement)
  22. 22. UK & EUROPE ENTRY PACK 2019 CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR AWARD This award focuses on the efforts and achievements of external consultancies that aim to bring employee engagement into the forefront of a business. The agencies that deliver their expert skills to the benefit of their clients and employees. PAGE 22 PAST WINNERS
  23. 23. UK & EUROPE ENTRY PACK 2019 VENDOR OF THE YEAR AWARD PAST WINNERS This award focuses on the efforts and achievements of an external vendor (technology/software/analytics etc) that aims to bring employee engagement 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. PAGE 23
  24. 24. KEY DATES & PRICES PAGE 24 Entries Open July 4th 2019 Early-bird Entry Deadline August 2nd 2019 Entry Deadline October 9th 2019 Finalists announced October 31st, 2019 Gala Dinner January 23rd 2019 Early-bird entry fee £125 Standard entry fee £175 Late entry fee £250 Full Table (10 seats) Finalists - £3000 Standard - £3500 Half Table (5 seats) Finalists - £1500 Standard - £1750 PRICES EXCLUDING VAT
  25. 25. UK & EUROPE ENTRY PACK 2019 THE EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT CONFERENCE The Employee Engagement Awards Conference hosts employee engagement award winners & thought leaders across a powerful day to maximise the value you receive for the time out of the office. During the conference, we present some of the case studies from some of out award winning entries. No other event can offer the mix of award winning campaigns that we can. LOCATION: London UK, April 2nd 2019 “The EE Awards stands out as the leader in what is becoming a very crowded market place.” “I found the presentations a really good balance of speakers and companies of different sizes. The information was really relevant and useful for our engagement survey.” PAGE 25
  26. 26. EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AWARDS If you have any questions or queries regarding the application process, entries and other issues regarding the Employee Engagement Awards, you can access our website at ee-awards.com. UK Mob: +44 (0)7799 876473 Email: stefan@ee-awards.com @ee_awards

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