This year, we have launched a brand-new format that makes it easier than ever to enter. Each category will include a two-part entry form, requesting background information and a 1000-word submission standardised across all categories.
The suggested format includes:
- Key milestones
We have also launched 3 new award categories:
New Award: Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Award 2022 will see the introduction of a Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Award. Diversity and Inclusion has never before been so much at the forefront of business priorities.
The Workplace and Employment Awards will recognise the significant efforts of organisations that excel in their commitment to equality and inclusion across all strands of diversity.
Organisations will need to show how they work hard to create a culture where people are respected, appreciated and feel included, with the winning organisation demonstrating how it is harnessing a truly diverse workforce.
Diversity – the range of people in the workforce will be diverse. There will be a good mix of genders, ages, religions, sexual preferences, cultures and disabilities. These differences will be valued, not discriminated against.
Equality – all people will be treated fairly, irrespective of differences.
Inclusion – everyone feels valued. They will feel free to express personal opinions and ideas, discussing any problem areas with management and removing the presence of bullying, harassment and discrimination.
New Award: Best Company Connection Award
Reflecting on the past two years, the all new Best Company Connection Award will be presented to the organisation which best demonstrates how it has adapted its workplace wellbeing strategy to the challenges of remote working influenced by the Covid-19 pandemic. The winner will demonstrate its commitment to providing excellent support to its staff throughout, by maintaining contact and connection with workers during periods of uncertainty and isolation.
New Award: Corporate Social Responsibility Programme of the Year Award Finally, the Best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative award will honour organisations passionate about making a difference to communities in which they operate. This award recognises businesses with a stand-out CSR agenda which could include:
- Covid-19 response
- Reducing carbon footprint
- Charitable efforts
- Developing your local community