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The Employee Engagement Awards (EE Awards) is the first and only global, dedicated Employee Engagement Awards & conference business. Now in our fourth year in North America, we believe in inspiring and educating people to remake the way organizations think about, and engage, people to achieve their purpose.
That’s why we created, and continue to develop, the Employee Engagement Awards; to provide an independent platform to recognize excellence in engagement that inspires action and drives the industry and the employee experience forward.
Entering and hopefully winning, The EE Awards provides the industry acknowledgement and competitive advantage needed to attract the best talent.
Award Entry Fee – $200
Key dates to remember for the awards & conference:
Feb 02, 2018 – Open for award entries
April 13, 2018 – Award entries closed
April 2018 – Awards shortlist announced
June 07, 2018 – Employee Engagement Conference & Awards Ceremony
The Employee Engagement Awards and Conference will bring together business professionals from across North America to inspire and support them in creating a remarkable people-engaged company.
Throughout the day-long conference we will shared insights, strategies and tools from inspiring leaders and remarkable peers, helping to realize the power of engaged employees, wherever a business may be in their journey.
The day will focus on capturing ideas, tactics and next actions to implement back at the office.
Following the Employee Engagement Awards Conference in Chicago we will have a cocktail hour where food will be served. Overlooking the magnificent Chicago skyline on the venue’s rooftop. We will then have an awards presentation to acknowledge the best work of 2017 before continuing on the party & networking with more food, wine and music.
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Employee Engagement covers many facets of being a true people based business. Our categories below represent the elements that make up an engaged business. The main award, Company of the Year, will show a truly strategic approach and execution of a multi-layered EE approach that has benefited its people.
We have 20 award categories. Winners & Highly Commended will be announced on the evening of June 07, 2018
This award is designed for companies to nominate that one person in your organization who embodies Employee Engagement – someone that doesn’t touch strategy or the boardroom but inspires others and is an example of how to perform. It could be a line manager, a customer service representative or an HR Manager. There are no limitations – just inspiration. This is your chance to give that person the recognition they rarely receive or expect to receive.
Unlike the Unsung Hero Award, this award will go to the professional that has driven a successful Employee Engagement programme within the business. Entries must clearly demonstrate measurable outcomes of the engagement programme and how they, personally, were the driving force behind it. Entries from companies of all shapes and sizes are welcome.
The creation of a organization 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 organization created an engaging culture that’s brought staff together, improved their experience and the companies performance as a result?
As one of the most integral parts of an organisation’s profile, this award focused on how companies and organizations relate to their customers. Candidates must demonstrate new and innovative examples of customer engagement specifically how each organization delivers on customer satisfaction.
This award recognizes 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 measureable impact of the technology on employee engagement and how the organization has gained employee uptake will be looked upon favorably.
This award will be presented to an organization that uses wellbeing initiatives to better engage staff with the organization’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 organization has encouraged staff uptake of wellbeing initiatives.
One of the best ways to engage staff and keep them engaged 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.
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 LGBT community, disabled people and other minorities.
Open, transparent, two-way communication channels are important if employees are to feel engaged. This award recognizes 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.
Reward & recognition are important parts of any business but we want to see companies that are extracting additional value. This award will go to an organization that ties their reward & recognition strategy to business objectives and engages employees beyond simple transactional elements such as salary or private medical insurance.
Employees continue to want their work and their organization 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.
This award will be presented to a Small to Medium Sized companies with 0-5,000 employees that has undertaken a project that has driven employee engagement in the organization. All projects, whether around wellbeing, internal communications, technology or reward, can be entered. Judges would like to see information around the full project lifecycle including planning, implementation, measurement and reflection.
This award will be presented to a organisation with 5,000+ employees that has undertaken a project that has driven employee engagement in the organization. All projects, whether around wellbeing, internal communications, technology or reward, can be entered. Judges would like to see information around the full project lifecycle including planning, implementation, measurement and reflection.
This award will be presented to a not-for-profit or charitable organization that has undertaken a project that has driven employee engagement in the organization. All projects, whether around wellbeing, internal communications, technology or reward, can be entered. Judges would like to see information around the full project lifecycle including planning, implementation, measurement and reflection.
This award will be presented to a Government Agency that has undertaken a project that has driven employee engagement in the organization. All projects, whether around wellbeing, internal communications, technology or reward, can be entered. Judges would like to see information around the full project lifecycle including planning, implementation, measurement and reflection.
This award focuses on the efforts and achievements of external agencies 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.
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.
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.
We couldn’t do it without the input of our judging panel that will decide on the finalists in each category and overall winners of The Employee Engagement Awards.
Representing the many skills needed for Employee Engagement, we have a diverse & expert panel from some of the biggest brands and positions of influence within the industry.
EE Awards Advisor & www.JasonLauritsen.com
VP, Deputy Chief People Officer, Teach for America
VP of Strategic Solutions & Partnerships, Rideau Recognition
Vice President, Temkin Group
Co-founder, Culture LabX
Managing Director | Human Capital, Deloitte
Founder & CEO, WorkXO
CEO at WorkTango
VP, Culture & Experience, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Partner, Employer Brand, Employera
CEO at WorqIQ
EE Expert & best selling author
Founder, Employee Engagement Network
Vice President, Brighton Health Plan Solutions
Chief Executive Officer, IC Kollectif
Chief Brand Officer, Brandemix
CEO & Founder, The EE Awards
Managing Director, NSU Media
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