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The Employment Engagement Awards

The Employee Engagement Awards (EE Awards) is the first and only global, dedicated Employee Engagement Awards & conference business. Now in our third 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 a 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.

How to Enter

Award Fees:
Award Entry Fee – $200

Key dates to remember for the awards & conference:
Jan 31, 2017 – Open for award entries
March 23, 2017 – 70% discounted conference & award ticket  offer for June 08, 2017 in Chicago ends
April 07, 2017 – Award entries closed

April 2017 – Awards shortlist announced
June 08, 2017 – Employee Engagement Conference & Awards Ceremony 

The awards night

A day of inspiration and action & a party to remember

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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The award categories

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 08, 2017

The Employee Engagement Company of the Year powered by CultureNext

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The Employee Engagement Unsung Hero Award

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The Employee Engagement Professional of the Year

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The Employee Culture Award powered by Culture Lab X

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The Employee Engagement Company of the Year powered by CultureNext

This award will go to the organization that demonstrates the most compelling and holistic approach to their strategy for engaging their US-based workforce. The winning business will provide evidence that they’ve utilized 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

The Employee Engagement Unsung Hero Award

This award is designed for companies to nominate that one person in your company who embodies Employee Engagement – someone that doesn’t touch strategy or the boardroom but inspires others and is an example employee 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.

The Employee Engagement Professional of the Year

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 Employee Culture Award powered by Culture Lab X

The creation of a company culture is essential but far from easy. It’s more than a vision than the collective can unite behind 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 companies performance as a result?

The Customer Engagement Award powered by Temkin Group

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Best Use of Technology in Employee Engagement

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The Wellbeing Award

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The Employer Brand Award

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The Customer Engagement Award powered by Temkin Group

This award recognizes an organization that can clearly demonstrate it actively executed a strategy to make its culture more customer-centric in support of its business objectives.

This award will focus specifically on how organizations strengthen customer-centricity by building customer understanding and empathy across their workforce.

Best Use of Technology in Employee Engagement

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.

 

The Wellbeing Award

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.

 

The Employer Brand Award

One of the best ways to engage staff and keep them engaged year-on-year is to connect them to the company 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.

Diversity & Inclusion Award

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The Internal Communications Award

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The Reward & Recognition Award

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Social Responsibility Award

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Diversity & Inclusion Award

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.

The Internal Communications Award

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.

 

The Reward & Recognition Award

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

Social Responsibility Award

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.

Employee Engagement Project of the Year Award (Private sector – Small)

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Employee Engagement Project of the Year Award (Private sector – Medium)

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Employee Engagement Project of the Year Award (Private sector – Enterprise)

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Employee Engagement Project of the Year Award (Not for profit/Charity)

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Employee Engagement Project of the Year Award (Private sector – Small)

This award will be presented to a Small to Medium Sized companies with 0-1,000 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.

 

Employee Engagement Project of the Year Award (Private sector – Medium)

This award will be presented to a company with 1,000-5,000 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.

Employee Engagement Project of the Year Award (Private sector – Enterprise)

This award will be presented to a company 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.

 

Employee Engagement Project of the Year Award (Not for profit/Charity)

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.

 

Employee Engagement Project of the Year Award (Government Agency)

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Employee Engagement Agency of the Year

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Employee Engagement Vendor of the Year powered by The Starr Conspiracy

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International Project of the Year

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Employee Engagement Project of the Year Award (Government Agency)

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.

 

Employee Engagement Agency of the Year

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.

Employee Engagement Vendor of the Year powered by The Starr Conspiracy

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 delivers their specific expert skills to the benefit of their clients and its employees.

International Project of the Year

This award will be presented to a company outside of North America or North American based business that has undertaken a project in the past year that has driven employee engagement internationally, for example in a satellite office or in a subsidiary.  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.

 

Judges panel

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.

Jason Lauritsen

EE Awards Advisor & www.JasonLauritsen.com

Chris Winkelspecht

Strategic Services Director, Maritz Motivation Solutions

Kimberly Abel-Lanier

EE Expert & Influencer

Aimee Lucas

Vice President, Temkin Group

Kelly Joscelyne

Global Chief Talent Officer, MasterCard

Kirsten Davidson

Partner, Employer Brand, Employera

Amanda Atkins

Head of Internal Communications at Slack

Macy Andrews

Senior Director, Global Talent Brand and Culture, Cisco

Lindsay Wolff Logsdon

Co-founder, Culture LabX

Didier Elzinga

CEO & Co-Founder Culture Amp

Ally Bunin

Vice President, Brighton Health Plan Solutions

Matt Manners

CEO & Founder, The EE Awards

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