The 2024 Awards categories are listed below:
When you enter you will be required to register yourself, upon doing so, you will receive an email from email@example.com. Once you've received this please click the Activate link in the email to confirm the set up. You will then be able to complete your entry.
Entries to the awards are charged for at £240 + VAT. You can return at any point using your login credentials to manage your account and modify your entry until the closing date. To enter the awards please complete an entry form on the website filling out all relevant fields.
Read carefully the description of the category you wish to enter. Most categories are only open to employers – please check the category criteria to ensure you are eligible to enter.
If you're a service provider, you will only be eligible to enter the 'Best Supplier to Work For' Award.
Best Alignment of Benefits to Business Strategy
Most effective alignment of benefits strategy to business strategy
Best Benefits Communications – Large Employer
Most effective benefits communications strategy for employers with more than 1,500 full-time staff:
Best Benefits Communications – Small Employer
Most effective benefits communications strategy for employers with fewer than 1,500 staff.
Best Benefits to Support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
This award recognises the measures an employer has taken to support inclusion and diversity among its workforce.
Best Benefits to Support Work-Life Balance
The judges will be looking for strategies that offer greater flexibility to help support employees manage their lives outside work, as well as their own wellbeing and wider workplace experience.
Best Financial Wellbeing Strategy - Large Employer
Most effective use of financial education and workplace savings for employers with more than 1,500 staff.
Best Financial Wellbeing Strategy - Small Employer
Most effective use of financial education and workplace savings for employers with fewer than 1,500 staff.
Best Flexible Benefits Plan
The judges will be looking for a successful strategy that has effectively delivered benefits through a flexible benefits plan.
Best Healthcare and Wellbeing Benefits - Large Employer
The judges will be looking for a successful health and wellbeing strategy that helps boost productivity or engagement through employee wellbeing.
Best Healthcare and Wellbeing Benefits - Small Employer
Most effective healthcare and wellbeing strategy for employers with fewer than 1,500 staff
Best Mental Health Strategy
This award will recognise employers that have made a concerted effort to address employee stress and mental ill-health in the workplace.
Best Use of Benefits Technology
This award recognises how an employer has best utilised and adapted technology to suit its benefit package, its business aims and the needs of its employees.
Best Voluntary Benefits
The judges will be looking for an organisation that has either launched or revamped its use of staff-paid, voluntary benefits or staff deals.
Best Pensions Strategy
This award will recognise an employer that has developed a pensions strategy that best meets the needs of its workforce.
Best Motivation or Recognition Scheme
The judges will be looking for a successful motivation strategy that uses either incentives or motivational rewards to help drive employee performance, engagement or retention.
Best Benefits to Support Menopause
Most effective benefits strategy to help staff going through the menopause.
Best Benefits to Support Reproductive Health
Most effective benefits strategy to help staff going through fertility treatment or pregnancy.
Best Supplier to Work For
This award will recognise an organisation that uses its benefits package to position itself as an attractive employer, beyond merely offering its own products and services to its workforce.
Best Public Sector Benefits
The judges will be looking at the steps a public sector employer has taken to implement a successful benefits package or initiative for its employees.
The overall word count on entries in this document must NOT exceed 1,000. Entries which exceed 1,000 words will be disqualified. Information can be listed as bullet points.
This category will celebrate an HR professional who has been in the industry no more than five years, but who has already had a considerable impact on the HR and business strategies of their organisation.
HR or Benefits Team of the Year
This category will celebrate an in-house HR or benefits team that has worked to deliver benefits that meet the HR and business strategies of their organisation.
Benefits Professional of the Year
This category will celebrate an in-house benefits, reward or HR professional who has made their mark on the industry.
This category is not open to entries. Our panel of judges select the entry they deem to be the best of the best from all the category winners. The Grand Prix winner will be announced on the day of the event.