The 2018 African Employee Engagement Awards

Deadline January 22, 2018

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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 provide a platform to recognise excellence in engagement that inspires action and drives the industry and the employee experience forward

By entering and hopefully winning, The EE Awards you will provide you with industry acknowledgement and an important competitive advantage to attract the best talent globally and all year round.

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The conference & awards

The all Africa Employment Engagement Awards and Conference provide opportunities for practitioners to champion their achievements on a global platform and benchmark best practice.  Quite simply we believe in inspiring people to remake the way organisations think about, and engage, people to achieve their purpose.

Employee engagement is all about people connecting their personal purpose with the purpose of their employer in a way that the individual can thrive through peak performance and the company can flourish economically and societally.

The Africa EE Awards brings a new dimension to the global EE awards – with a focus on innovation in the workplace and an imperative to nurture and grow talent on the continent.

Our conferences also provide a learning platform which can inspire new ideas and action to drive the employee experience to new heights, resulting in more engaged teams, striving to make a difference.  The impact of excellence in employee engagement means staff, customers and the communities we reach become valued stakeholders in building successful organisations.

Be part of the biggest Awards event in The Employee Engagement Industry

The Employee Engagement Awards winners will be announced at a black tie Awards Gala Dinner at the Rosebank’s Hyatt on 15 March 2018. The evening will include a Cocktail Reception, three-course dinner with wine and the Awards presentation.

The Employee Engagement Awards are your chance to come together as a community to network, learn and celebrate with each other. This high-profile event offers you the perfect place to meet hundreds of industry leaders and discuss how the last 12 months have affected you.

To register your interest and reserve your table early please email Tricia Sibbons @ [email protected] or contact +27 (0)11 750 9536

The award categories

We have 12 award categories. Winners will be announced on 15 March 2018.

We must stress that we welcome entries from companies of all shapes and sizes. We are looking for how you made the experience better and how you positively impacted your staff – whether that was for 10 or 10,000 employees

Employee Engagement can mean different things to different businesses depending on the challenges you’re faced with. You could have positively impacted your staff through a wellbeing or recognition programme. Your business could have introduced a new diversity or leadership strategy that positively changed the employee experience for the better.

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 the metrics used to measure the return on investment

Employee Engagement Company of the Year: Small-Medium Corporate

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Employee Engagement Company of the Year Award: Major Corporate (500+ employees)

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Reward, Recognition & Wellbeing Award

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Diversity & Inclusion Award

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Employee Engagement Company of the Year: Small-Medium Corporate

This award follows the same criteria as The Employee Engagement Company of the Year Award but focuses on those companies with under 500 employees and reflects the budgets they may have to work with. The winner of the SMB Company of the Year will have triumphed over pressures with budgets or resources to truly create a culture of employee engaged plus show ROI.

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Employee Engagement Company of the Year Award: Major Corporate (500+ employees)

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.

 

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Reward, Recognition & Wellbeing Award

Reward, Recognition and Wellbeing are important parts of any business but we want to see companies that are extracting additional value for both the business and employees. This award will go to a company that ties their business strategy to their reward, recognition and wellbeing objectives and engages employees beyond transactional elements such as salary or health benefits delivered through the HR function. An emphasis on Wellbeing would put the finalists ahead of the game.

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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 particular group but preferably the winning entry will indicate how the principles of inclusion are being implemented and provided clear support and inclusion for all: this will include women, people from disadvantaged backgrounds, people from the LGBTQIA community, people with disabilities.

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Social Responsibility Award

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Sustainable Future Award

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Customer Engagement Award

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Internal Communications / Employer Brand Award: (Under 500 employees)

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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.

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Sustainable Future Award

Employees, customers and the public at large are increasingly looking to see how business is addressing the use of resources to avoid waste, promote energy efficiency and create environments which are contributing to sustainability in physical form.  On the continent we face particular challenges which are part of a wider imperative.  Judges will be looking for projects which go beyond the obvious to adapt and re-engineer how ‘things are done’ and which inspire employees and customers to be part of a local solution to sustainability and the ”green” economy

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Customer Engagement Award

As one of the most integral part of a company’s reputation, this award focuses on how companies and organizations relate to their customers. Candidates must demonstrate new and innovative examples of customer engagement and specifically how the organization delivers on customer satisfaction.

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Internal Communications / Employer Brand Award: (Under 500 employees)

Noted by many engagement consultancy services as the biggest issue of concern for disengaged employees, this award will be presented to the company or organization who has gone to considerable lengths to improve internal communications. Candidates must demonstrate a well thought out Internal Communications programme that delivers proven results that indications employees are at the heart of the campaign.

The strategy may be based around the company brand, culture and values. This Award category particularly encourages small and medium sized companies to enter for their category, who may have small budgets but are achieving great staff engagement through internal communications or brand engagement.

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Internal Communications / Employer Brand Award: (500+ employees)

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Employee Engagement Public Sector Organisation/Company of the Year Award

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Employee Engagement Non-Profit Company of the Year Award

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The Frontline Employee Empowerment Award

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Internal Communications / Employer Brand Award: (500+ employees)

Noted by many engagement consultancy services as the biggest issue of concern for disengaged employees, this award will be presented to the company or organization who has gone to considerable lengths to improve internal communications. Candidates must demonstrate a well thought out Internal Communications programme that delivers proven results that indications employees are at the heart of the campaign.

The strategy may be based around the company brand, culture and values. This Award category particularly encourages small and medium sized companies to enter for their category, who may have small budgets but are achieving great staff engagement through internal communications or brand engagement.

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Employee Engagement Public Sector Organisation/Company of the Year Award

This award will be presented to a public sector organisation that has undertaken a project in the past year that has driven employee engagement in the organisation. All projects, whether around wellness, internal communications, technology or reward, can be entered. Judges would like to see information around the full project lifecycle including planning, implementation, measurement and reflective learning. The winning organisation will have shown how engagement led to improved performance of goals.

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Employee Engagement Non-Profit Company of the Year Award

This award will be presented to a not-for-profit organisation which has a current or recent project to drive forward employee engagement in the organisation. 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 reflective learning.

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The Frontline Employee Empowerment Award

Our special Award for outstanding EE work is a ground-breaking category, designed for Africa, which highlights a project led by staff to address an issue they identified themselves.  Finalists will be able to demonstrate an employee-led initiative which changed how the company approached engagement – either with staff or customers – leading to improved service, benefits or products being adopted within the company.  Entries are open to teams or individual employees to submit their stories.  Multiple entries from teams in one company are permitted.

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Learnerships and skills development Award

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Learnerships and skills development Award

Skills development is the foundation of reaching our continent’s potential. This award recognises the company which is going beyond the scorecard with support for learnerships or apprentice programmes in the workplaceRegistered programmes which have significantly impacted employees’ skills or development opportunities which include mentoring, would score highly in the judging.  You can upload photos or other evidence from beneficiaries to show how your approach makes a difference to employees.

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Judges panel

We couldn’t do it without the input of our judging panel. 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, with more to come!

Thandi Orleyn

Human Rights Lawyer, Business Owner, Board Chair and Non-Executive Board Member

Pearl Maphoshe

Group Executive Human Resources, Pick n Pay

Thulani Sibeko

Executive Marketing, Communications and Corporate Affairs

Dorah Modise

CEO, Green Building Council South Africa

Dr Jerry Gule

Interim CEO, Institute of People Management Africa

Vuyani Jarana

CEO of South African Airways

Bobby Godsell

Business Leader

Thandeka Nozipho Mgoduso

Business Founder, Board Chair and Non-Executive Directorships

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