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THE 2019 AFRICA EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT CONFERENCE

Johannesburg, June 5, 2019

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The Employee Engagement Awards

 

 

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 Employee 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 were announced at a black tie Awards Gala Dinner at the Rosebank’s Hyatt on June 14, 2018. The evening included a Cocktail Reception, three-course dinner with wine and the Awards presentation.

2019’s Employee Engagement Awards Gala event will take place on 5 June 2019.

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

Highlights from the 2018 Africa Employee Engagement Awards Gala

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The award categories

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.

Winners will be announced on 5 June 2019.

Major Corporate Employee Engagement Company of the Year Award (800+)

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Employee Engagement Professional of the Year Award

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Employee Reward & Recognition Award

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Employee Health & Well-being Award

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Major Corporate Employee Engagement Company of the Year Award (800+)

This award will be presented to a Medium Sized company or Business Unit (regional office) of a larger corporate (800+ employees) which implemented a project to drive employee engagement in their locality.  This category includes Africa Business Units of multi-national companies. All projects, whether around wellbeing, internal communications, technology, training or reward, can be entered. Judges would like to see information around the full project lifecycle including planning, implementation, measurement and reflection.

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Employee Engagement Professional of the Year Award

Designed to recognise 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.

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Employee Reward & Recognition Award

Reward & recognition via Employee Benefits are important parts of any business but we want to see companies which are able to optimise returns.   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.

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Employee Health & Well-being 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.

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Diversity & Inclusion Award

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Innovation in Engagement Award

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Sustainability Award – Engaged Employees Addressing Climate Change

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Internal Communications / Employer Brand 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 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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Innovation in Engagement Award

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.

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Sustainability Award – Engaged Employees Addressing Climate Change

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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Internal Communications / Employer Brand Award

Open, transparent, two-way communication channels are important if employees are to feel engaged. This award recognises 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 entries illustrating a coherent strategy around internal communications and/or brand.  Tell us the thinking behind it, proof of measurable benefits to the business, engagement of key stakeholders within the business and positioning across the workforce.

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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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Employee "Thuma Mina" Award

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Learnerships and Skills Development Award

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Employee Engagement Public Sector Organisation/Company of the Year Award

This award will be presented to a public sector operation that has undertaken a project that has driven employee engagement in the organisation.

What is special about working in the public sector? Has your company created an engaging culture that’s brought staff together, improved their experience and the company’s performance as a result?

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.

 

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Employee Engagement Non-Profit Company of the Year Award

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 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 reflection.

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Employee "Thuma Mina" Award

This award is designed for companies to nominate that one person in your company who embodies Employee Engagement – someone that exemplifies your organisation’s culture and values, and is a role model for others.  There are no limitations – just inspiration. This is your chance to give that person the recognition they rarely receive.

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Learnerships and Skills Development Award

Skills development is the foundation of maximising Africa’s potential. This award recognises the company which is going beyond the scorecard with support for learnerships or apprentice programmes in the workplace.  Registered 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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Employee Engagement Consultancy/Vendor of the Year Award

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Small Business Employee Engagement Company of the Year Award (15-200)

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Medium Business Employee Engagement Company of the Year Award (201-799)

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Best Use of Technology Award

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Employee Engagement Consultancy/Vendor of the Year Award

This award focuses on the efforts and achievements of consultancies or vendors who aim to bring employee engagement into the forefront of a business. Consultancies/vendors which have delivered benefits to their clients and customers by improving the employee experience and provide compelling evidence will get the judges excited.  The winning company will also be able to show how their own internal practice reflects what they offer clients.

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Small Business Employee Engagement Company of the Year Award (15-200)

This award will be presented to an SMME sized company with 15-200 employees that has undertaken a project to drive employee engagement in the organisation. All projects, whether around wellbeing, internal communications, technology, training or reward, can be entered. Judges would like to see information around the full project lifecycle including planning, implementation, measurement and reflection.

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Medium Business Employee Engagement Company of the Year Award (201-799)

This award will be presented to an SMME sized company with 201-799 employees that has undertaken a project to drive employee engagement in the organisation. All projects, whether around wellbeing, internal communications, technology, training or reward, can be entered. Judges would like to see information around the full project lifecycle including planning, implementation, measurement and reflection.

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Best Use of Technology Award

This award recognises 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 score more points in the judging.

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Customer and Employee Experience Award

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The Employee Engagement Company of the Year Award

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Customer and Employee Experience Award

The single biggest influence on the customer experience is that of your employees.  By driving and improving the employee experience an organisation can transform its CX and overall business performance compared to its competitors. This category is dedicated to those that by improving the EX have delivered CX and real business impact.

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The Employee Engagement Company of the Year Award

All finalists from company entries will automatically be judged for the EE Company of the Year.   Judges will be looking for the organisation that has demonstrated 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, as well as impact to the customer experience leading to increased performance of the business or business unit.

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Our Judges

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

Peter Sullivan

Veteran Journalist and Former Group Editor-in-Chief: Independent News & Media

Dorah Modise

CEO, Green Building Council South Africa

Dr Jerry Gule

Interim CEO, Institute of People Management Africa

Felleng Yende

CEO, FP&M SETA

Professor Shirley Zinn

Extraordinary Professor at UP’s Department of HRM, and Adjunct Professor at UCT

Bobby Godsell

Business Leader

Thandeka Nozipho Mgoduso

Business Founder, Board Chair and Non-Executive Directorships

Brigitte Da Gama

Chief People Officer, McDonald’s South Africa

Lucia Swartz

VP People, ABInBev

Boniswa Pezisa

Group CEO Net#work BBDO

Carol Abade

CEO of EXP. Africa-wide

Verna Robson

Director: Group Human Resources, Sun International

David Ssegawa

Director: Corporate Human Resources, African Development Bank

Thulani Sibeko

Chief Marketing Officer, Standard Bank Group

Leida Schuman

Anglo Zimele Program Director, Technoserve

Julie Ntsekhe

Risk and Environmental Sustainability Director, Tiger Brands

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