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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.
For key details, please read or download the below entry pack:
Kauai – Winner
Ethos Quality Management – Winner
Transnet Group Capital – Winner
Kwasa College – Winner
Cummins South Africa – Winner
Sun International – Winner
Thandeka Vocational Educational Trust (TVET SA) – Winner
Acacia Buzwagi Gold Mine – Winner
Ford – Winner
Eskom – Highly Commended
Imbumba Foundation – Highly Commended
Hungry Lion – Highly Commended
Nedbank – Highly Commended
Assured Vocational Skills Institute (AVSI) – Highly Commended
Medshield Medical Scheme – Highly Commended
CBi electric: African Cables, Robert Bosch South Africa, Otis South Africa, Fullimput – Highly Commended
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
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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.
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.Enter Now
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.Enter Now
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.Enter Now
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.Enter Now
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.Enter Now
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.Enter Now
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.”Enter Now
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.Enter Now
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.
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.Enter Now
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.Enter Now
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.Enter Now
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.Enter Now
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.Enter Now
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.Enter Now
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.Enter Now
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.Enter Now
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.Enter Now
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!
Human Rights Lawyer, Business Owner, Board Chair and Non-Executive Board Member
Group Executive Human Resources, Pick n Pay
Veteran Journalist and Former Group Editor-in-Chief: Independent News & Media
CEO, Green Building Council South Africa
Interim CEO, Institute of People Management Africa
CEO, FP&M SETA
Extraordinary Professor at UP’s Department of HRM, and Adjunct Professor at UCT
Business Founder, Board Chair and Non-Executive Directorships
Chief People Officer, McDonald’s South Africa
VP People, ABInBev
Group CEO Net#work BBDO
CEO of EXP. Africa-wide
Director: Group Human Resources, Sun International
Director: Corporate Human Resources, African Development Bank
Chief Marketing Officer, Standard Bank Group
Anglo Zimele Program Director, Technoserve
Risk and Environmental Sustainability Director, Tiger Brands
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