CELEBRATING TODAY’S EXCEPTIONAL BUSINESS CULTURE
Finalists Announced 8th September
Awards Night 5th October
DOES YOUR CULTURE STAND-OUT TO ALL YOUR STAKEHOLDERS?
To your future employees as well as your future customers?
GREAT BUSINESS CULTURE:
It's why people join, why they stay,
& why they perform
Exceptional business culture: the foundation of accelerating organisational performance
Your business culture underpins how engaged and productive your colleagues are on a daily basis, and whether they choose to stay with you over your competitors. It’s one of the top drivers for the best talent to join you. It’s the differentiator in how you deliver your service or products to your customers. The value in aligning the brand you portray externally with the internal day-to-day experience of your employees, is substantial, as repeatedly demonstrated by winning organisations.
Benefits of recognition for business culture
The Business Culture Awards gives forward-thinking organisations a way to celebrate work which sets up their employees to succeed - recognising how great employee experience is fundamental to business performance. Many organisations have created and implemented specific projects which have a positive impact on aspects of their culture - increasing purpose, pride, collaboration or learning by example. By advancing or transforming workplace culture, and then ensuring you communicate this broadly, you are:
- - Creating a sustainable competitive advantage that is much harder to imitate than your products or services.
- - Focusing on employee engagement, one of the leading metrics of organisational performance.
- - Applying an effective channel to promote, within and outside of your sector, how your company values its unique culture and its people.
- - Gaining access to the powerful Business Culture network and community, which comprises leading practitioners and thinkers in HR and business.
- - Demonstrating value to your investors or stakeholders by aligning a stand-out customer brand to an exceptional employer brand.
"You can buy a man's time, you can buy a man's physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of skilled muscular motions per hour or day. But you cannot buy enthusiasm; you cannot buy initiative; you cannot buy loyalty; you cannot buy the devotion of hearts, minds and souls. You have to earn these things.”Clarence Francis, Chairman General Foods
How to Enter
Your workplace culture will never be a fait accompli. It is constantly evolving, and it is particular to your organisation. Business Culture Award entries capture those steps taken on your ongoing culture journey. You need to have achieved a measurable impact, but it’s the end of the chapter, not of the book.
Key Dates 2021/22
DATE CHANGE: Finalists Announced - 8th September, 2021
DATE CHANGE: Awards Night & Winners announced - Tuesday 5th October, 2021
Open for Award Entries – 14th March, 2022
Early Bird Entry Deadline - 22nd April, 2022
Awards Entry Deadline - 1st July, 2022
Steps & FAQs
Take a look at the categories and decide which of these you might like to enter.
Request your Entry Pack by completing the entry registration form here
Complete your entry, using the form provided in your Entry Pack and attach key documents that support your story, including video, PowerPoint, spreadsheets and reports.
Strengthen your submission by adopting the Top Tips below.
Make sure you refer to the Rules of Entry before submitting.
You can also refer to these handy FAQs or contact the team directly at [email protected]
Top Tips for Entering
Include specific examples of activities that took place, to underpin the broader story
Incorporate targets, results and other metrics, including for example, the number of people involved, ROI, other organisational impact measures etc
Clearly describe how your approach has advanced your workplace culture
Include the timescales this took place within
Steer clear of jargon and remember that the judges do not know your business inside out as you do
Write concisely; and tell a powerful and engaging story
Early Bird Entry (Entries submitted by 22nd April, 2022) – £125+VAT
All other Entries - £250+VAT
The Business Culture Awards took place virtually on Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th November. In this most unnusual year, it was a privilege to be able to celebrate with finalists, judges and supporters, together with Awards Lead Partner, KellyOCG.
Congratulations to all the organisations recognised and you can view the Winners' Announcements here. You can register below for Business Culture updates or to enter the Awards in 2021.
Meet Our Judges
"Businesses forget about culture and ultimately they suffer for it because you can’t have good service from unhappy employees.”Tony Hsieh, Former CEO Zappos
View The Categories
Your culture is underpinned by all the elements you create and evolve: technology advances; learning initiatives; a drive for diversity, and more. Where does your organisation excel?
Many Thanks to our Sponsors and Partners
Many Thanks to our Sponsors and Partners
Find out about partnership. Evolving and nurturing business culture is a leading concern of those you want to do business with. Top HR and business professionals are keen to learn more about innovative approaches to culture or to promote exceptional work. Align your own brand as one which puts culture at the forefront of business strategy.
Register Your Interest
Award Entry Registration. Although entries are now closed for 2021, you can request a 2021 Entry Pack here. See what’s required and plan to showcase your company culture initiative in 2022.
In the meantime, we’ll let you know who made the shortlist and who won this year.
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