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For Organisations based solely outside the UK
Companies with no team/office in the UK are invited to enter any of the Business Culture Awards international categories here. NB Multi-national organisations, with HQs outside the UK, but with a UK-based team/office, can opt to enter any of the Award categories below.
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Effective learning has the capacity to inspire individuals to do their best work and can have a transformative effect on the organisation as a whole. Innovation in learning and a blended approach to how interventions are delivered have enabled learning to be more effectively embedded, leading to true, long term behaviour change. Entrants in this category will be able to show how their learning approach has impacted on organisational culture and the business benefits that have arisen as a result of the initiative as a whole. Judges will be looking to understand how this focus on learning has been enacted, resulting in a reinvigorated culture that has the renewed confidence of employees and other stakeholders. As well as describing how the culture of the business has changed, submissions should also fully outline the transformation journey itself, including how any barriers or challenges were overcome.
This award recognises organisations that have advanced employee health and wellbeing, increasing engagement and strengthening business culture as a result. The focus could be on physical, mental or financial wellbeing or a blend of all of these. Entrants may, for example, consider wellbeing in the context of the pandemic and/or the cost of living crisis and the detrimental impact these have created. The judges will look to understand how wellbeing initiatives have been developed and advanced, and the impact this has had. Evidence should be provided of the benefits it has brought to the organisation; for example, the impact on the attraction, retention and engagement of staff. Finally, entrants should clearly demonstrate the initiative’s journey, including how any barriers or challenges were overcome.
Coaching, mentoring or otherwise developing individuals through ongoing, targeted and specific activities and conversations can have wide-reaching benefits for the organisation and for the individuals. It can develop and retain your critical talent; provide a stabilising factor during change; facilitate knowledge-sharing and skill-transfer; as well as boosting people’s performance and motivation or supporting their career transition. Judges will be looking to understand how your coaching, mentoring and/or personal development/performance management initiatives have supported the organisation’s performance and success and how far-reaching the impact has been in terms of developing a coaching culture or more effective performance. You will need to outline all steps of the project, including planning, implementation, measurement, outcome, and next steps. You will also need to outline clearly who has been involved (and include a rationale as to why these people were selected in the case of coaches, coachees and personal development groups).
This award will be presented to an organisation that has deployed an innovative and effective strategy to maximise the talent opportunity offered by the next generation of their workforce, or to a smaller organisation with a younger talent profile. The organisation will demonstrate that putting the recruitment and development of next generation talent at the heart of Business Culture has yielded exceptional results. Entries may also focus on internships and traineeships; graduate schemes; apprenticeship programs; internal development of future leaders; and external engagement with young people on sector-specific skills and interest. Judges will be looking to understand how these next generation engagement / attraction / selection / development processes develop business culture, and who, from across the organisation, is involved. They assess how next generation talent progresses and develops; and how these initiatives have positively impacted on the organisation. Entrants may provide testimonials, as well as key metrics outlining the success of the approach. As well as describing how the culture of the business has changed, submissions should also fully outline the transformation journey itself, including how any barriers or challenges were overcome.
Want a better idea of what makes a winning organisation in each category?
View the Case Studies from our current Award Winners here.