• Award Categories

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    Have a read below, remember you can apply for more than one!

    Best Wellbeing in the Workplace Strategy: Large Company

    This award will go to a business - with more than 250 employees and a turnover exceeding £50 million - that has developed and implemented an effective, holistic strategy which has had a proven and significant positive impact on the wellbeing of its workforce.

    Best Wellbeing in the Workplace Strategy: SME

    This award will go to an SME - with fewer than 250 staff and a turnover less than £50 million - that has developed and implemented an effective, holistic strategy which has had a proven and significant positive impact on the wellbeing of its workforce.

    Wellbeing Team of the Year

    This award will go to a team or department whose responsibility it is to lead the charge in devising, implementing and maintaining an effective wellbeing strategy. This team will have shown passion and commitment to improving their colleagues’ wellbeing, while consistently going above and beyond to ensure help create a supportive culture.

    Best Wellbeing Service Provider

    This award will go to a business that provides exemplary service to clients in improving the wellbeing of their staff. The business will have integrated into its clients’ operations seamlessly to enable sustained learning and action towards the goal of improving wellbeing in the workplace.

    Best Use of Tech

    This award will go to a business or service provider that has utilised tech in order to maximise their workplace wellbeing strategy. The business will be able to demonstrate how the tech has integrated into staff’s day-to-day lives, and the direct benefit it has had on wellbeing among its staff and how it has been used.

    Breaking the Silence Award

    This award will go to an individual who has kickstarted a company-wide approach to wellbeing in the workplace by speaking up and challenging the status quo. They may have publicly discussed their own mental or physical wellbeing challenges, or spoken up about the lack of support available for staff, inspiring and motivating company leaders to make a change.

    Best Covid-19 Company Response

    This award will go to a business that reacted to the many challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic with excellence and commitment to its workforce. Although its workplace may now be spread virtually across the country, this business continued to recognise the value and importance of its staff’s wellbeing against the backdrop of home working and isolation.

    Recognition for Excellence and Outstanding Engagement

    Selected by the Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards’ editorial team, this award will go to a business that has placed outstanding engagement with its staff on an individual level at the heart of its workplace wellbeing strategy. The winner will have helped to create direct and positive outcomes with individuals as a result of its engagement

    Most Inspiring HR Leader of the Year

    This award will go to a HR director or senior leader who has driven their company’s workplace wellbeing strategy with excellence in leadership. They will have inspired and motivated their staff to adopt a more focused importance on their wellbeing, leading by example at every turn.

    Most Inspiring Senior Leader of the Year

    This award will go to a C-Suite executive who has driven their company’s workplace wellbeing strategy from the top with excellence in leadership. As a figurehead of the company and the strategy, they will have inspired and motivated their staff to adopt a more focused importance on their wellbeing, leading by example at every turn.

    Most Inspiring Employee of the Year

    This award will go to an individual employee that has inspired their colleagues along their wellbeing journey. They will have spoken openly and honestly about their own struggles and their path to better mental and physical health, encouraging others to do the same, thereby helping to develop a positive working culture.

    Lifetime Commitment to Wellbeing

    This award will go to an individual business leader or employee who has shown sustained and undiminished commitment to improving wellbeing in the workplace over the course of their career. This person will have driven change in their workplace or across various workplaces, inspiring organisations to focus on wellbeing.

    Best Support for Furloughed Workers - Keeping Connected

    This award will go to a business that continued to provide wellbeing support to furloughed workers throughout the Covid-19 pandemic with dedication and care. The winner will have recognised the importance of maintaining contact and connection with furloughed workers during such uncertainty and isolation.

    Best Support for Remote Workers

    This award will go to a business that has adapted its workplace wellbeing strategy to the challenges of remote working influenced by the Covid-19 pandemic, remaining committed to providing excellent support to its staff throughout.

    Best Financial Wellbeing Initiative

    This award will go to a business that has created a specialist initiative or programme dedicated to improving its workforce’s financial wellbeing. This business will demonstrate a clear understanding of the intrinsic connection between personal financial health and professional performance, and taken steps to challenge a not-often-discussed topic.

    Best Physical Initiative

    This award will go to a business that has created a specialist initiative or programme dedicated to improving its workforce’s physical wellbeing. The programme will have helped the development of a culture that encourages physical activity, educating staff on its importance and inspiring staff to support each other.

    Best Mental Initiative

    This award will go to a business that has created a specialist initiative or programme dedicated to improving its workforce’s mental wellbeing. The programme will have taken strides to break down barriers to discussing mental health openly and create an environment where staff are encouraged and feel comfortable to talk about their problems.

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