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I am delighted to launch this year’s Awards, which will be celebrated at The Law Society on 10th July 2018.
The Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (enei) Awards provide a fantastic opportunity for employers to showcase and share innovative ways in which they have taken a lead in challenging discrimination and are working inclusively to tap into their talented workforce.
The Awards are our opportunity to recognise the commitment of organisations to achieving diverse and inclusive workplaces and celebrate the teams and individuals who are really making a difference.
This year there are 15 individual category awards that recognise the range of excellence we hear about on a daily basis, covering employers, teams and individuals. On the night we will also be naming Overall Winners from the private and public sectors and the Small Employer (less than 1,000 employees) of the Year. Whilst I know that some of you are modest about your achievements, please remember that other employers can learn from your work and it is important to shout about the great things you are doing, even in a challenging climate.
Award entries should be submitted to https://www.enei.org.uk/events/awards-submission/ by 23 March 2018. Our judging panel will receive shortlisted entries and agree the winners. Shortlisted applicants will be notified by the end of May 2018. Winners receive a trophy and framed certificate, the opportunity to post their story on enei's website, celebrate achievements with other leading employers and be a part of enei's exclusive Awards Brochure.
As always, the enei Awards are free to enter and free to attend and you can enter up to 3 Awards categories! Our purpose is simply to celebrate and share best practice.
If you have any questions about the awards or would like to find out more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact either myself or Magali Merindol on +44 20 7922 7834 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
I look forward to reading your applications and celebrating with you on the 10th July.
Best wishes and good luck!
This award recognises an organisation that has extended diversity globally across at least three countries. Judges will be looking for:
This award recognises an organisation that has innovated their diversity approach. This organisation will have stepped away from conventional diversity initiatives and introduced an approach that sets new standards for the promotion of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Judges will be looking for:
This award recognises an organisation whose initiatives and achievements demonstrate a commitment to providing an inclusive environment where individuals can be themselves at work. A truly inclusive culture relies on managers possessing the competencies required to be inclusive and organisations provide training, communications, employee engagement, agile working, working families support, and work-life balance. Judges will be looking for:
This award recognises an organisation that has embraced change in the way that people work. In this organisation nine to five is a classic party song, not a working pattern. Employees are not expected to work in the office, but whereever, whenever and however they are most productive. Judges will be looking for:
This award recognises the steps an organisation has taken to reach individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Judges will be looking for evidence of:
This award recognises an organisation which has committed to delivering quality apprenticeships. Judges will be looking for:
This award recognises an employer who is reducing barriers to the workplace for disabled people and supporting the health and wellbeing of their workforces. Judges will be looking for:
This award recognises an organisation that demonstrates good practice in supplier diversity, ensuring suppliers understand equality issues and promote inclusive approaches within their supply chain. Judges will be looking for:
This award recognises an employer who is taking steps to reduce pay gaps in their organisation. The winning organisation probably won’t have closed their pay gaps completely, but will be at the forefront of tackling the causes. Judges will be looking for:
This award recognises an employer who can demonstrate their commitment to achieving a workforce profile that is representative of its customer base and the community in which it serves. We are looking for an organisation that has taken positive steps to recruit, train and progress diverse talent (including accessing minority groups eg ex-offenders). Judges will be looking for:
This award recognises a team with an outstanding contribution to delivering change within the field of Equality and Inclusion, and the positive impact this had on organisational success. Judges will be looking for evidence of:
This award is aimed at ambassadors who have made a significant contribution to improving the culture within their workplace. The winning individual will have acted as a role model and ambassador for equality & inclusion and leads from the front in championing diversity. The judges will be looking for evidence of:
This award recognises an employee network groups that has added value to their business or organisation. The award is open to network groups across all strands of diversity. Judges will be looking for:
This award recognises where an organisation has reached out to and engaged disadvantaged/minority groups in the community. Judges will be looking for:
This award recognises an exceptional individual who has overcome personal challenges and exceeded the expectations of their colleagues. This individual will have demonstrated stamina and determination to overcome stereotypes and unconscious bias. The judges will be looking for the story of an inspirational individual who is breaking down barriers.