Thursday 17th May 2018
Park Plaza Riverbank, London


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The awards

The world of work is undergoing radical change and with it, the focus shifts to new and better ways of maximising people potential!

The UK Employee Experience Awards is a pioneer awards programme which aims to recognise and reward great employment initiatives and develop the theme of employee experience.

Awards International was the first organisation to coin the term employee experience. The same organisation launched the UK Customer Experience Awards in 2010.

If there is value in thinking about the customer experience, then surely there is also thinking in terms of the employee experience. If journey mapping is relevant to customers, then it is also relevant to employees too. If getting the journey right based on the value proposition is also right for customers, then the same thinking can be applied to employees.

The awards will explore this way of thinking about employment and will develop an understanding of employee experience through the case studies which will be produced following the event. An e-book with lessons from the employee experience awards will be available free to finalists, following the awards finals.

The awards are judged by panels of independent business men and women. The scoring methodology and criteria has been endorsed by Cranfield School of Management and is available for all to see. Finalists receive judges' evaluation feedback reports with both scores and written feedback approx. two weeks after the awards finals.

More information


  • Entry Deadline: 20th February 2018
  • finalists Announced: 27th February 2018
  • awards finals: 17th May 2018
  • Venue: Park Plaza Riverbank, London

"Winning today is absolutely fantastic, we are delighted we have won this for the third time in a row, we are really excited about the future with this apprenticeship programme and where it will take us" Andrew Tweedale, Director of Retail Support and Development, DFS


About the awards

The UK Employee Experience Awards is an exciting daytime event created to recognise and celebrate the organisations, teams and individuals who are achieving excellence in employee experience.

A vehicle for sharing best practice, the awards enable the organisations who enter to promote continuous improvement, learning and personal development.

Through the option of open finalist presentations, awards attendees are able to learn from other organisations, giving them an insight into the best HR practice of many successful businesses and organisations.*

* Please be aware that only judges can pose questions to the finalists.

Why enter the awards The journey to the awards finals FAQs


There are 19 categories in the UK Employee Experience Awards 2018. There are categories for every shape and size of organisation.

Discipline specific Future employment Leadership in employee experience

Judging at the awards

We rely on the expertise from our extensive judging community who bring industry knowledge and category specific skill sets to assess every award entry.

The judging process is transparent, impartial and independent from the team who manage the awards. All judges go through a vetting process and are ultimately the ones who decide whether your entry is worthy of an award!

Judging at the awards Scoring at the awards Meet the judges

Our Sponsors and Partners

The UK Employee Experience Awards is an event that people who attend do not forget. Sponsoring and partnering enables you to gain respect and credibility from our guests, our substantial network and your potential customers. Having your brand featured on our collateral prior to, on the event day and post event gives you fabulous awareness – frequency breeds familiarity and puts you at the front of the minds of our delegates.

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