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Categories

There are 22 categories this year, each of which recognises a particular aspect of EX excellence. Take a look below, and remember: you can enter as many as you like!

Best Company to Work For - Large Company

This award is for an organisation with more than 250 employees/ or a turnover of more than €50 million/ that has done outstanding work to create a fulfilling and rewarding work environment.

Best Company to Work For - SME

If your organisation has fewer than 250 employees/ or a turnover below €50 million/ and is a wonderful place to work/ this category is for you! The judges want to hear how you've achieved such phenomenal EX results.

Health and Wellbeing (over 1000 employees)

The pandemic has reminded organisations of the critical importance of employee health and wellbeing/ both physical and mental. If you've helped your employees be as healthy and happy as possible/ this award is for you!

Health and Wellbeing (up to 500 employees)

The pandemic has reminded organisations of the critical importance of employee health and wellbeing/ both physical and mental. If you've helped your employees be as healthy and happy as possible/ this award is for you!

Learning and Development (over 500 employees)

In such a fast-moving world/ a company's success depends on enhancing the skillset of its employees. This category celebrates organisations that ensure their employees are constantly learning and growing in their roles.

Learning and Development (up to 500 employees)

In such a fast-moving world/ a company's success depends on enhancing the skillset of its employees. This category celebrates organisations that ensure their employees are constantly learning and growing in their roles.

Diversity and Inclusion

Modern businesses need teams that reflect the diverse nature of our society/ and there has been a much-needed drive towards diversity and inclusion in recent years. This award recognises organisations that have implemented successful programmes to make their workplaces more representative/ welcoming and inclusive.

Reward and Recognition

Recognition programmes are vital to the employee experience: they make team members feel valued and help improve an organisation's performance. This category celebrates the various ways in which companies honour their employees internally.

Employee-Centric Company - Large Company

This award recognises organisations that put employees at the heart of what they do/ treating them as essential stakeholders in the business and valuing their frontline contributions. For companies with over 250 employees or a turnover above €50 million.

Employee-Centric Company - SME

This is for organisations who put employees at the heart of what they do/ treating them as essential stakeholders in the business and valuing their frontline contributions. For companies with fewer than 250 employees or a turnover below €50 million.

Best Workplace Design

The physical layout of a workspace makes a huge difference to performance/ and top organisations pay close attention to designing spaces that enable their employees to flourish. This award recognises those achievements/ and celebrates the ingenious designs that create a productive and enjoyable working environment.

Best Flexible Working Initiative

The last few years have seen a revolution in flexible working/ allowing employees to work from home and giving them greater freedom in choosing their office hours. This award is for organisations whose flexible working arrangements bring out the best in their staff and have helped them achieve fantastic results.

Best Internal Comms Initiative

Communication is the foundation of any great teamwork. This category celebrates organisations with amazing initiatives that improve the efficacy and quality of their internal communications/ achieving fantastic results in the process.

Best Talent Management Programme

This category recognises organisations with a world-class system for attracting and retaining talented employees/ and celebrates the range of initiatives that nurture the attributes and abilities of team members.

Best Use of Digital Technologies

Effective use of digital can greatly enhance the employee experience: this includes holiday bookings/ making suggestions to management/ and enabling creative collaboration between team members. This award celebrates any use of digital technologies that has enhanced the employee experience and helped an organisation to thrive.

People Leader of the Year

This award will go to an exceptional leader/ one who has helped their team thrive in uncertain times. Whether through effective organisation/ inspiration or perspiration/ the judges will be looking for a leader who cares greatly for their team and has helped bring about exceptional results.

People Team of the Year

This category celebrates teams that have pulled together to achieve great results/ working effectively to ensure that all employees have a fantastic working experience.

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