Most Effective Development to a Wellbeing Strategy (Private Sector)
Winner: Volkswagen Financial Services
An impressive 92% of employees at our winning employer organisation say they are fit and healthy to do their job! This company ensures that their line managers are well equipped, they have an inclusive demographic approach, and the jury were particularly impressed by their developing policy towards menopause-related wellbeing.
Most Effective Development to a Wellbeing Strategy (Public and Not-For-Profit sector)
Winner: North Bristol NHS Trust
In a very strong category full of excellence entries, our winner demonstrated that they have evolved, listened to feedback, adapted their strategy when required, and quantified their results. At all times they had both employees and customers in mind. They understand the emotional labour that working in a hospital brings.
Best New Wellbeing Strategy (Fewer than 500 staff)
Winner: Ubisoft Reflections & Ubisoft Leamington
The jury were pleased to see a strategy with a clear purpose which is very focused on the needs of the workforce. The winning organisation combined a holistic approach with real depth of attention to each pillar of wellbeing, particularly with regard to mental health. They had a compelling case for change within their organisation and have addressed it well with tangible results.
Best New Wellbeing Strategy (500-5,000 staff)
Winner: The Holly Private Hospital (Aspen Healthcare)
Another great entry from a newcomer to employee wellbeing, with a clear strategy supported by tangible outputs. They addressed the different wellbeing pillars with hard and soft interventions across each. Another provider in the healthcare sector demonstrating a realistic, measurable and forward-thinking approach to looking after their own employees.
Best New Wellbeing Strategy (More than 5,000 staff)
Winner: Stonegate Pub Company
The winner in this category identified a business problem [a high staff turnover] and developed a strategy to address that. The strategy is based on researching employees’ actual needs and includes some good specific initiatives, such as support for lone, late-night workers, as well as actions that will help all of the workforce. The entry provided a really clear picture of why and how Stonegate has introduced a new employee wellbeing strategy.
Best Global or International Wellbeing Strategy
Can you personalise wellbeing for 95,000 employees based in 150 different countries? This organisation showed that you can. It identified critical services needed for health and wellbeing globally, but also took account of local priorities when building and evolving its strategy.
Best Innovation in Wellbeing Award
Winner: Molson Coors Brewing Company (UK & Ireland) Ltd
Who would have thought that time could be an innovation? This organisation’s approach to giving people a better work/life balance through simple but effective ideas such as deleting emails whilst staff are on holiday, implementing summertime hours and providing “life leave” is innovative because it has become a core part of the way in which the company does business that everyone is committed to across the organisation.
Best Leadership and Culture in Wellbeing
A well-presented, easy to read submission about implementing employee wellbeing in a challenging environment. The company addressed inclusivity and support for different cultures within the organisation. They demonstrated a great knowledge of their workforce, and the leadership shows commitment from the top. For a real push to create a positive work culture.
Best Physical Wellbeing Strategy
Winner: Westfield Health
This organisation set clear objectives and demonstrated a good use of technology to support their strategy – the company also looked beyond the gym to other areas of physical health, such as nutrition. The jury felt that it was great to see a healthcare provider demonstrate such a coherent approach to their own staff’s physical health.
Best Mental Wellbeing Strategy (Fewer than 1,000 staff)
Highly commended: Ubisoft Reflections & Ubisoft Leamington
Highly commended for identifying the key issues and providing statistics that show improvements, this small organisation is focused at an individual level, including having one-to-ones with all new employees.
An organisation that has used its size as a strength and cascaded its initiative to its supply chain. It has built its strategy on the Stevenson/Farmer Review principles and enabled engagement with all employees around mental wellbeing. For this very inclusive approach, which they benchmark against external competitors.
Best Mental Wellbeing Strategy (1,000-5,000 staff)
Winner: Aster Group UK
There was one clear message in this entry that impressed the jury - employees would recommend this organisation as a place to work because of their employee wellbeing strategy. This organisation has put in place an effective process for identifying those employees that need support, and actively promote connections through social wellbeing.