Awards category in focus: Best Approach to Wellbeing Aligned with a Diversity & Inclusion

Employee wellbeing strategies have to be closely linked to diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategies if they are to support every worker in an organisation.  

Awards category in focus: Best Approach to Wellbeing Aligned with a Diversity & Inclusion

That’s why REBA has introduced a Best Approach to Wellbeing Aligned with a Diversity & Inclusion Strategy category into our Employee Wellbeing Awards for the first time. Full details of all categories are available in our Awards brochure.

Our independent Awards offer fantastic recognition for employers and reward and benefits professionals who are leading the way in workplace wellbeing – and they are now open for entries.

If D&I is integral to your employee wellbeing offering, we want to hear from you. Some ideas to inspire you include:

Maybe you’ve redefined healthcare policies and practices to make them suitable for a diverse workforce. That could be to support particular groups, such as women going through the menopause or helping men feel more comfortable asking for mental health support. Or, you could be working hard to ensure that everyone in your workforce is engaged with their wellbeing. Maybe you have made sure your wellbeing strategy and the products within it serve all the needs of your workforce, such as LGBTQ+, disabled workers, different ethnicities, religions and employees of all ages and social classes.

Perhaps you’ve worked with benefits providers to create innovative offerings that support a diverse workforce, such as reviewing exclusions on insurances to ensure no group is discriminated against. Or you may have ensured that your financial wellbeing strategy is inclusive, to ensure vulnerable staff are assisted, that the low paid are not forgotten or that your gender pay and pensions gap is minimised.

You might have more closely integrated your D&I and wellbeing strategies to drive culture change across your organisation and to make a tangible difference to recruitment or staff retention.

Our judges want to see clear evidence of how your D&I and wellbeing strategies have worked together and what the outcome of that integration has been. That could include:

  • The business rationale behind what you’ve done, data analytics, such as how you have identified challenges, measured the effects of your strategy, reported on them and used the output to define next steps.
  • Ongoing leadership buy-in, how you have secured funding for your programme or strategy and how the integration between D&I and wellbeing has contributed to a positive workplace culture.
  • The changes that your strategy has driven in workforce behaviour (such as recruitment and retention, levels of engagement or improvements in productivity) and how that change is sustainable for the future.

You can enter the Awards until 7th November 2019. Full details of how to take part are on the Employee Wellbeing Awards 2020 website.

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