BEST DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STRATEGY, LARGE ORGANISATION
All entries must have both a HR team based in the UK and a UK office. If you are a supplier or provider entering on behalf of a client, we strongly suggest you ask the client to enter themselves and assist them with their entry if necessary.
Entries for Best Diversity and Inclusion Strategy are split into different categories dependent on company size.
If your organisation has 10-249 employees, please enter the Best Diversity and Inclusion Strategy (SME) category.
If your organisation has 250 people or more, please submit your entry to the Best Diversity and Inclusion Strategy (Large Organisation) category instead.
This award recognises an organisation that has diversity and inclusion at its heart. A winning entry will detail an organisation’s work across the board to provide outstanding support and opportunities to women, people from BAME backgrounds, those from the LGBT+ community, disabled people and other minority groups.
The entry should describe not just the ethical imperative behind the strategy, but the business drivers too. It should detail how the HR team has approached D&I with a data-led approach.
Judges will look for:
- A clear narrative that demonstrates why the D&I strategy was implemented, how it is linked to broader business strategy and how it is embedded within wider company ethos.
- Inclusion as paramount - the strategy should focus on all of the organisation’s members rather than a siloed group and demonstrate how diversity, equality and inclusion is embedded across the organisation.
- Evidence of how the organisation collects diversity and inclusion data and how it is analysed.
- A narrative on the strategy's implementation, communications and success.
- Strategy impact evidenced by strong data and metrics. Anecdotes, employee/customer feedback and case studies are optional
- Evidence the D&I strategy is part of the corporate ethos, not just in terms of employment but also in how it serves customers.
The focus of this entry should be on the business impact and outcomes of the HR team. More specific elements from within the HR strategy such as wellbeing or learning and development should be considered for entry in the appropriate category.Please note:
Strategies will have to have been running for 18 months or more so judges can understand the real impact they have had.
to see last year's winning entry.