MANAGEMENT TODAY DE&I LEADERSHIP AWARDS 2022

Diversity, equity and inclusion are not just the right policies for businesses to pursue, they will be critical to their future success. Workplaces may have become far more inclusive in the past 15 years, but there’s still a long way to go. Ensuring that people from all backgrounds enjoy equal opportunities for career advancement and success is an imperative that sets companies apart. 

Management Today’s DE&I Awards will champion the companies and individuals that have made exceptional contributions, influenced or sparked cultural change to support diversity and inclusion in the past year. 


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Key Information



KEY DATES

Early Bird Deadline: Wednesday 9 March 2022

Standard Deadline: Wednesday 30 March 2022

Shortlist Announcement: Wednesday 11 May 2022

Awards Ceremony: Late June 2022



PRICING

SME Organisations (500 employees or less): £250 + VAT 

Large Organisations (over 500 employees): £350 + VAT 


WHY ENTER - Some of the reasons you need to be involved. Celebrate your hardwork

For businesses to truly be seen as leaders in their field, it is crucial they successfully address the issue of DE&I equality. Equality in business is more than just a worthy goal. It is a way to get the most out of your staff and build a more competitive business. Winning a DE&I Leardership Award will;


Position your business as a leader on the issue of gender equality.


Gain recognition for the game changing initiatives your company has implemented to drive equality in the workplace.


Showcase your business as an equal opportunities employer to attract the very best talent.


Boost your company profile and credibility by increasing your exposure - you will be promoted to Management Today’s audience including 135,000 monthly users and 13,000 online bulletin subscribers. 


Demonstrate your quality - entering these awards will boost your place within the market, making your company stand out from competitors.


Get your company's efforts recognised on a national scale. Motivate and retain the talent you have - and attract potential new employees.  

JUDGING

An elite panel of judges chosen by Management Today will be responsible for reviewing and scoring each entry submitted. These judges include senior professionals from agencies, in-house planners and associations. Judges will be chosen because of their professional and wide-ranging level of expertise.  If you would like to be considered for part of the 2022 judging panel, please submit your nomination below.
 


MANAGEMENT TODAY DE&I LEADERSHIP AWARDS CATEGORIES 2022

WHAT WILL YOU ENTER?

BEST FLEXIBLE WORKING INITIATIVE

The pandemic has influenced and accelerated many changes in the world of work, but none more so than flexible working. Showcasing a flexible working initiative that has helped to attract and retain staff, improve staff wellbeing and company culture, and had a positive impact on business performance.

BEST FOR DISABILITY INCLUSION

Creates an inclusive culture by challenging disability inequalities, barriers and bias to attract and improve working experience and engagement levels of employees with a disability or demonstrating excellence in the delivery of services to disabled people. 

BEST FOR LGBTI+ INCLUSION

Workplaces have become far more inclusive in the last 15 years, but there's still a long way to go. 

An award for an individual, team, group or network initiating and leading action to remove barriers and improve the working experience and engagement levels of LGBTI+ employees, or demonstrating excellence in the delivery of services to LGBTI+ people. 

BEST FOR NEURODIVERSITY INCLUSION

Reducing discrimination stereoptypes and increasing access to success for neurominorities. Proving that the only limitation is the level of our aspiration. This award therefore aims to recognise those who are striving to reduce the knowledge gap and promote best practice.

BEST FOR RACE EQUALITY

Improve the working experience and engagement levels of ethnic minority employees.

BEST FOR SOCIAL MOBILITY INCLUSION

Outstanding commitment to encouraging social mobility, ensuring that people from all backgrounds enjoy equal opportunities for career advancement and success is an imperative that sets companies apart. From an open-minded recruitment process, through innovative development and progression initiatives.

BEST FOR WORKING PARENTS

Showcasing support for working parents that has helped to attract and retain staff, improve staff wellbeing, and had a positive impact on business performance.

BEST HEALTH AND WELLBEING INITIATIVE

Workers wellbeing is a key factor in determining business performance and long-term effectiveness. This award celebrates forward-thinking businesses that have built and nurtured a positive workplace culture. Successful programmes will be preventative and proactive in promoting people’s well-being, as well as demonstrating effective engagement and productivity, and ultimately driven demonstrable business growth.

BEST RECRUITMENT INITIATIVE

This award recognises a groundbreaking and innovative recruitment campaign that has helped a business to transform its employer brand and attract more diverse talent. This could be a campaign that recruited individuals with specific characteristics or a more general campaign to attract diverse talent. 

BEST TALENT MANAGEMENT INITIATIVE

Even the best strategy won’t get the job done without the right people. Organisations need to recognise and retain their high-performance and high-potential workforce, through initiatives to develop, support and upskill employees. This award recognises employers that have designed and implemented a future-fit, evidence-based and ethical talent management strategy to address their current and future needs. 

BEST WOMEN LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME

This award sets out to recognise employer initiatives that help to develop and retain female talent, growing them into the leaders of the future. 

CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE

Awarded to a company who has made exceptional contributions, influenced, or brought cultural change to support and champion diversity, equality, and inclusion broader community activities and overall advocacy. This company makes it its business to make a tangible difference to the life chances of others.

DE&I CHAMPION

This award recognises an individual who has made exceptional contributions, influenced, or brought cultural change to support and champion diversity, equality, and inclusion.

Workplace diversity may refer to age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, physical conditions, LGBTIQ, culture diversity, etc.


DE&I WORKPLACE OF THE YEAR

This award recognises employers who are dedicated to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace. Inclusive organisations ensure that all policies, practices and procedures are based on the principles of fairness and inclusion, and are regularly checked to identify and remove unfair bias. Becoming a truly inclusive workplace requires openness, transparency and authentic behaviour, driven by a core belief in equality of opportunity. 

Workplace diversity may refer to age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, physical conditions, LGBTIQ, culture diversity, etc.