Cosmetic business Avon and car finance firm Zuto have been shortlisted in the category Best use of benefits to support diversity, equity and inclusion at the Employee Benefits Awards 2023.
This award, which is new for 2023, was created to recognise the measures an employer has taken to support inclusion and diversity among its workforce. Judges looked for initiatives that address the different benefits and communication techniques required to ensure that all employees are supported and feel able to be themselves at work.
Examples of this could include removing barriers that may prevent staff from performing at their best; making adjustments to the working environment; ensuring benefits communications are fully inclusive; extending pay gap reporting to include ethnicity pay gaps; supporting LGBTQ+ employees, and running events that help to create a culture where all staff feel included.
Further examples could be providing benefits that suit a range of lifestyles and family structures, creating educational and awareness campaigns, and employee networks, training line managers to be equipped to have meaningful conversations with staff and take effective action or signpost them to further support, and taking a proactive approach to age and gender diversity, such as through pay transparency and returner programmes.
The full category shortlist is:
- Gi Group Holding
- Herbert Smith Freehills
The 21st annual Employee Benefits Awards is the event of the year for the reward, benefits and HR industry, providing the opportunity to recognise and celebrate excellence through reward and benefits strategies.
The daytime event, which will be held at the Honourable Artillery Company, London, on Friday 23 June, will include a drinks reception, three-course meal, entertainment and the chance to network with industry professionals. The after-party will feature live music, dodgems, a carousel and a big wheel in the venue’s private grounds.
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