Exclusive: Wickes and L’Oreal shortlisted for Best alignment of benefits to business strategy

Wickes L'OrealHome improvement retailer Wickes and cosmetics brand L’Oreal have been shortlisted in the category Best public sector benefits at the Employee Benefits Awards 2023.

Sponsored by Investors in People, this award celebrates an organisation that demonstrates how its benefits strategy is aligned with its broader business strategy.

Judges were looking at how an overall reward strategy, and not just one specific benefit, supports both an organisation’s HR and business goals. This could include improving staff recruitment and retention, increasing productivity, improving staff engagement, reducing absenteeism rates and implementing a staff buy-in for a specific or one-off project or organisational aim.

The full category shortlist is:

  • CSSC
  • E.On
  • L’Oreal
  • Ovo
  • ScottishPower
  • SIG
  • University of Lincoln
  • Village Hotels
  • Wickes
  • Wilson James

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 organisations, teams and individuals that have made a significant difference through their reward and benefits strategies in 2022.

The awards comprise 23 categories, including pensions, mental health, motivational benefits and financial wellbeing. There are three new categories for 2023: Best public sector benefits, Best benefits to support reproductive health, and Best benefits to support hybrid working. There are also the Best supplier to work for and the Grand Prix awards, of which the latter recognises the standout entry among the winners across all categories.

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.

View the shortlist

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