Post Office, GSK and NIIT Technologies recognised for employee engagement


Homeserve, GSK, NHS Business Services Authority, NIIT Technologies and the Post Office are among the organisations recognised at the 2017 UK and European Employee Engagement Awards.

The Employee Engagement Awards aim to recognise and celebrate organisations that put employee engagement at the centre of its business strategy.

The winners were announced during a ceremony at Wembley Stadium, London, on Thursday 25 January 2018.

Computer support and services organisation NIIT Technologies won the Reward and recognition award, demonstrating how it linked its reward and recognition strategy to business objectives, and worked to engage employees beyond transaction benefits, such as salary.

NHS Business Service Authority was awarded for its approach to wellbeing, in recognition of how it uses wellness initiatives to better engage employees with business goals and to improve productivity.  Meanwhile, Post Office was awarded for its approach to Inclusion and diversity award.

Homeserve and Southamption Football Club were jointly awarded the Employee Engagement company of the year award, Involvement Packaging took home the Internal communications award and pharmaceutical organisation GSK won the Social responsibility award.

The full list of winners is:

  • Employee engagement company of the year award: Homeserve, Southampton Football Club. Highly commended: IG Design Group.
  • People Insight enterprise award: The Royal Bank of Scotland Group.
    Highly commended: Marks and Spencer, Boehringer Ingelheim.
  • Employee engagement SMB [Small and medium-sized business] company of the year award: Lawn Tennis Association.
    Highly commended: Involvement Packaging.
  • Wellbeing award: NHS Business Services Authority.
    Highly commended: The Royal Bank of Scotland Group.
  • Reward and recognition award: NIIT Technologies.
    Highly commended: Plusnet, Tata Consultancy Services.
  • Inclusion and diversity award: Post Office.
    Highly commended: FanDuel.
  • Unsung hero award: Mike Boyle, First Bus.
    Highly commended: Shona Sullivan, Capita.
  • Employer brand award: Arrow Business Communications.
    Highly commended: Southampton Football Club.
  • Internal communications award: Involvement Packaging.
    Highly commended: Centrica, Inspired Thinking Group.
  • Social responsibility award: GSK.
    Highly commended: RB.
  • Leadership award: Time.
    Highly commended: PPL.
  • Employee engagement non-profit/charity company of the year award: Livin.
    Highly commended: Cancer Research UK.
  • Employee engagement public sector organisation of the year award: University of Lincoln. Highly commended: Ministry of Justice.
  • Customer engagement award: Fitness First.
    Highly commended: PPL.
  • Best use of technology award: Nissan.
    Highly commended: Marks and Spencer.
  • Consultancy of the year award: H&H.
    Highly commended: Dragonfish, Instinctif Partners.
  • Vendor of the year award: Benefex.
    Highly commended: Peakon, LifeWorks.

Amber Kelly, engagement, talent and learning director at Post Office (pictured), said: “Diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of our business. We are committed to promoting a working environment where everyone feels comfortable to bring their true selves to work and it’s wonderful that this commitment has been recognised through this award.

“2017 was a wonderful year for diversity and inclusion at the Post Office. We were recognised as a disability confident leader and a Times’ Top 50 employer for women. And this award is a great start to what promises to be another exciting year for diversity and inclusion at the Post Office.”

Matt Manners, founder and chief executive office at The Employee Engagement Awards, added: “This year, the entries really have proven the transformational value that focusing on the employee experience can deliver. Not only do engaged employees help develop a clear competitive advantage but [they] will also help their organisation to navigate a world facing continuous change.”