Ensure Employee Benefits Award entries stand out

Linking benefits to the culture of an organisation, taking a creative approach to the language used in communications and the personal touch were all qualities in entries that impressed the Employee Benefits Awards 2013 judges.

For Jane Earnshaw, head of reward and recognition at Asda, BSkyB’s iPad benefit particularly stood out, while Martin Todd, head of reward and policy at Grant Thornton, was impressed by Marks and Spencer’s use of its Percy Pig character throughout its pension communications.

See the full video interview with judges below.

The Employee Benefits Awards 2013 judges were:

  • Neal Blackshire, benefits and compensation manager, McDonald’s Restaurants
  • Masha Boldyreva, rewards manager, European markets, Mondelez International
  • Gary Brewer, head of reward and organisational development, William Grant and Sons
  • Debra Corey, former group compensation and benefits director, Merlin Entertainments
  • Jill Cunnison, HR benefits and operations manager, Capital One
  • Mel Duffield, former head of research and strategic policy, National Association of Pension Funds
  • Jane Earnshaw, head of reward and recognition, Asda
  • Ian Hodson, reward and benefits manager, University of Lincoln
  • Euan Hutchinson, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) rewards director, Johnson and Johnson
  • Matthew Johnson, head of compensation and benefits, Adecco Group
  • Ethan Kelly-Wilson, HR manager – UK and Ireland, Epson Europe
  • James Kirkland, director of remuneration and pensions, Axa UK
  • Janet Mckenzie, former international reward, policy and global mobility manager, The Body Shop
  • Jeremy Mindell, former senior reward and tax manager, Henderson Global Investors
  • Donna Nind, head of compensation and benefits, CSC
  • Julie Osman, director of pensions and benefits, Eli Lilly
  • Jackie Palmer, former senior manager, compensation and benefits, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Sarah Perkins, UK healthy living manager, American Express
  • Louise Phillips, employee benefits leader, IBM
  • Phil Rixon, pensions and benefits manager, Ladbrokes
  • Janine Sparks, senior reward manager, British Airways
  • Trevor Sparrow, head of international pensions and benefits, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Maria Strid, head of performance and reward, HSBC
  • Tim Taylor, head of group reward, Tui Travel
  • Martin Todd, head of reward and policy, Grant Thornton
  • Ingrid Waterfield, UK head of reward, KPMG
  • Ashleigh Witcher, senior benefits administrator, Serco Group
  • Carol Young, pensions manager, Heineken UK

Enter the Employee Benefits Awards 2014