Lindsey Christie, benefits administrator at Admiral Group, explains what it means to be recognised with an Employee Benefits award.
The organisation was awarded ‘Best pensions communications’ at the Employee Benefits Awards 2013.
1. What has winning an Employee Benefits’ award meant to you?
Richard [Thorne, HR department manager] and I are extremely proud of this award. To be recognised in the industry by your peers for giving the best benefits possible to our staff is a great achievement.
2. What have you done to communicate your Employee Benefits’ award win to your organisation and to employees?
Besides shouting it from the rooftops, we have put the news of our win in Admiral’s monthly publication, The Column. We did a nice story with photos of the Employee Benefits Awards’ [event] and, of course, a picture of the actual award.
We also put this same story and photos on our internal intranet site for all staff to see. The head of HR also did a company-wide congratulatory email.
3. What has the award meant to the organisation and to employees?
Our staff are very proud to work for an organisation that believes in offering them the best benefits we can. As the largest employer in Wales, it is very important for us to offer such great benefits. It helps in our recruitment processes, as well as keeping our staff happy and motivated.
4. What would you say to other employers to encourage them to enter the Employee Benefits Awards 2014?
I think the awards are a great opportunity for employers to showcase the benefits they have to offer their staff and, perhaps more importantly, gain insight into what other organisations are offering.
The Employee Benefits Awards 2014 are open for entries. The deadline is 18 December.