The most successful entrants in the Employee Benefits Awards provided metrics and data around their health and wellbeing programmes, said Jacqui Riches, manager, employee health and wellness manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Quintiles, in an interview with Debbie Lovewell-Tuck, deputy editor of Employee Benefits.
She added: “Data is a lot harder to manage or collate and tie in with a wellness programme. It’s not as clearcut as other categories.
“The more evidence that employers can submit, the better. And that’s something [Quintiles] will have to strive to look at.”
Riches was also impressed by the entries that demonstrated a long-term strategy around health and wellbeing benefits.
“What comes over very strongly [in judging the awards] is that a lot of employers have similar ideas and they might put different benefits in place for their employees,” she added.
“But it’s not just about what you’re putting in. It’s about meeting the objectives and needs of employees, and when they’re in place, really maximising their use to make it a sustainable programme, rather than a one-stop shop.”
The winners of the Employee Benefits Awards 2014 will be announced during a lunch-time ceremony at the Artillery Garden at the HAC in London on 27 June.