Get ready to enter the Employee Benefits Awards 2013

The Employee Benefits Awards offer reward and benefits professionals the ideal opportunity to shout about, and gain recognition for, the excellent work that they have done over the last 12

This year, employers are encouraged to enter both new initiatives that they have introduced through the year, as well as longer-running successful reward strategies.

There is no restriction on how long ago a benefit or strategy was launched, as long as the quantifiable measures to demonstrate its success are from 2012. To be in with a chance of winning, it is crucial to show results and demonstrate how these met original objectives.

Each year, the list of award categories is reviewed to remain in line with the latest trends and enable employers to show off their strengths and initiatives.

This year, we have revised our category titles. While these will still reward employers for their strategies and innovations, the new shorter titles will make it easier for winners and finalists to shout about their achievements in a way that has meaning for their employees, senior management, business partners and external stakeholders.

There are also several new categories for 2013. To reflect the ever-growing focus on pensions, we have introduced two new categories: ‘Best pensions default investments’, and ‘Pensions professional of the year’.

The other new category for the 2013 awards is ‘Most engaging benefits package’.

The deadline for entering the Employee Benefits Awards 2013 is 14 December 2012.