Recognising the best of the best

Best Employers 2023_Awards_CanvaBest Employers’ accreditations and awards are a real badge of honour. They show current and prospective employees how much you value them. And they show clients and industry partners that you’re willing to invest in your company to create a diverse, inclusive and sustainable workforce and culture.

New for 2023 – the Best Employers’ kitemark

This year, we’ve introduced a new kitemark. You’ll automatically get it if you take part in Best Employers, and you’ll be able to use it for the next two years. It’ll show your customers, clients and employees – both old and new – that you’re working to make positive change in your workplace.

How do you get an accreditation?

If your survey scores are in the top 25 per cent, we’ll invite you to apply for accreditation. This involves completing an application and giving evidence about what makes you an outstanding employer. An independent panel of judges will assess your response alongside your survey results and participation levels, and decide whether to award you silver, gold or platinum accreditation.

The successful organisations will be announced at the awards event in the autumn. Accredited organisations get a trophy, certificate and digital logo.

How do you get an award?

When you take part in Best Employers, you’re automatically entered into the Best Employer awards. The winners are decided based solely on the results of the employee surveys. That’s what makes these awards so special – they’re voted for by the people who know you best.

We present awards at a conference in the autumn, which is a culmination and celebration of the region’s best organisations. You also get to hear from business leaders in our region who share their stories and insights on ways to improve the employee experience.

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