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Why Enter?
Companies who are serious about progressing the welfare of their staff through programmes specifically designed for people wellbeing and training and celebrating their achievements to date should consider entering this category.

Judging Criteria for this category

The Workplace Wellbeing Category aims to award outstanding achievement in the establishment of wellbeing programmes in the day to day running of your business and their impact on productivity, overall employee satisfaction and staff retention. In your answer, detail your background and your approach to introducing a wellbeing strategy and how you measure its effectiveness. Tell us how the programme is funded e.g. through your own funds, training grants, other state supported initiatives, etc.

Entry Requirements
Award entrants must comply with the following entry criteria:
  • All small businesses may enter up to a maximum of 50 employees. (This includes staff employed in the company on a fixed-term contract basis in excess of 12 months, and part-time staff who work in excess of 20 hours per week but excluding temporary agency workers).
  • Be in operation at least 2 years in the Republic of Ireland.
  • Not be a branch of another business.
  • Franchises can enter.
  • Businesses can enter more than one category.
  • Businesses/individuals can nominate themselves or be nominated by other associated professionals (e.g. professional advisers, training providers, accountants etc)

Entry Process
Applications for the 2020 Awards programme are open from 5 September to 18 October 2019.

2020 Prize Package

All Finalists
  • A comprehensive strategic masterclass weekend sponsored by Skillnet Ireland which will include communications, media and presentation skills training along with discounted participation on a management development programme during the year
  • An interview/profile in a specially commissioned Irish Independent Awards Supplement
  • Free participation in SFA Business Connect Event
  • Five complementary tickets to the Gala Awards Ceremony
  • A finalist certificate

Category Winners
  • Award trophy - presented at a Gala Awards Ceremony.
  • One year membership of the Small Firms Association

Overall Winner
  • The Overall Winner will be presented with a winner trophy at the Gala Awards Ceremony in March
  • An annual bursary of €5,000 has been very kindly donated by 2013 winner Megazyme International Ireland. The overall winner may nominate their charity of choice to receive this bursary.
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