Best Workplace Diversity Strategy


Visit our 'How to Enter' page for our Items Checklist & Step-by-Step Guide. CLICK HERE.

Once you have created your PDF submission and you have all items in the Items Checklist, submit your entry via the Online Entry Form. CLICK HERE.

Judges will be looking for clear evidence of a diversity strategy and initiatives that have made a significant difference to an organisation's performance, for example in the delivery of customer service, employee engagement, retention, innovation, or impact on leadership. These initiatives may relate to a workplace flexibility strategy, eldercare scheme or other initiative to encourage gender, race, age, sexual and disability equality. Entrants should provide specific details of the scheme, the business case behind it and evidence of its successful implementation, and results including impact on culture and reputation. If your entry relates specifically to a flexible working strategy, then please enter the ‘Best Flexible Working Strategy’ award.

Entry is by a 5-page A4 PDF submission; the judges will be looking for a clear plan and evidence that it is delivering on core objectives, paying attention to the criteria listed below.

  • Organisation Background: Please outline the size and nature of your organisation.
  • Strategy Background: Details of how the strategy was developed, outline the objectives and business case.
  • Implementation: Provide an overview of how the strategy was implemented and communicated to the business and the level of senior management buy-in.
  • Key Challenges: Outline any challenges faced and how the HR team overcame them.
  • Outcomes & Results: Highlight the outcomes of your Workplace Diversity strategy and provide evidence of how you monitor and measure its impact. Provide data on key diversity and inclusion indicators in the last 12 months. Demonstrate how the strategy has benefited the organisation and employees and provide evidence of how your organisation is setting the benchmark for diversity and inclusion.