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One Award Winner (highlighted mention for other top performers)

The Staff Retention and Wellbeing Employer of the Year Award will be given to an organisation which has demonstrated a clear, significant and sustainable improvement in staff retention rates and the wellbeing of its workforce.


The Assessment Criteria for the Staff Retention and Wellbeing Employer of the Year Award:

  • Demonstrate a health and wellbeing strategy/framework, and the implementation underpinned by policies and procedures
  • Evidence the success of the above strategy for example, reduction in sickness and absence rates, improved staff satisfaction (evidenced by staff survey), reduction in staff turnover
  • Describe how an identified issue/problem area within the organisation in respect of staff retention was recognised, and describe how this issue or problem was addressed
  • Demonstrate/evidence by use of data, the impact of your interventions (Examples can include a reduction in bank/agency spend, reduction in staff turnover and improvement in care/patient experience, etc)
  • Describe how the intervention(s) will be cost-effective and sustainable in the long term, and the metrics you in place to measure and monitor this
  • Explain how the organisation utilises career/progression frameworks to support staff retention

Applicants must complete no more than 500 words in order to demonstrate at least 4 of the criteria.

Who can make the nomination?

Nominations must be made by a manager within the organisation.