October 13th 2017 | London

Timeline:

3rd April 2017
' Nominations open '
26th May 2017
' Nominations close '
31st July 2017
' Shortlist announced '
13th October 2017
' Awards ceremony '

Categories

  

An award for an individual, team, group or network initiating and leading action to build inclusion for groups not likely to be covered by the 5 strand specific awards, or undertaking action to promote inclusion of multiple groups.

Criteria:

  • Acts as a role model or ally in championing and building inclusion
  • Creates an inclusive culture by challenging inequalities/barriers/bias in the application of people management policies, for example inclusive recruitment, talent development, performance management, career development and promotion etc, or customer service delivery.
  • Takes steps to eliminate or reduce incidents of bullying, harassment or discrimination against employees or service users
  • Leads positive action or interventions to enable talented employees from underrepresented groups to realise their full potential.
  • Applies evidence and customer insight to tackle issues effectively
  • Can demonstrate positive outcomes arising from their interventions for individuals and the organisation, and can demonstrate the potential for scaling up or demonstrating initiatives for other parts of the Civil Service.

An award for an individual, team, group or network initiating and leading action to remove barriers and improve the working experience and engagement levels of disabled employees or demonstrating excellence in the delivery of services to disabled people.

Criteria:

  • Acts as a role model or ally in championing disability inclusion
  • Creates an inclusive culture by challenging disability inequalities/barriers/bias in the application of people management policies, for example inclusive recruitment, talent development, performance management, career development, promotion and implementing appropriate, high quality and cost effective workplace adjustments etc, or in customer service delivery.
  • Takes steps to eliminate or reduce incidents of bullying, harassment or discrimination against disabled employees or service users
  • Leads positive actions or interventions to enable talented disabled employees to realise their full potential
  • Applies evidence and customer insight to tackle issues effectively to improve employee or service user experience
  • Can demonstrate positive outcomes arising from their interventions for individuals and the organisation, and can demonstrate the potential for scaling up or demonstrating initiatives for other parts of the Civil Service.

 

An award for an individual, team, group or network initiating and leading action to remove barriers and improve the working experience and engagement levels of employees, or demonstrating excellence in the delivery of services to all genders.

Criteria:

  • Acts as a role model or ally in championing gender equality
  • Creates an inclusive culture by challenging gender inequalities/barriers/bias in the application of people management policies, for example inclusive recruitment, talent development, performance management, career development and promotion, or in customer service delivery.
  • Takes steps to eliminate or reduce incidents of bullying, harassment or discrimination against employees or service users of all genders
  • Leads positive actions or interventions to enable talented employees of all genders to realise their full potential
  • Applies evidence and customer insight to tackle issues effectively to improve service user experience
  • Can demonstrate positive outcomes arising from their interventions for individuals and the organisation, and can demonstrate the potential for scaling up or demonstrating initiatives for other parts of the Civil Service.

An award for an individual, team, group or network initiating and leading action to remove barriers and improve the working experience and engagement levels of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex employees, or demonstrating excellence in the delivery of services to LGBTI+ people.

Criteria:

  • Acts as a role model or ally in championing LGBTI+ issues
  • Creates an inclusive culture by challenging sexual orientation or gender identity inequalities/barriers/bias in the application of people management policies, for example inclusive recruitment, talent development, performance management, career development and promotion etc. or in customer service delivery.
  • Takes steps to eliminate or reduce incidents of bullying, harassment or discrimination against LGBTI+ employees or service users.
  • Leads positive actions or interventions to enable talented LGBTI+ employees to realise their full potential
  • Applies evidence and customer insight to tackle issues effectively to improve service user experience
  • Can demonstrate positive outcomes arising from their interventions for individuals and the organisation, and can demonstrate the potential for scaling up or demonstrating initiatives for other parts of the Civil Service.

An award for an individual, team, group or network initiating and leading action to remove barriers and improve the working experience and engagement levels of BAME employees, or demonstrating excellence in the delivery of services to BAME people.

Criteria:

  • Acts as a role model or ally in championing BAME issues
  • Creates an inclusive culture by challenging race inequalities/barriers/bias in the application of people management policies, for example inclusive recruitment, talent development, performance management, career development and promotion etc, or in customer service delivery.
  • Takes steps to eliminate or reduce incidents of bullying, harassment or discrimination against BAME employees or service users.
  • Leads positive actions or interventions to enable talented BAME employees or service users to realise their full potential
  • Applies evidence and customer insight to tackle issues effectively to improve service user experience
  • Can demonstrate positive outcomes arising from their interventions for individuals and the organisation, and can demonstrate the potential for scaling up or demonstrating initiatives for other parts of the Civil Service.

An award for an individual, team, group or network initiating and leading action to remove barriers to attract and improve working experience and engagement levels of employees from a lower socio-economic background, or demonstrating excellence in the delivery of services to people from a lower socio-economic background.

Criteria:

  • Acts as a role model or ally in championing social mobility issues
  • Creates an inclusive culture by challenging inequalities/barriers/bias in the application of people management policies, for example inclusive recruitment, talent development, performance management, career development and promotion etc, or in customer service delivery for people from a lower socio-economic background
  • Takes steps to eliminate or reduce incidents of bullying, harassment or discrimination against employees or service users from a lower socio-economic background
  • Leads positive actions or interventions to enable talented employees from a lower socio-economic background to realise their full potential
  • Applies evidence and customer insight to tackle issues effectively
  • Can demonstrate positive outcomes arising from their interventions for individuals and the organisation, and can demonstrate the potential for scaling up or demonstrating initiatives for other parts of the Civil Service.

An award for the network which has:

  • Been able to demonstrate its impact in shaping and driving the Diversity and Inclusion agenda; and
  • Demonstrated the sustained value it has added to the business

We welcome nominations from all types of diversity & inclusion-focused staff networks.

Criteria:

  • Empowers and supports its members to realise their full potential
  • Applies evidence and customer insight to tackle issues effectively
  • Helps deepen understanding between different diversity groups and how opportunities and challenges may intersect
  • Collaborates with others to innovate and develop workable solutions
  • Engages with and utilises senior champions to ensure pace, focus and direction.
  • Interventions demonstrate positive business outcomes for individuals and the organisation, with the potential for scaling up for other parts of the department/ Civil Service.