19 April 2018 | Marino Donati
Tomorrow (20 April) is your last chance to enter the BIFM Awards 2018 - entries close at midnight.
Past BIFM chair Julie Kortens is lead judge for the Impact on Employee Experience Award category, which is aimed at in-house teams as part of updates to this year's awards. Kortens explains its importance.
How has the category of employee impact developed and been updated?
This year we have updated the Impact on Employee Experience Award so that it is specifically aimed at in-house teams, although they can of course draw on their relationship with a third party and the submission itself can be supported by third-party feedback.
Why is it important to recognise the impact of employee experience with an award?
A positive employee experience is essential in any workplace. Employers need to attract and retain talent and to maximise the performance of their staff. A positive employee experience is fundamental to supporting this aspiration. Facilities management brings together people, place and process. It is the glue that allows an organisation to be as productive as possible and this category is seeking leading edge in-house teams (clients). Teams who work together to maximise the potential and productivity of staff by delivering that top-class employee experience.
What qualities are you looking for in the applications; what are the criteria for a winner?
The judging team is looking for evidence that the contribution of the FM team has positively impacted the employee experience in their organisation. This impact will vary from organisation to organisation and, among other things, could include the day-to-day performance of the FM team, their contribution to the look and feel of the workplace or their impact on workplace collaboration and communication. FM teams from all types of workplace and from any sector are eligible to apply, but there must be demonstrable results.
For entry details and a list of the other categories, please go to: www.bifmawards.org/how-to-enter