The Lloyds Bank - National Business Awards UK 2017   



The Howard Kennedy Employer of the Year

Celebrating organisations seeing the best return on an investment in people, this Award recognises the employee strategy that best attracts retains and develops talent – and how it contributes to sustainable growth and being an employer of choice. Judges will look for evidence of how employees are engaged in strategic goals and company values, and how human and supporting resources have been optimised to achieve and sustain commercial and competitive success. They will also look at investment in people, initiatives to create a more collaborative culture, and the impact this has had on commercial performance. 

Open to private, public and third sector organisations, this Award will recognise the enterprise that has driven demonstrable excellence in the following key areas: 

•    Staff development, retention and recruitment 
•    Leadership and management 
•    Innovation and operational excellence 
•    An embedded ethical culture 
•    Creative and collaborative customer service
•    Increased growth or market share 
•    Improved financial performance

Core criteria Proportion of overall score 

Growth 10% 
Innovation 15% 
Staff engagement 20% 
Customer service 15% 
Leadership 15% 
Ethics 15% 
Financial performance 10% 

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Previous winners

Luminus Group - The Howard Kennedy Employer of the Year 2016

Luminus Group aims to lead renewal in society through excellence as a provider of homes, a community anchor and an inspirational employer. It is an outstanding example of how people can be fundamentally and enthusiastically engaged in achieving strategic goals and delivering corporate values. The development in the social enterprise of a dedicated, caring, collaborative and ‘can do` culture, supported by a deep investment in employees, has been central to how human and other resources have been continually optimised; ensuring essential, life-changing services have kept being delivered to clients, even during the recent unprecedented pressure on public finances.”

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