The Irish News Workplace and Employment Awards Launch for 2024

08 March 2024

The Irish News Workplace and Employment Awards Launch for 2024

Applications have opened for entries to the 2024 Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards, which will again recognise the enormous talents and achievements of a wide range of groups AND individuals from all sections of business across Ireland.  

The initiative honours and rewards the Best Places to Work across Ireland. This year marks the 16th awards ceremony, which has evolved into one of the country’s most prestigious business initiatives, regularly attracting hundreds of entries. 

2024 sees the introduction of two new categories: the 'Best Digital Transformation Award' and the 'Best Employee Benefits Programme,' further enhancing the scope of recognition for innovative practices in the workplace.  

“It’s people who drive and add value to any organisation, and our 2024 awards will be another celebration of the exceptional standards they demonstrate in different aspects of economy. Everyone who puts themselves forwards for our awards is recognising the importance of working closely with their staff at all levels, regardless of the size of the organisation, and how vital it is to have proper strategies in place for developing the huge talents which are out there in the field of employment.” The Irish News designate editor-in-chief, Chris Sherrard 

“The best employee benefits programme category recognises organisations which excel in providing exceptional and comprehensive benefits packages to their employees. It highlights a company’s commitment to supporting the wellbeing, financial security, and overall satisfaction of its workforce. And best digital transformation honours organisations that demonstrate exceptional innovation and success in leveraging digital technologies to revolutionise their operations and achieve significant business growth.” The Irish News Business Editor, Gary McDonald 

There are 12 key categories this year, each of which be split into SME and Large.   

The Main Categories 

  1. Best Digital Transformation Award [NEW]
  2. Best Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Award
  3. Best Employee Development Programme
  4. Best Employee Benefits Programme [NEW]
  5. Best Graduate or Training Scheme 
  6. Best Place to Work 
  7. Best Sustainable Business Award 
  8. Best Wellbeing in the Workplace Strategy 
  9. Corporate Social Responsibility Programme of the Year 
  10. Innovation in HR and Recruitment 
  11. Leadership Excellence Award 
  12. Team of the Year 

 

The Workplace and Employment Awards, which regularly attracts hundreds of entries, will culminate in a glittering presentation in Titanic Belfast on June 6th, hosted by comic Neil Delamere, who is best known for his hilariously quick-witted appearances on myriad panel shows, including his long-running tenure on the Blame game and his live tours.   

Everyone who puts themselves forward for the awards is recognising the importance of working closely with their staff at all levels, regardless of the size of the organisation, and how vital it is to have proper strategies in place for developing the huge talents which are out there in the field of employment. It is people who drive and add value to any organisation, and the 2024 awards will be a celebration of the exceptional standards they demonstrate in different aspects of economy. 

Proudly Supported: Carson McDowell, Queen’s University, Belfast, Options, Errigal Group, NI Chamber, nijobfinder, NIE Networks, Calibro Workspace, Diageo, Re-Gen Waste Management, Titanic, Galgorm and Miller Hospitality.

Entries for the 2024 Workplace and Employment Awards are officially open. For more information on the awards, the categories and FAQs, head to: irishnews.com/wea