Entering awards is good business

No matter what the size your organisation you can enter our excellence awards with your project or nomination and be in with a chance of a win.
We know your resources are stretched so putting yourself forward is not always the top of the agenda, but it could be very good for your profile in your trust, your career even your profession.
Come on – good practice NEEDS to be shared, so let HPMA help you tell your HR peers and wider health and social care community how good people management impacts patient care.
1.       Promoting the positive
Just being shortlisted can improve awareness and promote your role to staff, board members and the community. It’s fantastic to be recognised so it’s important to make sure that colleagues know what you have achieved. Winning an award can open doors – be ready.
2.       Benchmarking
The application process for entering an award can often force you to look at your practice from a different perspective and compare yourself to other providers. This will help you think about ways you could be doing things better and identify areas for improvement and is one of the ways your business could benefit (even more valuable than winning the prize itself).
 3.       Increased credibility
An award win, short-listing or nomination can act as a third party endorsement. A win can give a seal of approval to your activities and is a sign of quality. It can also help with relationships with colleagues across your organisation.
 4.       Employee motivation
Awards recognise the hard work and achievements of your employees so winning one can help boost staff morale and improve motivation. Employees are focused on what’s great about the team, directorate or organisation they work for and can feel proud to be a part of it.
5.       Attract talent
Awards validate your hiring stature among new recruits. By pitching yourself as the best, you can attract the talent you need to push your organisation forward. Increased employee morale will also help attract and retain new recruits.
Just days to get those entries in – so stop procrastinating and submit your entries and nominations for the 2016 HPMA Excellence awards!
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