Annual Excellence Awards categories
NEW: Best Coronavirus (Covid-19) Crisis Response
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed the way many people work and live and has had a significant impact on how payroll professionals work and keep the UK paid. From moving to working from home, implementing the ever-changing guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and losing colleagues and staff to illness, quarantine and home-schooling, the challenges faced have been unprecedented. This award recognises an individual or organisation who has successfully responded to the challenges
NEW: The Bright Beginnings Award
The CIPP Bright Beginnings Award is aimed at those new to the payroll, pensions and reward industry, within the last two years, or who are currently completing an apprenticeship. This award recognises an individual who has made a significant impact and contribution to their organisation within that time.
NEW: The Spotlight Award
The CIPP Spotlight Award is open to anyone working in payroll, pensions and/or reward. This award will be presented to an individual who has shown themselves to be an outstanding professional and could be working at any level within the industry.
NEW: The Luminary Award
The CIPP Luminary Award will celebrate and recognise an individual who has demonstrated leadership within their organisation or across the wider industry and has had a positive, inspirational impact on the career of others.
Wellbeing and employee engagement award
With an increasing focus on employee health and wellbeing, this award will recognise organisations that have introduced initiatives to improve the general health, wellbeing and/or financial awareness of their employees.
Project of the year
Implementation of projects in payroll and pensions is commonplace, and this award recognises the work involved in implementing a successful project.
In-house payroll team of the year
This award recognises the in-house payroll team that has compelled their employer to recognise the important role that the department can play in improving the overall company performance, and not just perceive the department as a cost centre.
International payroll service provider of the year
Organisations turn to service providers to deliver compliant and efficient payroll services within their organisation. This award will be presented to the provider proven to demonstrate a commitment to customer service and an effective and compliant international payroll service.
Software product of the year
This award is aimed at software products that are sold and supplied for companies to run their own payroll in-house. It will recognise an organisation that is innovative and committed to ensuring that its software is compliant, user friendly, enables the best practice and is well supported.
Payroll service provider of the year
This award is open to service providers regardless of size and will be presented to the provider proven to demonstrate a commitment to customer service and an effective and compliant payroll function.