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SAS a ‘finalist’ in Engage Awards 2016 for ‘best use of voice of the employee’

Analytics leader shortlisted for employee communication and engagement initiative


SAS, the leader in analytics, has been selected as a finalist for the inaugural Engage Awards 2016. Included in the ‘best use of voice of the employee’ category, it has been recognised for employee communication and engagement after it introduced a volunteer-led initiative, named ‘Be the Best’.

The vision was to empower employees to make SAS an even better place to work. The programme featured employee representatives from each department tasked with reviewing employee engagement data and proposing areas of improvement to the management team. The ‘Be the Best’ initiative has established new incentives including a working from home policy to support work-life balance, days off for employees’ birthdays and a management charter to ensure they receive consistent experiences of the workplace.

“We pride ourselves on employee engagement and being recognised as a finalist in the Engage Awards reflects the hard work that has gone into our initiative to ‘Be the Best’”, said Sue Warman, HR Director – Northern Europe, SAS. “Being recognised as a finalist highlights the team’s commitment to constantly improving the working environment and their role in delivering HR excellence. Over the last year, the campaign to ‘Be the Best’ has gone a long way to providing all employees with a voice and the opportunity to get involved in delivering change in the workplace for the better. It has boosted morale within the company and is an opportunity for everyone to feel like a highly-valued member of team SAS.”

The Engage Awards, organised by Engage Business Media, encompass all areas of excellence within customer and employee engagement with the finalists across 12 award categories spanning all industry sectors.

This year’s winners will be announced in a ceremony at the Westminster Park Plaza Hotel in London on Tuesday, 8 November. It will be attended by hundreds of customers and employee engagement professionals and hosted by veteran broadcaster and former BBC breakfast TV presenter, Bill Turnbull.