The pioneering organisation, which is led by one of the world’s leading employee engagement influencers, Ben Whitter, has revealed the new relationship ahead of this year’s gala awards event, which takes place on May 17 at London’s Park Plaza Riverbank.
WEEI’s influence helps propel the awards to the forefront of the UK’s employee experience movement, which is developing alongside customer experience as a key priority for businesses and organisations across the world.
The Institute is at the forefront of a global movement to redefine the position of employees within their places of work, with a purpose to “support, guide and develop professionals and organisations to deliver human-centred, authentic and compelling experiences, which elevate business results”.
At the forefront of this vision is WEEI Founder and CEO Ben Whitter (pictured above), who last year was officially named as a top HR influencer. Known in the industry as ‘Mr Employee Experience’, he is currently leading an international mission to revamp the relationship businesses have with their staff by heading the Employee Experience World Tour.
Through this he has established employee experience conferences in Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and Asia, and his expertise and that of the Institute will bring the UK Employee Experience Awards to a new position of influence when judging UK firms that have developed end expanded experiences within their organisations for their staff.
Speaking of the new relationship, Ben Whitter said:
“This is an exciting, broad, and meaningful partnership, which brings together two of the pioneers within the employee experience movement worldwide. Together, we have an opportunity to further develop, support, and celebrate the very best employee experiences; experiences that underpin and deliver sustainable, highly engaged, and profitable organisations.
This is, most certainly, the era of employee experience. We look forward to working with Neil Skehel and the team to advance our shared purpose in the UK and beyond.”
Welcoming the Institute on board for this year’s awards, Neil Skehel, the CEO of Awards International said:
“This is a truly significant stage in the history of our awards and will see an organisation that has changed the meaning of what employee experience is join with our event to the benefit of both entrants and judges. The work the WEEI does in terms of redefining the nature of employment cannot be understated, and we are honored to have the skills and insight of Ben and his colleagues with us on the journey to promote and celebrate the best of employee experience in the UK.”