Siemens UK has won the gold award in the ‘Employee Recognition’ category of the Institute of Promotional Marketing (IPM) Awards 2012, held recently in London.
Siemens’ was praised for its Champions programme, which ensures that Siemens’ values, culture and approach are embedded in the Siemens UK organisation.
All 12,000 UK employees have an equal opportunity to participate in the programme. It allows employees to recognise peers who demonstrate corporate values through their interaction with colleagues and customers. Recognition can be submitted online or through a card system.
Siemens HR director Toby Peyton-Jones said: “There are so many ‘heroes’ and ‘heroines’ in our organisation: people who have gone well beyond their job description, by helping others in ways that’s an inspiration, or by moving mountains to meet a customer deadline. Some may have simply had the courage to stand up for what is the right rather than take the easy path.
“With our Champions scheme, where any employee can nominate a colleague, it’s sometimes overlooked that the act of giving recognition and nominating a colleague is as fundamental as receiving an award.”