FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I only have a few employees, can I still take part?
Absolutely. Each award has tailored criteria for small companies (0-50 employees), medium or large companies.
I understand getting these awards are good for my employees, but how do they help my business?
There are actually many direct and indirect benefits by having healthy, active staff. See our benefits page.
I'm worried gathering the evidence will take many hours, is it really worth it?
The application process is actually easier than you may think, and you’ll probably find that you are already doing a lot of the things necessary, so evidencing these are relatively painless. Feel free to give us a call though if you’re still unsure and we can also put you in touch with other businesses that have been through the process.
I can only spare a couple of hours a week, is there a time limit for each standard?
There is no set time period in which you need to complete your application, so you can do it at your own pace.
Is this something I can pay an external organisation/consultant to obtain for me?
We would encourage employers to invest time in completing the application, rather than inviting a third party to do so on their behalf. They will know their organisation better than anyone else and will be best placed to make the application.
Some of the standards look fine, but a couple we may struggle to obtain, even at level 1, so is it even worth starting?
The awards are very flexible, so you can apply for just one level on each or all of the standards, and then perhaps work towards some of the other levels at your own pace if you decide you’d like to.
What will the assessment process involve once we've applied?
There is a simple three-stage process: the first is your written evidence, which you can submit through this website. The second is a visit to your workplace to meet you and discuss key elements of your evidence – this is informal and is an opportunity to showcase what you do well. Finally, you will receive a written report with the outcome of your assessment, letting you know what you do well and areas for improvement.