People First


This Award recognises member firms that have implemented and delivered outstanding initiatives that benefit their people.


  • Demonstrated leadership in pursuing actions that further internal inclusion and wellbeing to create ‘healthy workplaces’ (including diversity, mental health and wellbeing, flexibility etc.)
  • Delivery and effectiveness of initiative(s)
  • Extent to which the initiative(s) respond to the needs/challenges of the firm’s people and contribute to the business’ success
  • Extent to which the initiative(s) reflect or contribute to developing industry best practice

Submission inclusions

  • Overview of the challenge/need that the initiative has been designed to address (max 300 words)
  • Objective/s of the initiative – must clearly articulate long-term benefits and how it will address needs and/or challenges identified above (max 350 words)
  • Synopsis / description of the initiative – e.g. detail of how the benefit has been achieved and how the firm has demonstrated an innovative approach (max 700 words)
  • Outcomes of the initiative – may include testimonials and must clearly demonstrate its measured success (max 500 words)
  • Communication of initiative – detail steps taken to promote the project or initiative to people base and secure engagement and buy-in (max 300 words)
  • Pre-approved media release content for marketing purposes (max 500 words)
  • Minimum of three photographs for marketing purposes
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