Enter the ABP Awards 2022
The Conference includes our 2022 Awards
On the evening of the first day of the conference (10th November), we will also be holding our annual awards with a dinner and ceremony.
Established in 2014, the ABP Awards have now been running for eight years and are a central part of how we celebrate and highlight achievements within the World of Business Psychology.
The awards showcase levels of excellence that have been achieved in the workplace and improved and contributed to the various subject areas we have highlighted this year. Our awards demonstrate the value that Business Psychology delivers to both individuals and organisations. We will shortly be releasing details of this year’s awards categories and how to apply, so please follow us on social media or sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date.
“Business Psychology is the study and practice of improving working life. It combines an understanding of the science of human behaviour with experience of the world of work, to attain effective and sustainable performance for both individuals and organisations”
Whilst many Awards programmes exist in the field of Human Resources generally and in various psychological disciplines, the ABP Awards focus directly on demonstrating the commercial and practical value of Business Psychology to organisations.
The ABP is inviting Award submissions in each of the categories described below. Individuals, teams and organisations can enter (“Entrants”). External consultants/suppliers can enter with or on behalf of their clients. By making a submission to the Awards, Entrants agree to be bound by the Terms of the Awards Programme (available on the ABP website).
Submissions close on Friday 29th July
Assessment & Selection
Entrants to this category are invited to demonstrate rigour and/or innovation in the field of assessment, broadly defined, for an individual, group or organisation. Entries might include, for example, rigour and/or innovation in i) measurement of new or interesting concept/s that are relevant to the world of work, ii) the use of technology in the delivery of assessment/s, and/or iii) effective ways of delivering the results of assessment processes.
Strategy and Organisational Effectiveness
Entrants to this category are invited to demonstrate successfully supporting an individual, group or organisation in i) becoming aware of the need for change or organisational development, ii) assisting through a change process, and/or iii) embedding change to ensure new practices are long lasting.
Psychology of Learning and Development
Entrants to this category are invited to demonstrate how a learning and/or development intervention has had a significant impact on the success of an individual, group or organisation. The rationale for the approach chosen will be considered, as well as the strength of the evidence collected to demonstrate effectiveness.
Entrants to this category are invited to demonstrate rigour and/or innovation in the area of employee engagement. We define engagement broadly to include the causes and consequences of feelings of absorption in one’s work. Entries might include, for example, rigour and/or innovation in i) the measurement approach used, ii) an intervention made to increase engagement, and/or iii) the approach taken to demonstrate effectiveness.
Health & Wellbeing
Entrants to this category are invited to demonstrate how they have dealt with the apparent juxtaposition of employee health and wellbeing and business performance. Entries might include, for example, rigour and/or innovation in i) improving health and wellbeing ii) creating safe, user-friendly work environments and/or iii) enhancing work-life balance.
Entrants to this category are invited to demonstrate either using a traditional approach in a novel manner or context or using an approach that had never been used before. The approach applied and the outcome derived will be assessed on rigour of evidence and the strength of the approach and outcomes achieved.
Business Psychology for Social Impact
Entrants to this category are invited to demonstrate how they are using psychology to make a difference beyond the workplace to people and wider society – whether this is around social mobility, environmental challenges or charitable endeavours. For this category, the assessment criteria ‘extent of impact’ will explicitly assess impact on society.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Entrants to this category are invited to demonstrate how a diversity, equity or inclusion initiative has had significant impact on an individual, group or organisation. This could be through initiatives that address an identified gap or inequality in the workforce, or the implementation of a specific programme to attract, retain or develop talent from minority/under-represented group(s). Submissions based on specific initiatives relating to improving flexibility, older workers, gender, race, age, sexual and disability equality also welcome.
Outstanding Student Achievement
Entrants to this category are invited to describe a piece of consulting work or research that shows excellence in any area of Business Psychology. Describing work undertaken for a dissertation might be an appropriate entry if the practical significance of the work can be clearly demonstrated. Importantly, the student will be expected to be able to demonstrate that they were primarily responsible for the work done. Entrants to this category are asked to provide their Supervisor’s details.
Chairman’s Choice for Excellence in Business Psychology
This award will be the Chairman’s Choice and will be considered alongside all entries to select the best overall example of Excellence in Business Psychology. As such the winner of this entry may also be a winner of one of the other categories and there is no need for Specialist Category entrants to specifically enter this category; all eligible entries will automatically be considered.