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2nd Edition Categories

Below you will find all seven categories that along with the details on how will they be judged. Before submitting anything please download and read the rules and framework of ABSL Diamonds 2nd Edition.

 

Remember: you can submit only one project per category with a total of seven projects overall.

 

Applications in all categories must highlight the innovative and adding value facets of the project, case or program.

To take part in the ABSL Diamonds competition, the project, case or program must be largely led by the People located in your Polish Center.

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Business Leader in:

 

Business Excellence

Driving bolder performance and higher productivity across organizations and enhancing financial performance of operations are standard practices in today’s business services sector. The ability for each organization to continuously improve the bottom line is at the heart of our operations.

 

This category seeks to recognize the projects that brought the highest productivity, significant improvement results and contributed to achieving business excellence through enhanced process quality, reduction of operational costs or overall contribution to the enterprise. We look at projects driven either through continuous improvement or business process re-engineering.

Project goal and scope:

 

How you identified the need for your project? What initial scope of services or processes addressed and resources engaged (individuals, groups, local, global). How long did it take to design and implement that initiative/project?

 

 

Operational improvements and cost savings:

 

How did it impact financial performance (cost reduction, cost avoidance)? How did the project improve your competitive advantage? How did you include the different stakeholders of the value chain (partnering, gain sharing arrangement, incentivisation…)? Did the project bring other benefits (income stream, higher recognition…)? Please supply proof of success e.g. statistics, financial results, ratios, percentages, ROI.

 

 

Processes streamlining/Replication:

 

Can that initiative be repeated in other processes/functions? Has it been deployed in other entities or organizations or to other customers?

 

Approach:

 

Please detail the approach (methodologies, processes, technologies) used in the project.

Business Leader in:

 

Customer Experience

Building and sustaining Customer Intimacy leads to improved business performance. Many initiatives are launched with the goal to increase value for the end customers/users and bring higher satisfaction. The award in this category recognizes the most compelling success story of building customer intimacy and improving customer/user satisfaction in business services delivery.

Project goal and scope:

 

How did you identify the need for your project? Number of stakeholders engaged (single/multiple functions, local or global departments) and employed resources. Was the project initiated locally or was it globally deployed (in that case, specify how your local teams contributed)? How long did it take to design and implement that initiative/project?

 

 

Financial/Business gains for clients:

 

Benefits (direct and indirect) achieved by the clients (further growth, lower expenditures costs, improved cash balance). Please supply proof of success, e.g. statistics, financial results, ratios, percentages, ROI.

 

 

Client’s feedback:

 

How was the project/initiative perceived by the client? How did your customer base grow or change due to this project?

 

 

Approach:

 

Please detail the approach (methodologies, processes, technologies) used in the project.

Business Leader in:

 

Business Game Changer

During the past years, Business Services sector has moved from transactional and fairly simple operations to far advanced activities and processes. We see and hear about more and more cases where Business Services companies set new standards and are pioneers in finding out forward looking technologies like robotics. They show a self-disruption behavior that helps to set the paths of new working trends.

This category focuses on rewarding either the development of innovative organizational solutions or a successful delivery of a disruptive technology. Both should be considered as a solution that displaces the existing status quo, shakes up the industry and can pave the way to further growth of business services capabilities. Your success story must demonstrate how your organization gained/reinforced competitive advantage thanks to that envisioning solution and how it elevates the perception of our sector/upgrades the skills of our employees.

Project goal and scope:

 

How did you identify the need for your project? What kind of resources were engaged (individuals, groups, local, global teams)? How long did it take to design and implement that initiative/project?

 

 

Innovativeness of the project:

 

What you believe is the core of innovation of this project? How does it make it unique and cutting edge?

 

 

What is the impact for the company and business:

 

How did the project influence or change the way business is done? How did the project improve your competitive advantage? Please supply proof of success e.g. statistics, financial results, ratios, percentages.

 

 

Approach:

 

Please detail the approach (methodologies, processes, technologies) used in the project

Business Leader in:

 

Vibrant Workplace

The working environment in which the companies from the Business Services Sector perform has continuously evolved for the last decade. These changes are triggered by the nature of the activities and the young workforce, often referred to as millennials.

The cliché of a traditional working place - where employees just come, do their job and leave - is gone.

Today, many companies design and implement programs that make their working environment unique, inspiring and energizing. These new and creative initiatives can include IT, real estate, social, ethical features that are not pay related and that, at the end of the day, make our working environment more vibrant, pleasant and friendly.

Project goal and scope:

 

How did you identify the need for your project? How was the project selected? How long did it take to design and implement that initiative/project?

 

 

Project Deployment:

 

how was the project deployed? What kind of resources was engaged (individuals, groups, local, global teams)? Which freedom was given to the teams? At which frequency the actions were done? How many stakeholders were involved (internally and/or externally)?

 

 

Improved collaboration among staff:

 

How did the initiative foster interactions/integration among teams? How is it perceived by general staff? How did it help make working environment unique and vibrant?

 

 

Achieved results:

 

How have you measured (quantified) the end results for your organization and company? How can it positively impact the Business Services Sector? What are the next septs (if any)?

Business Leader in:

 

Employer Branding

The reputation of the sector hasn’t been changing as it should, and too many stakeholders are not aware of the exciting positions and environment that the sector offers. Many companies undertake awareness actions or run dedicated in-depth sessions to change that state and actively enhance the perception of business services sector.

This category aims at rewarding projects designed to build a compelling employer branding campaign and boost the reputation of the sector towards all stakeholders (including local authorities, universities…). The project can be either dedicated to already hired staff (showing the unique advantages of our sector), or it can be focused on potential new employees, or it is based on collaboration/partnership with institutions like universities, local authorities…

Project goal and scope:

 

How did you identify the need for your project? What kind of resources was engaged (individuals, groups, local, global teams) internally and externally? How long did it take to design and implement that initiative/project?

 

 

Direct Impact for Your Company and the Sector:

 

How did the initiative boost your reputation as a company? How does the Business Services Sector can benefit from this initiative? What is the success rate? Please supply proof of success e.g. statistics, financial results, ratios, percentages, ROI.

 

 

Media coverage:

 

What was the communication plan in terms of bringing the initiative to the outside world? Was it featured in the media? How did the media / candidates react?

 

 

Partnerships built:

 

Which partnership(s) did you establish as part of the project? Who did they include (local universities, local/national external specialist companies/institutions)?

Business Leader in:

 

CSR

With more than 210.000 employees, the Business Services Sector plays ever greater a role in the context of local environment. Companies embed social and environmental actions into their business operations and interactions with stakeholders. Your employees ingeniously lead bold Corporate Social Responsible activities in many areas.

This category aims at rewarding initiatives led by employees that focus on environment, local communities, social minorities and culture, making a difference and bringing about positive change for the society.

Project goal and scope:

 

How did you identify the need for your project?

 

 

The Scale of the initiative:

 

Was the initiative deployed on a local, national or international scale?

 

 

Number of participants/stakeholders:

 

How many individuals, employees and organizations were involved in that initiative?

 

 

Achieved results:

 

What did the initiative help achieve? How did it positively impact your company or the Business Services Sector? Do you plan to extend it again at later stage? Please supply proof of success e.g. statistics, financial results, ratios, percentages.

Business Leader in:

 

Talent Development & Education

The Business Services Sector may be the sector which offers the richest and most diverse portfolio of functional activities. It includes Finance, Banking, HR, IT, Communication, Logistics, Customer Services, Marketing, R&D just to mention few of them. This diversity is combined with a larger range of complex processes within these activities. To successfully drive these activities, our sector relies on one of its strongest assets: its talent workforce.

This category aims at rewarding initiatives and programs led by companies which make extra efforts to hire, grow, promote and retain employees, whose capabilities are fundamental to nurture the current and growing pace of the sector.

Project goal and scope:

 

How was the project initiated? Was it a local initiative or does it belong to a larger Corporate program? How many employees (existing/potential) were approached?

 

 

Project Deployment:

 

how was the project deployed? Which actions were done, at which frequency? How many stakeholders were involved (internally and/or externally)?

 

 

Differentiators:

 

What made your project unique and different from already known training programs? Do you foresee any next steps?

 

 

Talent development and retention:

 

To what extent did the initiative influence the retention of talents or develop your teams or attract high potentials in your company? How can it positively impact the Business Services Sector? What are the next steps (if any)?

ABSL Diamonds

Gala Awards

 

MARCH 21ST, 2017,

Gala - Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw

Afterparty - Hala Koszyki, Warsaw

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ABSL Diamonds

Gala Awards

 

MARCH 21ST, 2017,

Gala - Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw

Afterparty - Hala Koszyki, Warsaw

MARCH 21ST, 2017,