The Jury consists of independent & professional committee with supervision of auditors from Baker&McKenzie to ensure transparency and clarity of the process. The voting ends before February 24th, 2017.
The jury will choose the nominees by February 24th, 2017. The presentations of the nominees will be prepared by March 10th, and the nominees will be announced on February 27th. On this day, the case presentations will also become available on the website. The winners will be chosen by the jury at the Gala on March 21st, 2017.
AWARDS GALA, warsaw university of technology, WARSAW
After the grand Gala we will hold a networking party at Hala Koszyki.
WHEN CAN I APPLY?
The system opens for submissions in the second half of December, 2016, and closes on February 14th, 2017.
MY COMPANY IS NOT AN ABSL MEMBER, CAN I STILL APPLY?
Yes. The aim of the ABSL Diamonds Competition is to inspire the business services community by recognizing initiatives that showcase a continuous strive for excellence and strengthen the sector’s position as the powerhouse of the Polish economy. The awards are open to all BPO, Shared Services Centers, Captive Centers, ITO, RDO that have established a center in Poland.
IS THERE A FEE FOR APPLYING?
No. Submitting a nomination is free of charge.
HOW CAN I SUBMIT A NOMINATION?
To submit your nomination, you must first register the company you represent on the ABSL Diamonds website – www.absl-diamonds.com. Within 12 hours, a password required to login and finalize the registration process will be provided. Upon completing registration, you will be able to submit an online application form in a chosen award category. The application form contains questions linked with evaluation criteria set up for every category type. There is a word count restriction for each question. Additional documents and materials (such as movies, presentations, hyperlinks) may be uploaded for reference.
Do all companies from the Business Services Sector compete together?
We recognize that the Business Services Sector is very diverse and has been through an exciting journey for the last decade(s). Today the companies are at different stage of the journey. Thus, in every category, the applications will be gathered in 2 pools depending on the situation which best applies to your company by answering the questions:
1) How many employees worked in your Center at the end of 2015?
A. 500+ employees
B. less than 500 employees
2) When did your Center start operating in Poland?
A. 5 years+
B. less than 5 years
3) How do you rate your Center ways of working?
A. Mature, leading advanced processes & innovation
B. Starting or rapidly growing activities, developing and maturing
If your company is closer to the “A profile”, you will join the pool “Lions”. If your company is closer to the “B profile”, you will join the pool “Tigers”.
CAN A THIRD PARTY NOMINATE A COMPANY?
No. The nominations are to be submitted exclusively by individuals representing the company that is being nominated.
CAN I SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE NOMINATION FOR MY COMPANY IN ONE CATEGORY?
No, each company can submit one nomination per category.
CAN I SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE NOMINATION FOR MY COMPANY IN DIFFERENT CATEGORIES?
Yes. Each nomination should fall into 1 of 7 categories which represent different areas of a company’s performance. Given the wide range of initiatives, this may translate into up to seven entries, each one in a different category.
IS THERE ANY LIMITATION TO SUBMITTING PROJECTS/INITIATIVES BASED ON WHEN THEY WERE CARRIED OUT?
A company can nominate a project that started and concluded with visible results, in the last 12 months (December 2015 – November 2016).
Is there any limitation to submitting projects/initiatives developed by the Group headquarters?
To take part in the ABSL Diamonds competition, the project, case or program must be largely initiated and led by the employees located in your Polish Center. ABSL Diamonds competition doesn’t aim to reward the local deployment of a Corporate global program
CAN MY NOMINATION CONTAIN CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION? HOW WILL SUCH DATA BE PROTECTED?
Before submitting any confidential information, please consult your company’s policy in this regard. All information relating to the project/initiative that a company is being nominated for may be subject to publication in a form of a case study upon winning the award. Winners may be further consulted or asked to provide input to the final version of the case study. All details about projects which will not qualify for the final will not be publicly shared.
CAN I ATTACH ANY REFERENCE MATERIALS TO MY NOMINATION?
Yes. All documents that provide evidence of results achieved or a sample of work done may be shared as part of the nomination process.
HOW MANY WINNERS PER CATEGORY WILL THERE BE?
There will 2 winners in each category, one from the pool of Tigers and one from the pool of Lions, giving a total of 14 winners.
WHO IS ON THE JURY PANEL?
The jury panel is composed of independent and recognized experts from the Business Services Sector field. With many years’ experience and expertise in the field, they will act as gate keepers by providing a fair, transparent and unbiased assessment of the applications across all categories. You can view our 2017 jury panel on the ABSL Diamonds website. Furthermore, an external auditor will additionally review the jury’s decision regarding the winning candidates to ensure compliance with rules and regulations. Any attempt to privately contact the jury members by any of the participants will result in disqualification from the contest.
I have submitted a nomination. What’s next?
Your nomination will be assessed by the independent jury and the auditor who will ensure overall compliance with rules and regulations. The top-rated companies (3 companies per pool for every category) will be contacted and revealed on February 27th, 2017. Altogether, 42 nominated cases will be selected.
The nominated cases will be presented during the Gala on March 21st, 2017 through a 45 second media presentation support. The media presentation support will be prepared in collaboration between the representatives of the nominated companies and an external marketing agency. The Category winners (1 winner per pool) will be revealed at the ABSL Diamonds Gala Awards.
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Contact & Partnership
You can contribute to ABSL Diamonds project by becoming our Partner. For more information, please contact Organizers.
— 300 EUR per person for member companies
— 400 EUR per person for non-member companies
* the ticket price will be paid in PLN, exchange rate EUR/PLN=4,33
The system opens for submissions on December 15th, 2016, and closes on February 14th, 2017.
MARCH 21ST, 2017,
MARCH 21ST, 2017,
Gala - Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw
Afterparty - Hala Koszyki, Warsaw