Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Employee Communications Awards!

Excellence was a recurring theme as the judges narrowed the list of finalists down to the very best in employee communications. The work we saw in this year’s program was better than ever. The entries demonstrated extraordinary imagination and intelligence in employee communications, intranet, publications and video.

Our judges have carefully reviewed the entries that came in from around the world. They have chosen the best and we are ready to announce the winners of Ragan’s 2015 Employee Communications Awards.

Please join us in congratulating the winners of Ragan’s 2015 Employee Communications Awards!

Employee Communications

Best Benefits Communication

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Annual Benefits Enrollment Campaign, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • AT&T Annual Enrollment 2016, AT&T (with FleishmanHillard)
  • Benefits Basics Toolkit, Trion, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company
  • Health & Well-Being Expos and Open Enrollment, Citrix
  • Michelin 2016 Annual Enrollment Campaign, Xerox Business Services
  • myWorkInspired, Kronos Incorporated

Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • ERA MDA Summer Camp Challenge, ERA Real Estate
  • Excelitas Technologies Corp.'s Corporate Social Responsibility Program, Excelitas Technologies Corp.
  • The Spirit of Service: United Way Campaign 2015, MasterCard

Best Employee Advocacy

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Amplifies Engagement with Internal Influencer Program, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina & Bambu by Sprout Social
  • Bonfire Employee Advocacy Program, Autodesk
  • Cisco Social Ambassador, Cisco
  • Employee Communications, AT&T
  • Pitney Bowes' The Insiders Employee Advocacy Program, Pitney Bowes
  • We Are the Seventh District, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Best Employee Engagement

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • 150th Anniversary, Cargill
  • Engaging Duke Energy Employees as Brand Ambassadors, Duke Energy
  • In-cu-b8, Express Scripts
  • Nielsen Employee Experience, Nielsen
  • PayPal Creates Customer Champion Culture to Drive Major Momentum, PayPal with MSLGROUP
  • WPP Shanghai Relocation - 100 reasons to move, J. Walter Thompson Shanghai

Honorable Mentions

  • "Leading By Example", University of Waterloo
  • Aron@Work, Kronos Incorporated
  • Focusing employees on the consumer in times of market disruption and making the case for change , Cambia Health Solutions
  • Making It REAL, Cox Automotive
  • Ochsner Playbook, Ochsner Health System
  • Vision 2020, Alliance Data

Best Health/Fitness Program

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Health at Work, Inland Northwest Health Services
  • Invest in Yourself, BlackRock
  • The Whole You, Nielsen
  • Village Vitality -- Creating a Healthier Village, DaVita HealthCare Partners
  • Viverae Healthy Culture, Viverae

Best Re-branding Campaign

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Internal Re-branding Campaign, MEG Energy
  • The People of ARRIS, ARRIS Group, Inc.

Intranet

Best Intranet Design

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Hub Launch, Alberta Energy Regulator
  • INFOhana Redesign, Hawaiian Electric Companies
  • Intranet, Redesign, Pitney Bowes

Best Intranet Interview or Profile

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Consolidated Edison Company of New York
  • Steve Ghesquiere's liquid nitrogen demo has thrilled and chilled for decades, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

Best Intranet Value to Employees

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • CONNECT, Workiva
  • Intranet - Value to Employees, Pitney Bowes
  • Intranet, ASPCA

Publications

Best Annual Report (Electronic)

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • 2014 Diversity Annual Report, Creative Marketing Resources
  • Command Information/Internal Communications, USACE, New England District

Best Annual Report (Print)

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • 2014/15 Corporate Annual Report, BC Pension Corporation
  • 2015 Annual Report, The Roberts Group
  • Con Edison 2014 Shareholder's Report, Con Edison
  • Diversity & Inclusion, Con Edison, Inc.

Best Article Series (Electronic)

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Around the Office, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
  • Get to Know Genzyme's Executive Leadership Team, Genzyme, a Sanofi company
  • Making a Difference, CHG Healthcare Services
  • Monday Routine, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 
  • My Essentials, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Our Energy Future - Article Series, Con Edison 

Best Electronic Newsletter

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Children's Chat, St. Louis Children's Hospital
  • In the Square, ASTM International
  • Inside 7 Weekly, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Lead On, SNL Financial
  • Monday Memo, EvergreenHealth
  • This Week @ Sibley, Sibley Memorial Hospital

Best Feature Article (Electronic)

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Bruno Munoz recognized with NESC Engineering Excellence Award, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
  • Feature Article - The New Tech Ladder, Pitney Bowes
  • “Life is precious:” TransUnion associate survives shark attack, TransUnion
  • Taking the “dis” out of disability: TransUnion celebrates 25 years of the ADA, TransUnion

Honorable Mention

  • Communicator, ICE Health Service Corps

Best Long Feature Article (Electronic)

WINNER

Honorable Mention

  • Collaborating with Krungsri, MUFG

Best Long Feature Article (Print and Electronic)

WINNER

Honorable Mention

  • Globalink Long Feature, FM Global

Best Magazine (Electronic)

WINNER

Honorable Mention

  • Crossroads, MUFG

Best Print Magazine

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Cargill News magazine relaunch, Cargill
  • Command Information/Internal Communications, USACE, New England District
  • Comment Redesign, Principal Financial Group
  • Dal-Tile – The Scoop Employee Magazine, Dal-Tile
  • Globalink magazine, FM Global

Best Print Newsletter

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Currents - Employee Newsletter, Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.
  • SAFAR, THE EMIRATES GROUP
  • The Citizen: Get Current. Drive Electric., Georgia Power

Honorable Mention

  • The Pulse, HackensackUMC

Video

Best Humorous Video

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • ‘Hoo News , Yahoo
  • Human vs. Smart Watch, Citrix
  • Legal Holds Video, Con Edison, Inc.

Best Informational or Educational Video

WINNER

Honorable Mentions

  • Albaraka Turk, Albaraka Turk
  • Georgetown Hospital System is Becoming Tidelands Health, Tidelands Health
  • MA N:30, MasterCard O&T Communications
  • P&G Transformation, Procter & Gamble
  • Store of the Future, The Honey Baked Ham Company
  • The New Adventures of the Why Guy, United States Postal Service

Honorable Mentions

  • Count Me In, Piedmont Healthcare 
  • Employee Communications, AT&T
  • KPMG Life: One-Man Power Play, KPMG
  • Off the Record, BAE Systems
  • What Makes Us Genzyme, Genzyme, a Sanofi company

Honorable Mentions

  • 1 in One Hundred Million, Kronos Incorporated
  • Swell Fight Cancer Video, Pacific Life Insurance Company
  • Worth It, The Honey Baked Ham Company

Best Recruitment Video

WINNER

Honorable Mention

  • Imagine a Job You Love, California State Teachers' Retirement System

Best Safety Video

WINNER

Honorable Mention

  • Set the Example, Edmonton Police Service

Grand Prize

Grand Prize: Employee Communications Campaign of the Year

GRAND PRIZE

Honorable Mentions

  • 2014 and 2015 Progress Awards, Citi
  • GBS Employee Communications Campaign, FM Global
  • In-cu-b8, Express Scripts
  • One Team, One Goal: Integrating Two Global Organizations to Better Serve Cancer Patients , Novartis Oncology
  • Space Modernization, Freddie Mac
  • This is Genzyme: Year One, Genzyme, a Sanofi company