CARE Awards Application

The deadline for the 2018 CARE Awards has passed. If you would like to receive updates about the 2019 application process, please contact Lindsey Kearney at lkearney@nvfs.org.

To be eligible for a CARE Award, businesses must be located (not necessarily headquartered) in Northern Virginia. Previous winners are encouraged to apply again. The application should be completed and certified by a senior HR official in your organization. The application requires certification by a senior executive as well. Since the application process can be lengthy, we recommend you have all of your benefits documentation on hand as you begin.

Semi-finalists must distribute a survey to Northern Virginia-based employees, and a 30 percent response rate is required to remain in consideration. To ensure consistency in our evaluation process, we will not accept other employee surveys in lieu of the survey we provide. Survey results are shared with the applicant, along with a comparative view of the survey results of similar applicants.

Finalists should be prepared to discuss all information in more detail during an on-site interview.

Learn more about the evaluation process here.

MENTORING PROGRAM

A Mentoring Program is available to help companies through the application process. Any company applying for the first time and/or any company that so requests is assigned a mentor. Mentors are volunteers who have either been through this application process themselves and/or have participated on the CARE Advisory Committee and are therefore very familiar with the process. The mentor helps explain the process, application steps and benefits of the CARE Award. The mentor also guides the company through the early stages of the application process, as needed. If you would like to request a mentor, please contact Lindsey Kearney (571.748.2560; lkearney@nvfs.org).

2018 TIMELINE
  • Applications due: June 1
  • Applications screened: June-July
  • Semi-finalists notified/participate in CARE survey: July
  • Finalists’ site visits: August-September
  • Winners notified: September
  • CARE Awards Breakfast: Nov. 8, 2018
THE CARE AWARDS BREAKFAST

The CARE Nominating Committee, comprising business leaders, human resource professionals and former CARE winners, will work throughout the summer and early fall to select the 2018 winners, which are announced in September. The process culminates with the awards presentation at the annual CARE Awards Breakfast on Nov. 9, 2018.

If you have any questions about the CARE Awards process, please contact Lindsey Kearney (571.748.2560; lkearney@nvfs.org).

Companies in the top quartile of employee engagement report:


Customer Satisfaction
10%
higher customer metrics


Productivity
17%
higher productivity


Profits
21%
higher profitability


Talent Retention
24%
lower turnover (at high-turnover organizations)


Talent Retention
59%
lower turnover (at low-turnover organizations)