Best Practice in Professional Development awards
Rewarding your commitment, developing your people: The IOP Best Practice in Professional Development Awards 2013
The awards aim to commend, celebrate and promote the very best in training and professional development opportunities for physicists. We’d strongly urge any employer with a serious interest in physics and a good professional development structure to apply.
Winning a Best Practice Award could be the ideal way to demonstrate your values when it comes to managing your people and showing your commitment to the vital role physics has to play in our society.
To be in the running for the Best Practice Award, your organisation will need to demonstrate that it has a formal career path in place for physicists, such as a structured training scheme. You will also need to show how you encourage the professional development of staff, recognise the specific skills of your people and promote a sensible work-life balance. Finally, you’ll need to demonstrate concrete steps to promote the value of physics in our society.
The Institute welcomes nominations from all organisations that employ physicists. In recognition of the breadth and diversity of the companies nominated, the award is split into two categories: small and medium enterprises (defined as those with fewer than 250 staff), and larger organisations. The award is presented to the organisation as a whole rather than a specific department, and is valid for three years. Neither category is limited to one winner.